It’s not difficult to find BOTOX® treatments in Roseville, Auburn, Grass Valley, Nevada City, or surrounding areas. Finding injectors with the expertise to minimize crow’s feet, worry lines, and other early signs of aging with natural-looking results can be more of a challenge. At Vibrance Medical Spa, we have a team of aesthetic nurse specialists and aestheticians who have the training and experience you’re looking for.
Can You Benefit From BOTOX?
BOTOX is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the U.S., with millions of women and men getting injections to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and other areas of the face. When performed by a skilled injector, BOTOX and similar products such as Dysport® and Jeuveau® treatments can:
- Reduce early signs of aging, such as crow’s feet and worry lines
- Create a slimmer jawline
- Smooth horizontal forehead wrinkles
- Minimize fine lines around the mouth, such as “smoker’s lines”
- Postpone the onset of wrinkles
The ideal candidates for BOTOX are women and men who don’t want or need cosmetic surgery but who believe wrinkles and fine lines create an appearance that doesn’t reflect the energy and vitality they feel.
BOTOX or Fillers? Why Not Both?
BOTOX and dermal fillers work in very different ways and solve different problems, meaning that combining them during a single treatment session (sometimes called a liquid or nonsurgical facelift) can create even better results. Even though fillers are often thought of as anti-aging treatments, many of the patients we see at Vibrance get filler injections to contour certain areas, such as the cheeks or nose. Lip injections using fillers create fuller lips for younger women whose lips are naturally thin.
Unlike fillers, which improve the contours by adding volume beneath the skin, BOTOX, Dysport, and Jeuveau temporarily relax the muscle responsible for causing wrinkles. These “expression lines” develop over time when we squint, smile, frown, or furrow our brow.
Are There Alternatives to BOTOX as a Wrinkle Treatment?
In some cases, other treatments may be better suited to treat wrinkles than BOTOX. Options include:
- Dermal fillers can smooth away deeper lines and wrinkles by filling them in from beneath the surface of the skin.
- Chemical peels provide all-over wrinkle reduction for shallow wrinkles on the surface of the skin.
- Microneedling can help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles by increasing collagen in the skin.
- ResurFX™ laser skin resurfacing increases collagen production while reducing excess pigment and redness.
These alternatives can often be used in addition to BOTOX for more complete wrinkle reduction.
What Happens During a BOTOX Treatment?
You can plan on a first-time BOTOX appointment taking less than an hour. The injections themselves take only a few minutes. Our experienced injectors first clean the injection sites and then numb the skin and muscles with cold compresses to minimize discomfort. Using a tiny needle, your provider quickly completes the injections, which feel similar to a pinch.
Is There Any Downtime After BOTOX Injections?
BOTOX patients can return to work or other activities after their appointments, although immediate side effects include redness, swelling, and tenderness in the treatment areas. These should all go away on their own within a day. Results for expression lines typically take about 4 to 7 days to appear and usually last 3 to 4 months.
Start With a Consultation
You can get all of your questions about BOTOX answered by one of our aesthetic nurse specialists when you schedule a consultation using the online form. You can also call us at (530) 450-3894