Botox in Oklahoma City
What is Botox?
Botox is a registered trademark given to Botulinum Toxin A, normally a toxin associated with the condition known as botulism. At lower doses, Botox is a safe and highly-effective treatment for facial wrinkles and lines. Botox has both medicinal and Cosmetic uses, and was first FDA-approved in 2002 for the cosmetic use in treating moderate-to-severe glabellar lines (the “11” lines of the inter-brow region) of the face. More than 4 million men and women per year use Botox injection treatment as part of an effective anti-aging strategy in the US. Billions are spent yearly in Botox injections, making it the most popular minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure performed in America.
In Oklahoma City Botox is particularly popular among women and men who want to take years off of their appearance to look young, refreshed & rejuvenated. Oklahoma City physician, Dr. Harvey Jenkins, provides the Botox treatment for BodyTrends Med Spa.
You may wonder why would anyone want to have a powerful toxin, which works to paralyze nerve endings, injected into their body or face? The answer: If it can’t move, it can’t wrinkle! Further, regular Botox treatments are believed to dramatically slow down the appearance of aging. In a study of identical twins, where one twin used botox regularly for 13 years, when the Botox wore off, the twin who used Botox regularly looked about 10 years younger than her sister.
How Botox Works
As skin ages, changes in the elasticity and thickness occur which lead to development of lines. Some lines are the result of dynamic muscle contraction over time.
Botox works by reducing the contraction of muscles that cause persistent frown lines, furrows, and wrinkles (rhytids). These can include lines across the forehead, lines between the brows, lines around the outer eyes (crow’s feet), fine lines around the vermilion border of the lip (smoker’s lines), and wrinkles along the neck. Botox injections to these areas of the face and neck can be done in a few minutes, with very small needles and minimal discomfort or pain.
When injected, Botox works by entering nerve cells, and disabling the apparatus inside the nerve cell that is necessary to transmit the electrical signal to the adjacent muscle cell that it controls. When this happens, the muscle cell cannot contract. The wrinkles, furrows and lines cannot be formed. The muscle cell will remain still until branches from the nerve ending re-establish contact with the muscle cell. This process can take about 3-4 months to complete, which is why Botox treatment typically lasts 3-4 months or more.
Another Botulinum Toxin based Cosmetic treatment that is now available in OKC, Dysport (Reloxin). Although available in Europe for many years, Dysport was introduced in the US as a competitor to Botox in 2009. Although there are subtle differences between Botox and Dysport in how quick it works and how long it lasts, in general, it is believed the products are equivalent in activity and in price.
Your Botox Treatment
The usual Botox Treatment takes about 10 minutes.
Patients can expect to see results from Botox in about 4-7 days following injections. Normal activity can be resumed immediately after treatment, although some attention to facial washing and the upright position are necessary to allow Botox to stay in the areas where inject for optimal results. Typically, the botox response lasts about 3 months or longer. Deeper lines and depressions not caused by muscle contractions are addressed with Dermal Filler.
BodyTrends makes Botox easy and affordable, offering regular users the lowest price on Botox in Oklahoma City, and for new users the cheapest price on Botox in OKC.