Fine lines and wrinkles may be a common occurrence of natural aging, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit idly by and let your skin show the signs. Dr. Steve Lasater at Optimal Wellness Medical offers a wide variety of anti-aging treatments, including Botox®, to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and expression lines. Millions of people have used this minimally-invasive, FDA-approved treatment to reach their anti-aging goals. If you live in or near Grand Rapids, Michigan, contact Dr. Lasater’s office today. Book your appointment online or call the office to schedule.
Botox Q & A
What is Botox?
Botox is an FDA-approved cosmetic injection that uses purified botulinum toxin to paralyze your muscles, stopping the underlying movements that lead to the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and skin folds.
Botox Cosmetic offers solutions to your aging concerns. Dr. Lasater recommends it for skin resurfacing and to reduce the appearance of aging, including:
- Frown lines between the brows
- Crow’s feet around your eyes
- Expression lines on your forehead
What happens during a Botox procedure?
When Dr. Lasater administers Botox injections, he begins by having you make exaggerated facial movements. He may mark areas of your face where injections should go.
He then prepares the Botox injections and administers them. Both during the procedure and after, he may again request you make exaggerated expressions to ensure he correctly places the injections.
Once the injections are complete, which typically takes less than 10 minutes, you’re free to go return to your usual activities without any downtime.
What are the side effects of Botox?
Minimally invasive, Botox is safe and effective for men and women of varying ages. Although rare, Botox can cause some side effects, including:
- Pain or swelling near injection site
- Neck pain
- Dry mouth
In most cases, side effects are mild and begin to dissipate within 24 hours.
When are Botox results visible?
You can start to see the effects of your Botox treatment in 24-48 hours. These results can last up to four months before they begin to fade.
After multiple treatments, you may notice some permanent results. These improvements result from muscle memory; your muscles begin to learn to stay relaxed without the toxin present.
When you’re ready for skin restructuring, contact Optimal Wellness Medical to learn more about Botox and what it can do for you. Call the office today to schedule with Dr. Lasater or use the online booking tool.