Would you love to look more youthful and refreshed, but aren’t ready for plastic surgery? If so, Botox® offers a solution and is among the treatments available from board-certified nurse practitioners Ana Taylor, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Chantel Collier, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, and the team of professionals of Complete Rural Medicine with locations in Friend and Lincoln, Nebraska. Book a visit today using the easy online scheduling page, or call to check appointment availability.
Botox is the world’s most popular nonsurgical treatment for temporarily reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. An injectable medication, Botox is approved for use on crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines.
Botox has been used in medical settings for more than 50 years and has nearly two decades of use in aesthetic applications. Over those years, Botox has been the subject of numerous studies and clinical trials and has an excellent safety track record.
Botox is created from a carefully controlled neurotoxin called Clostridium botulinum. In certain concentrations, this substance is deadly, but the volume used in Botox is minute and perfectly safe. Clostridium botulinum is found naturally in soil, lakes, and forests.
When injected into your facial muscles, this medication temporarily prevents the targeted muscles from going through their full range of motion. It takes multiple injections in each treatment area, but they don’t cause any significant pain. If you have especially sensitive skin, a numbing cream can reduce sensation prior to your treatments.
With Botox, your facial muscles still create normal facial expressions, but they aren’t strong enough to tug and pull your skin into lines, wrinkles, and folds.
It only takes a couple of minutes to receive your injections. There’s no need for any advance preparation and no recovery time. You can return to normal activities immediately after your visit, and plenty of people come in for lunchtime Botox appointments.
It takes around 24-48 hours for your results to develop. Those results last around four months, at which point you can decide whether you’d like to come back for another round of treatment.
If there are things about your most recent treatment you’d like to change, just let your practitioner know. In many cases, they can increase the volume of Botox or adjust the location of the injections to customize the effects.
Xeomin® is another injectable treatment and is also made from a neurotoxin. It works similarly to Botox. Your practitioner can help you decide if Xeomin is a better fit for your needs.
To learn more, schedule a face-to-face consultation online or by phone today.