Encore Medical Rejuvenation

When Does Botox Look The Best?

A client at Encore Medical Rejuvenation has forehead wrinkles assessed

You can expect the effects of Botox treatments to appear gradually over the course of a few days to a week. Within 7 to 14 days after the therapy, the complete results typically become visible.

Within the first 24 to 48 hours following your Botox injections, some people may begin to notice small changes. However, at this point, these changes are usually subtle.

As the botulinum toxin starts to work over the course of the following few days, the muscles in the targeted areas relax. A steady decrease in the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles will soften them. As time passes, this progress frequently becomes more prevalent.

Does Botox Make Your Face Look Stiff?

Frozen face from Botox, featured image

Botox Edmonton can cause stiffness or a lack of expressiveness in the face if it is overdone or if it is administered improperly. Botox will produce a frozen or unnatural appearance if too much is used or if the wrong muscle groups are targeted for injection.

Only trained physicians, nurses or certified injectors provide Botox injections in Edmonton Alberta. By choosing a licensed medical specialist with experience like the team at Encore, you can avoid the stiff-looking appearance known as frozen face. To ensure that the therapy is suited to your unique needs and objectives, our physicians will go through a consultation to gain a thorough understanding of your unique facial anatomy and muscle dynamics.

What Is Preventative Botox

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Preventative Botox is based on the idea that by injecting modest doses of the drug into particular areas, it can help relax the underlying muscles and stop the repetitive movements that create wrinkles. Early intervention is thought to preserve the skin’s smooth appearance and postpone the appearance of more noticeable wrinkles.

How To Prepare for Botox Treatment

A client receives a consultation at Encore Medical Rejuvenation prior to getting Botox

A consultation with one of the doctors at Encore will provide an opportunity to discuss your concerns, desired outcomes, and any questions you may have. Also, the consultation gives the doctor the opportunity to perform an examination of the areas you wish to treat with Botox as well as observe your health and age. Your Encore doctor can then confirm through this assessment if, in fact, Botox is right for you.

What’s the right age to get Botox?

A young woman considers getting Botox in her 30's

Botox is commonly used to treat dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repetitive muscle movements, such as frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet around the eyes. Typically, these types of wrinkles become more noticeable in the late 20s and early 30s. However…

How Often Should You Get Botox

A client is given a Botox injection at Encore Medical Rejuvenation in Edmonton

Depending on a person’s unique circumstances, such as age, skin condition, and the area being treated, the frequency of required Botox injections will vary. For the best results, it is advised that Botox injections be done every 3 to 6 months.

How long does Botox last

Crowsfeet treated with Botox injection at Encore Medical Rejuvenation

Depending on the patient and the area being treated, the effects of Botox injections usually last between three and six months. After that, wrinkles might start to return as the muscles gradually regain their capacity to contract.