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How to Know Whether Botox Is Right for You

Botox is becoming more and more common these days, and you likely know someone who’s had it, or had been thinking about getting it. If you’ve been thinking about it for yourself, this week’s Seven Trees Aesthetics blog is here to help you understand more about Botox and what it can do for you.

Seven Trees Aesthetics is a medical spa in Northern Colorado that offers a range of services, including injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers. Our licensed estheticians and physicians can help you determine whether Botox is right for you, and if it is, how much of it you’ll need. Read this week’s blog post to help you determine whether Botox would be a good fit for you, and reach out to our medical spa in Northern Colorado to schedule an appointment for med spa services today!

What Is Botox?

Botox is an injectable treatment used to treat facial lines and creases. It’s made up of a formula that contains the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It works by blocking signals from your nerves to your muscles, preventing the injecting muscles from contracting.

The procedure itself only takes a few minutes, and you will not need anesthesia. Your licensed esthetician will use a small needle to inject the Botox into specific muscles in your face or neck, which should only cause minor discomfort. Botox generally takes around seven to 14 days to take full effect.

Botox can treat a wide range of issues, including:

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Bunny lines
  • Neck bands or cords
  • Crow’s feet
  • Sagging eyebrows
  • Frown lines
  • And more

How Do I Know If It’s Right for Me?

You’re probably wondering whether you’d be a good candidate for Botox. While most people can get the treatment, with the exception of women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who suffer from certain neurological diseases, there are some people who make better candidates than others.

If you have unwanted facial creases of wrinkles, here are some things that may make you a great candidate for Botox.

  • You have moderate to severe wrinkles on your face or neck
  • Your wrinkles are located in a place that Botox can easily treat, such as near or around your eyes, around your neck, or on your forehead
  • You are in good general health and don’t have any underlying conditions, especially neurological
  • You have realistic expectations for what Botox can do for you

You should not consider Botox if:

  • You’re allergic to any of the ingredients found within Botox or another product containing the botulinum toxin.
  • You have a skin injection in the area where you’re wanting injections
  • You are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a neurological condition such as ALS
  • You have a severe illness

In general, unless you have a serious illness, people with fine lines and wrinkles across their face make great candidates for Botox.

Trust Seven Trees Aesthetics to Administer Your Botox

If you’ve been considering Botox to treat fine lines and wrinkles around your face and neck, rely on the licensed estheticians at Seven Trees Aesthetics. We’ve got the training, knowledge, and skills needed to administer Botox in a careful and precise manner.

To learn more about our options or to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed estheticians, contact Seven Trees Aesthetics in Northern Colorado today!