Botox

Delray Laser and Medical Spa

Medical Spa located in Delray Beach, FL

Fine lines and wrinkles are no match for neuromodulators like Botox®. At Delray Laser and Medical Spa in Delray Beach, Florida, Cynthia Mayers and the aesthetic specialists use Botox, as well as Dysport®, Xeomin®, and Jeuveau™ (Newtox) to prevent and treat wrinkles. To learn more about Botox and its neuromodulator alternatives, call Delray Laser and Medical Spa or schedule an appointment online today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable neuromodulator that treats dynamic wrinkles or expression lines. As a neuromodulator, Botox minimizes wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the nerves that control muscle movement in the treatment area. Preventing muscle contractions stops the skin on top from wrinkling. 

As a result, Botox is an effective treatment that can soften existing wrinkles and prevent new lines from forming.

Can Botox treat all wrinkles?

Botox specifically treats dynamic wrinkles, which form due to repetitive muscle movements. When a muscle contracts, the skin that rests on top of it creases as well. By preventing these contractions, Botox can help reduce the appearance of:

  • Forehead lines
  • Glabellar lines (between the eyebrows)
  • Crow’s feet
  • Bunny lines (on the top of the nose)
  • Chin dimples
  • Neck bands

Neuromodulators, including Botox, cannot treat static wrinkles, which form from volume loss. Hollow cheeks, deep nasolabial folds, and saggy jowls are all static wrinkles that your aesthetic specialist at Delray Laser and Medical Spa can treat with dermal fillers. The medical spa offers a wide range of fillers, including the entire Restylane® family and Radiesse®.

What can I expect from Botox?

Injecting Botox takes just a few minutes. When you arrive for your appointment, your aesthetic specialist applies a topical numbing anesthetic to the treatment area and injects the medication into the targeted muscles. The treatment should not feel overly uncomfortable, and there is no downtime after the procedure.

Results are typically apparent within seven days of your injection and can last for about three to six months. To maintain your results, you can visit Delray Laser and Medical Spa for routine injections.

Are there alternatives to Botox?

Botox continues to be the gold standard in neuromodulator treatments. However, some individuals find more success with alternative neuromodulators, such as Dysport, Xeomin, or Jeuveau, also called Newtox. Like Botox, these neuromodulators can effectively reduce the appearance of expression lines.

You may be interested in a Botox alternative if you regularly use Botox and are no longer seeing visible results or if you’re treating a larger area. During your consultation, your aesthetic specialist can determine the right neuromodulator to address your concerns and achieve your cosmetic goals.

If you’re interested in Botox or an alternative treatment, call Delray Laser and Medical Spa today, or book an appointment online at your convenience.