Love Your Body Medical Spa
Divina Averilla, MD
Medical Spa located in Las Vegas, NV
Are you sick of your facial lines making you look tired or angry all the time? At Love Your Body Medical Spa in Las Vegas, Divina Averilla, MD offers Botox® injections to help reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles and facial lines. Find out if anti-aging injectables are right for you by calling the office or by booking a consultation online.
BOTOX Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is a muscle relaxer that helps to soothe and smooth agitated skin to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles. It's made from a neurotoxin produced by bacteria, meaning it is a completely organic injection.
Botox works its magic by preventing your muscles from receiving signals sent by your nerve cells. Without any instructions on how to move, the muscles become temporarily paralyzed, allowing them to relax.
What Are Some Reasons to Use Botox?
If you're unhappy with the appearance of your skin, Botox is a great way to refresh your face and neck. Botox can lift sagging cheeks, jowls, and skin around the eyes. In particular, it's a great tool for eliminating crow's feet, smoker lines, and forehead lines.
Many people use Botox to reduce the appearance of aging, but it can also be used to treat over 20 different medical conditions, including migraines, excessive sweating, lazy eye, and overactive bladder, to name a few.
How Does Botox Work?
Once Dr. Averilla injects botox into your targeted muscle area, the active ingredient, botulinum toxin, blocks your nerve signals, temporarily disabling the underlying muscle activity responsible for causing the unwanted lines and wrinkles.
The injection process only takes a few minutes. You can expect to see the full results in three to seven days following your treatment session.
Is Botox Safe?
Botox injections are entirely safe, with very few reported side effects. The only problems you might experience are slight redness or pain at the injection site, but this will quickly clear up after a few days.
How Long Can You Expect the Results to Last?
The rejuvenating effects of Botox are typically visible for at least four to six months. Although visible signs of aging will recur after the neurotoxin wears off, you can effectively manage unwanted lines and wrinkles through a regular treatment routine.
These injections only work to prevent muscles from continuing to form wrinkles. The neuromodulators do not help to fill in pre-existing facial lines. Wrinkles caused by sun damage or by gravity won’t respond to these specific treatment types.
If you’re interested in learning more about what these neuromodulators can do for you, call Love Your Body Medical Spa today, or schedule an appointment online.