At The Wellspring Medical Spa in Dixon, IL, we specialize in non-invasive facial rejuvenation and offer BOTOX®, one of the most popular cosmetic injectables that can enhance the appearance and reverse the aging process. During our treatments, we blend the art of facial aesthetics with medicine to promote beautiful, natural-looking results and ensure each patient has the best possible treatment experience.
What Is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a cosmetic injectable designed to target and treat expression lines and cosmetic and aging-related concerns. It also has therapeutic uses to improve quality of life and decrease pain and discomfort.
It contains highly purified proteins called neurotoxins that relax muscles in the treatment area to accomplish specific aesthetic and therapeutic goals. It has been helping patients achieve their ideal appearance for well over 20 years and is a safe cosmetic solution for those who want to naturally reverse the aging process.
What Are the Treatment Benefits?
Our non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments aim to help patients achieve specific goals and natural-looking results. Some of the treatment benefits include the following:
- Treatments are quick and typically take less than 20 minutes from start to finish
- Treatments are comfortable
- There is no social downtime
- Results are long-lasting
- The ingredients are relatively fast-acting
- Treatment plans are versatile and customizable
- The injectable can be combined with other cosmetic treatments for enhanced results
How Does It Work?
The active ingredients in BOTOX® temporarily prohibit communication between the nerve signals, and muscles. This temporary interruption in communication allows the skin to rest so that lines, wrinkles, and indentations gradually disappear following the treatment process, and patients can enjoy their results for several months at a time.
The Lip Flip
The lip flip is a popular treatment that uses this injectable to relax the muscles around the upper lip to improve lip volume. In doing so, we can help patients achieve fuller-looking lips that last several months.
The Brow Lift
The brow lift is a treatment that can reverse the appearance of a heavy or drooping brow with specific injections into the muscles of the forehead to lift the countenance and promote a youthful-looking appearance.
GLOWTOX is a treatment that combines BOTOX® with a chemical peel to smooth lines and wrinkles, treat aesthetic concerns, and promote brighter and healthier-looking skin.
Treating a Gummy Smile
We can also use this injectable to treat and correct a gummy smile. Injections into specific areas around the mouth can relax the lip to improve facial aesthetics and temporarily eliminate a gummy smile.
Smoothing Bunny Lines
Bunny lines are those lines that appear on the nose during certain expressions. We can use this injectable to temporarily eliminate bunny lines to help patients achieve their aesthetic ideals.
Masseter Clenching Treatments
We can also use this neuromodulator to treat masseter clenching to prevent teeth grinding and jaw clenching. By relaxing the muscles of the jaw, we can help patients experience an improved quality of life while also decreasing the size of the jaw muscle to improve facial aesthetics.
Widening the Eyes
We can also use this injectable to open up the eyes, making them wider to promote improved facial aesthetics and a younger-looking appearance.
Treating a Pebbled Chin
BOTOX® injections into different chin areas can relax specific muscles to eliminate chin dimples, wrinkles, and pebbling.
Smoothing Crow’s Feet, Frown Lines, and Forehead Lines
BOTOX® is FDA-approved to treat the most common expression lines that form on the upper half of the face, including crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes, forehead lines across the center of the forehead, and frown lines between the eyebrows. We can address one or all three areas to restore smoother and younger-looking skin.
Eliminating Neck Lines
Neck lines are the horizontal bands that form across the neck and are very difficult to treat with topical products. We can use BOTOX® to relax the surrounding muscles and smooth the skin to temporarily eliminate these lines.
Smoothing Vertical Lip Lines and Smile Lines
Vertical lip lines and smile lines appear around the mouth due to aging, but injections with the right amount of product into the areas around the mouth will temporarily smooth these lines and wrinkles and restore youthful-looking skin.
BOTOX® also has some therapeutic uses. We can use this injectable to treat patients who suffer from migraines and axillary hyperhidrosis. Injections into specific areas of the head and neck can reduce the number of migraine days patients experience each month. Injections into specific areas of the underarm can prevent excess sweat production to treat hyperhidrosis temporally.
When Will I See the Results?
Most patients see results within the first few days of the treatment. Results may take up to seven days, and the best results are typically visible within the first month of treatment.
How Long Will My Results Last?
This injectable delivers temporary yet long-lasting results. Most patients can expect to enjoy results for three to four months, sometimes longer, based on how quickly their bodies metabolize the ingredients in the product. We typically schedule follow-up treatments every three to four months so that patients can maintain their results long-term.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you are looking for a non-invasive facial rejuvenation treatment that is quick, comfortable, and delivers long-lasting, natural-looking results, you may be the perfect candidate for a BOTOX® treatment plan. We can evaluate your skin and primary concerns during your pre-treatment consultation, and once we confirm that you are not allergic to the injectable ingredients and that this treatment is a safe option for you, we can move forward treatment process.
Achieve Smoother and Younger Looking Skin
You do not have to live with the lines, wrinkles, and aesthetic imperfections that make you feel less confident in your appearance. We can design a treatment plan using this effective injectable to not only improve your appearance but increase your confidence.