What is Botox?

Botox is one of the world’s leading cosmetic injectables for the relaxation of unwanted facial wrinkles, such as forehead lines and crow’s feet. When injected carefully into targeted facial regions, our Botox in Buffalo can relax the muscles responsible for the formation of expression lines, making your skin look smoother and younger.

While Botox is FDA-approved for the correction of dynamic wrinkles, it also has numerous off-label uses, such as making the lips look more voluminous (lip flip), reducing excessive underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis treatment), and reducing enlarged jaws (masseter injections).

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Botox Corrects:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Bunny lines around the nose bridge
  • Perioral lines around the lips
  • Chin creases (cobblestone chin)
  • Lips lacking in fullness and volume
  • Gummy smile
  • Enlarged masseter (jaw) muscles
  • Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) treatment

How it Works

Botox for Dynamic Wrinkles

Botox is a neuromodulator made of botulinum toxin type A, which can temporarily block the transmission of nerve signals to targeted muscles. Dynamic wrinkles are formed because of the overuse of certain facial muscles to produce expressions, such as laughing and frowning. When you continue using those facial muscles, they become larger and more prominent, leading to permanent expression lines. Botox is carefully injected into the facial muscles responsible for developing your wrinkles, thus making the associated facial wrinkles relax. Our Botox in Buffalo can take years off your face.

Botox Lip Flip

One of Botox’s most popular off-label uses is the unique lip flip technique. During this treatment, the cosmetic injector delivers 4-6 units of Botox above the upper lips and near the corners of the mouth, relaxing the orbicularis oris muscles connecting the upper lip. The upper lips relax and curve outwards, making your lips look brighter, redder, and more prominent. The cosmetic provider can also inject Botox into the lip elevator muscles on the sides of the nose to reduce gum visibility, making it a suitable treatment for a gummy smile.

Botox Masseter Injections

The masseter muscle connects the lower jaws to the cheeks, and it’s responsible for chewing, talking, and other activities that involve the mouth. Overuse of the masseter muscles because of constant teeth clenching and grinding can lead to an enlarged jaw, changing the shape of your lower face. Botox in Buffalo can relax the overworked masseter muscles, thus limiting their movement. You can still chew and talk, but it reduces the symptoms of bruxism and makes the jaw muscles shrink back into the original size, making the jaw look slimmer.

Benefits of Botox:

  • Non-surgical treatment — no scarring or incisions
  • Concludes within 30 minutes
  • Minimal side effects and negligible risk of complications
  • Corrects unwanted dynamic wrinkles
  • Prevent the formation of new wrinkles in the future
  • Enhance the appearance of lip shape and size
  • Make the jaw look slimmer
  • No downtime — resume daily activities immediately
  • Long-lasting results for 3 to 4 months
  • Natural-looking results without any signs of cosmetic work
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Your Botox Journey

Procedure

The Botox procedure is fairly simple. The cosmetic provider will create a treatment map on your face, marking all the injection points according to your unique goals. A numbing cream will be applied to your face to ensure comfort. Finally, the cosmetic injector will deliver the appropriate units of Botox into targeted locations on your face, depending on your goals. The number of injections depends on your unique goals.

Recovery

Botox doesn’t involve extensive recovery or downtime. You may experience mild redness, swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treatment areas, but you can resume most of your daily activities immediately. There is no downtime. You should, however, avoid strenuous workouts for a day or two after your Botox in Buffalo.

Results

Botox results gradually appear within a week, with continued improvements for two weeks. The final results will last for 3 to 4 months, following which you may need additional sessions. Most patients opt for 3 Botox treatments per year to maintain the results all year long.

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Candidates for Botox:

  • Are at least 18 years of age
  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Have good skin elasticity
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Want to reduce facial wrinkles without surgery
  • Don’t exhibit medical contraindications

Botox is ideal for patients seeking to enhance their facial appearance without surgeries. If you want to reverse the signs of aging and maintain youthful, smooth, wrinkle-free skin, please contact our cosmetic injectors. We will carefully review your medical history, discuss your goals, and determine if you are suitable for Botox injections.

Why Buffalo Aesthetics?

Buffalo Aesthetic is a luxurious, non-invasive cosmetic medical spa led by a talented team of cosmetic providers and licensed injectors. Our physician-run medical spa believes in superior customer service, transparency, and competitive pricing. We will walk you through every aspect of your treatment, including the treatment options, expectations, process, and results during your appointment. Please schedule an appointment to explore your treatment options for Botox in Buffalo.

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