By Jake Bova • March 24, 2017

Lets Watch: Botox with Clinical Lead Liz

Botox is the most popular minimally invasive type of cosmetic treatment in the world. First used for medical purposes, dermatologists quickly discovered its usefulness in reducing the look of wrinkles, furrows and lines in the face, neck and other areas of the body. Our specialists at Juvly are pleased to offer this treatment to our clients.

How It Works
The treatment works thanks to some interesting chemistry and is a prime example of humans turning something harmful into something beneficial. For Botox is a purified form of the botulinin toxin, the same nasty stuff that causes botulism when people eat tainted food. What makes it dangerous and beneficial is that it paralyzes muscles. It does this by interrupting the action of acetylcholine, which is a type of neurotransmitter that helps nerves send and receive messages. However, when the toxin is injected into the muscle beneath a wrinkle or line, the paralysis causes the muscle to smooth out. This softens the look of the wrinkle.

Clients can see Botox results immediately, though we at Juvly recommend touch up treatments to make the improvement last. Some types of the toxin produce improvements that last as long as a year.

The Procedure
The client sits comfortably in a chair while our specialist injects the toxin into the area they want treated with a fine needle. The number of Botox injections needed depends on the depth of the wrinkle or furrow and how many wrinkles the client wants treated. Since the needles are fine, many clients don’t need anesthesia, though we provide a topical anesthesia and then ice afterwards to keep down swelling. A session lasts from between 15 and 30 minutes, and the client can leave after a few minutes' rest. However, we recommend that the client rest for a day or two. The best time to get the treatment is on a Friday so the client can take it easy over the weekend.

People who want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles through Botox injections shouldn’t hesitate to contact us at Juvly Aesthetics for a consultation. Our number is (614) 686-3627.