Botox® is the revolutionary nonsurgical treatment that can reduce fine lines and wrinkles and yield a more youthful-looking appearance. At Independent Medical Group in Pahrump, Nevada, Michael Reiner, MD, and his team provide Botox injections to help you address your cosmetic concerns and boost your self-confidence. Find out more about this simple, quick, convenient, in-office treatment by calling the office or booking an appointment online.
Botox is a medication derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, a microbe that produces a neurotoxin that can be safely injected into certain muscles in diluted amounts. When injected, the toxin weakens the targeted muscles and blocks the signals that are sent from your nerves to your muscles. When injected into the face, your wrinkles relax and soften because your facial muscles can’t contract normally.
Your physician can provide Botox to address several cosmetic concerns, such as:
Botox is provided as a quick in-office treatment that only takes a few minutes and requires no anesthesia. At Independent Medical Group, your provider injects Botox with a fine needle. There might be some mild and tolerable discomfort, but most people tolerate the procedure without any difficulties.
Most healthy adults are suitable candidates for Botox. Your provider can answer your questions during your consultation, where they also provide you with detailed information and help you decide on the best aesthetic treatments for you.
If you’re a good candidate for Botox, before your treatment, you should avoid alcohol for a few days, and aspirin for two weeks, to reduce any possible bruising.
If you have a neurological disease or are pregnant or breastfeeding, you’re not a good candidate for Botox.
After your Botox treatment, there’s no downtime, and you can immediately return to your daily activities. Most people don’t have any symptoms. You might experience a mild headache that subsides shortly or mild bruising that typically resolves within a day or two.
Make sure you don’t rub or irritate the treated area for 12 hours after your treatment.
It can take three days to one week to produce the full results from your Botox treatment, and the effects can last four months or longer.
Your muscle function returns over time, and your wrinkles might return. Additional treatments can help you to maintain your desired look and smoother skin. Even though wrinkles can come back with Botox, they’re never usually as noticeable and visible as they were previously.
To learn more about the benefits of Botox, call Independent Medical Group, or book an appointment online today.