Botox is an extremely popular, clean, and safe method to noticeably reduce wrinkle lines and signs of aging.
Botox is the most common non-surgical treatment in the United States with over 4.4 million procedures performed in 2020. The use of Botulinum toxin for cosmetic purposes has been FDA approved since 2002 and continues to be an increasingly popular treatment choice for both men and women.
Botox works by blocking chemical signals sent to nerves that communicate with the muscles to contract. By relaxing the muscles, fewer contractions can occur over a specific time period, helping delay the formation of wrinkle lines or other unwanted body functions.
The procedure is overwhelmingly safe, minimally invasive, and can be performed inside a clinic. Results typically show between 7 and 14 days and can last anywhere from 3 to 6 months. Additionally, patients do not need to worry about treatment being painful, as the procedure is performed without the need for any anesthetic. Most individuals report only feeling a small pinch sensation during the injection.
Even with the little risk associated with Botox treatment, it is important for individuals seeking care to only be treated by a properly trained medical professional, such as a nurse practitioner.
100% Natural, Clean & Safe
There is a lot of misinformation surrounding Botox, with myths such as Botox injections causing individuals to become expressionless or developing a “frozen face.” Botox is a clean and safe treatment method that we use here at The Epigenetics Healing Center for both cosmetic and medical-related concerns. The use of Botox has been well-established to be a low-risk and safe form of care both for short and long-term use. The Botulinum toxin is made by Clostridium botulinum and sometimes Clostridium butyricum and Clostridium baratii bacteria which is commonly found in low-acid preserved foods, as well as being a naturally occurring toxin in our own intestines. As a natural treatment option, Botox affords individuals the opportunity to avoid the use of harmful medications or surgical procedures for a number of health and beauty matters.
Reasons why Botox is safe for use:
- Botulinum toxin is found in the body
- Botox injections are delivered in small, medically approved doses
- Botox use is approved by the FDA
Here at The Epigenetics Healing Center, we offer Botox treatments to help address a variety of cosmetic and minor medical concerns. Some of the areas we are able to use Botox treatment for include:
- Frown lines
- Forehead wrinkles
- Wrinkles around the eyes (Crow’s feet)
- Cervical dystonia (neck spasms)
- Lazy eye
- Muscle contractures
- Chronic migraines
- Eye twitching
What to Expect During Botox Treatment
A nurse practitioner will have the individual either sit or lie down depending on where the injection site is located. The medical professional will then use a thin needle to inject tiny amounts of botulinum toxin into your muscles. As mentioned, a light pinching feeling may be felt, but no mild or moderate pain is associated with Botox treatment. For those who remain apprehensive toward injections of any kind, not to worry. We use a numbing cream to dull any potential noticeable pain. Here at The Epigenetics Healing Center, our Nurse Practitioner has over 25+ years of experience with Botox injections — for both cosmetic and medical purposes.
Depending on the visit and cosmetic concern, treatment may only take 15 minutes in the office! Our experienced team will be able to best recommend future Botox treatment frequency and plans for you and your needs.
Patients receiving Botox treatment only experience mild, if any, side effects. However, some associated risks include pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site, headache or flu-like symptoms, and eye dryness or excessive tearing. Due to the safe nature of Botox Treatments, these risks are rare.
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Botox is about more than looking good, it’s about building your self-esteem and ensuring that you are able to live a healthy, happy life. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and book an appointment for your next Botox treatment.
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