Both men and women in Coeur d’Alene should consider BOTOX® as an option when they look in the mirror and notice those wrinkles, folds, furrows, and fine lines that seem to be getting deeper every day. BOTOX® is specifically approved by the FDA correct those signs of aging. Best of all, the sessions are quick, there’s no downtime, and a client doesn’t have to fast the night before or prepare for it weeks in advance. When the session is over, they can go home.
What Is BOTOX® and How Does It Work?
BOTOX® is a purified protein solution, and it relaxes the muscles beneath your wrinkles, which causes the wrinkles to smooth out or soften. It does this because it interrupts the action of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for muscle contractions. Because there are over 40 muscles in the face, it’s important that the aesthetician knows exactly which muscles to target. To help them, they’ll often ask the patient to scrunch up their forehead, smile or frown before they inject the solution.
The aesthetician needs to have a consultation with the patient well before their session. They not only need to know what the patient wants from their treatment, but they need to find out if the patient is a good candidate. This means thoroughly interviewing the patient and taking their medical history.
The procedure is straightforward. The client sits in a chair, the aesthetician cleans their face and numbs the area to be treated. The aesthetician may also mark the areas where they will inject the BOTOX®. The solution is then injected through fine, short needles, often 31 or 32 gauge needles that are used by insulin-dependent diabetics. The dosage of BOTOX® also has to be calibrated for every patient. For example, men tend to have bigger muscles than women, so they’ll need a higher dosage for their injections.
After the session, the patient rests for a while with an ice pack pressed to the injection sites. Then, they can go home. Some people go back to work or school, but our Coeur d’Alene aesthetician recommends that they just go home and rest for a few days.
Recovery is usually speedy, and people can see the results soon after their treatment. To make recovery even speedier and more successful, the person should avoid heat and humidity and strenuous exercise for at least a day. They should not take blood thinners or NSAIDs and avoid massaging the injection sites. This could cause the toxin to migrate to a place where it’s not wanted.
Call Us in Coeur d’Alene if You’re Interested in BOTOX®
If you live in the Coeur d’Alene area and are discouraged by the fine lines and wrinkles of your face or neck, don’t hesitate to visit Sarah Hamilton FACE. We are also located in Spokane and Liberty Lake, WA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!