Cosmetic botulinum toxin therapy, commonly referred to as Botox, is one of the most popular techniques used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and smooth out facial wrinkles. Botulinum toxin injections are placed into the muscles under the facial wrinkles, resulting in muscle relaxation. As your facial muscles stabilize underneath the treatment area, in turn, that lack of muscle movement prevents wrinkles from forming. Common injection sites include around the mouth, between the brows, across the forehead, and around the eyes.
There are several brands of botulinum toxin injections on the market. In addition to the most well known, Botox Cosmetic by Allergan, Naya Spa also offers Dysport by Galderma. Each option is formulated a little differently, but the professionals at Naya are ready to help you decide which option will yield you your desired results. Both Botox and Dysport are FDA approved treatments, and are considered safe and non-invasive medical procedures.
After coming into the office for injections, most patients start to see visual results in three to five days, with full results within 14 days. It’s important to remember that results from Botox injections are temporary. Depending on skin health and maintenance of your treatments, you can expect the results of your injections to last between three and four months.
Seeking a softer, more radiant, and plumper appearance? Kiss frown lines, crows feet, and even hyperhidrosis goodbye with Botox injections at Naya Spa.
- Frown lines / between the eyebrows
- Crows Feet
- Neck Lines
- Jawline Slimming
- TMJ Relief
- Eyebrow Lift
- Lip Flip (recommended 2 weeks prior to Dermal Filler)
- Gummy Smile Reduction
- Hyperhydrosis or excessive underarm sweating
WRINKLE PREVENTION (BABY BOTOX)
Whether you’re looking for a more subtle effect from botox or you’re concerned about preventing future wrinkles, Baby Botox is the treatment for you! This new approach to anti-aging uses smaller botox doses spread over a larger surface area to relax lines while maintaining facial mobility. The result is a natural and subtle facial softening, aimed at preventing those wrinkles in the future. We recommend it for early stage wrinkle prevention in your mid 20s and beyond!
IS IT SAFE?
Yes. Not only are both Botox and Dysport FDA approved, but the injection technique has been used for over twenty years, on thousands of patients.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Most often the effects of botox treatment last about three to four months. Clinical studies have indicated that treatments have more lasting effects over time, meaning you should require fewer injections in the future. However, results vary from patient to patient.
CAN BOTOX REALLY PREVENT FUTURE WRINKLES?
Yes it can! Not only is Botox an effective treatment for existing fine lines and wrinkles, but it also works to prevent future wrinkles from forming. During those 3-4 months that your muscles are weakened from your Botox treatment, you cannot elicit the wrinkles, preventing severity of future wrinkles. Ask us about Baby Botox!
HOW IS BOTOX USED FOR GRINDING, CLENCHING, TMJ AND FACIAL SLIMMING?
Bruxism (teeth grinding) can cause headaches, jaw aches, sleeplessness, broadening of the jawline and dental problems requiring expensive corrective work. Clenching our teeth often, or grinding them at night leads to excessive use of the masseter muscle, resulting in a more square or prominent jawline.
Botox is a method used for facial slimming. Treatment involves injecting the masseter muscle to reduce its size and strength, which relaxes the jaw and relieves the symptoms of pain, grinding and clenching associated with this condition. Results can be felt a week after treatment, and facial slimming may take up to 6 weeks for full results. Results last between six months to a year and a half.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS TO BOTOX?
It’s rare that patients experience negative side effects from Botox injections. Any potential side effects that have been observed, such as post injection bruising or headaches should only be temporary and typically resolve themselves in the days/weeks following treatment.
Eyelid/eyebrow drooping is typically a result of improper injection technique and not associated with the product itself. This is why it is so important to choose injectors, like ours at Naya Spa, that perform Botox injections all day every day so they have the most experience to give you the best results.
WHAT DOES THE POST-TREATMENT REGIMEN LOOK LIKE?
After Botox injections you should avoid lying flat for the first four hours post treatment. You should also refrain from intensive physical activity for 24 hours. Bruising is rare, but can happen. If you are prone to bruising please avoid alcoholic beverages and NSAIDs (Motrin/Ibuprofen/Aleve) for 48 hours prior to your appointment. You may also use Arnica which is a homeopathic over the counter medication for 3 days prior to injections to lessen the risk of bruising.
WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS?
Caution should always be taken before undergoing medical treatment of any kind. Botox may not be right for you if:
- You’re pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have a neurological or muscular disorder such as Bell’s Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis
HOW CAN I SAVE ON TREATMENTS?
Naya offers $10/unit for our members, along with generous discounts on all other services. Check out our membership options here!
We also accept Alle and Aspire rewards programs, which are offered through the manufacturers of Botox and Dysport. Through these rewards programs, you’ll earn points on each treatment that you can redeem for savings on future treatments. You can also earn and redeem points on other selected treatments that your provider may recommend to help you achieve your desired results.