Botox Injection Treatments in Denver
All You Need to Know About Botox
Have you always wanted ageless skin, that’s free of wrinkles and fine lines? Do you want to look into the mirror each day and see yourself getting younger and more beautiful? If yes, you’ve come to the right place.
Body Massage Wellness Spa is a reputed med spa, specializing in cosmetic dermatological treatments. Our experts have immense experience providing Botox. Visit us today for Botox in Denver.
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WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox is a neurotoxin that is harvested from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. This bacterium releases multiple chemicals and Botox is called the Type A botulinum toxin.
Botox has been found to be highly effective in anti-aging treatments. When injected into the treatment site, Botox will temporarily paralyze the muscles in your face. This will stop the skin from scrunching up and result in the formation of fewer wrinkles and lines.
HISTORY OF BOTOX
The history of Botox starts from the discovery of the Clostridium botulinum bacterium in the early 1900s by Emile Pierre van Ermengem, a Belgian scientist. In the period between the 1940s-1950s, the botulinum toxin was finally separated and crystallized.
Around the 1970s, medical researchers started testing the botulinum toxin to treat crossed eyes on monkeys. These experiments showed that the toxin was able to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the glabellar region.
Soon, the botulinum toxin became an approved treatment solution for crossed eyes for people. Then, Allergan purchased the rights for the product, re-branded it as Botox and sought FDA approval for use as an anti-aging treatment.
The FDA approval of Botox was a landmark decision in medicine. This was because Botox is the very first bacterial toxin to be used as a medicine.
TREATMENT SITES AND CONDITIONS THAT CAN BE ADDRESSED USING BOTOX INJECTIONS
Botox is a highly versatile anti-aging treatment that can be used to address different treatment sites such as:
You can also address a variety of conditions using Botox, including:
- Forehead lines
- Frown/glabellar lines
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines
- Smoker’s lines
- Marionette lines
- Chin dents
- Vertical Platysma bands
- Soles of the feet
BOTOX VS DERMAL FILLERS
When it comes to anti-aging treatments, many people get confused between Botox and dermal fillers. Maybe you’re not sure which treatment is ideal for you too.
The choice between Botox and dermal fillers essentially comes down to what your cosmetic and aesthetic preferences are. Botox is a neurotoxin and a neuromodulator. When injected into your treatment site, the Botox will work on four neural regions – postganglionic parasympathetic nerve endings, neuromuscular junction, autonomic ganglia & postganglionic sympathetic nerve endings. It inhibits the release of acetylcholine, which is responsible for muscle contraction, blood vessel dilation, heart rate and body secretions. The absence of acetylcholine in your face prevents the formation of wrinkles.
Dermal fillers are treatments that work in an entirely different way. They are made up of hyaluronic acid and other growth factors, proteins and chemical formulations which are used to fill up the hollow spaces in your face. Dermal fillers are injected into your skin too and are massaged into place to sculpt your face to get a defined shape.
The main difference between Botox and dermal fillers is this – while the former prevents the formation of more lines and smoothens the skin, the latter helps add volume and contour to the hollow regions of your face.
So, if you have moderate-to-severe wrinkles and want to stop your skin from becoming looser and wrinkly, Botox is the best solution. Our team of dermatologists at Body Massage Wellness Spa may recommend a dermal filler treatment after Botox, depending on your unique aesthetic requirements.
MEET THE BOTOX CHAMPIONS OF HOLLYWOOD AND POP CULTURE
Many decades ago, Botox was a treatment that people used to be very “hush-hush” about. But today, more people are choosing to get Botox treatments, for its effective results and comparatively low cost.
In fact, no group has embraced this procedure more fully than the A-list club of Hollywood celebrities. Here are a few celebrities who’ve been open about their love for the botulinum toxin:
- Kelly Ripa – This TV sensation has always said that Botox has “changed her life”, ever since she started getting treatments.
- Chrissy Teigen – This social media superstar gets Botox in her armpits!
- Vanessa Williams – The Ugly Betty star vouched for Botox being “a miracle drug”.
- Kris Jenner – The matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan has always been a vocal supporter of Botox injections. In fact, the entire family – which includes Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Kendall and Kylie – get Botox treatments regularly.
- Christine Quinn – This vivacious beauty from the hit reality show Selling Sunset, actually organized a “Burgers and Botox” party to promote a home on sale. Of course, the event was a hit in Los Angeles.
- Kim Catrall – The Sex and the City diva has been very candid about her reliance on Botox to get rid of age lines. Now we know the secret to her eternal youth.
- Jenny McCarthy – This Hollywood bombshell says that she “tell(s) everyone” about Botox being her “great little secret” – that’s how much she loves it.
- Olivia Coleman – The Queen from the hit series The Crown, has confirmed in multiple interviews that she’s “done Botox and (I) LOVED it”.
- Sharon Osbourne – No one in Hollywood is as passionate about Botox injections as this magnetic TV star. In fact, Sharon called Botox “one of the best things that has ever been created for cosmetic surgery.”
Need we say more?
TRENDS IN BOTOX YOU’LL BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT
When it comes to Botox treatments, there have always been trends that have either been temporary fads or classic treatments. Even now in 2021, we’re seeing a handful of Botox trends that are sure to become mainstream, classic treatments in a little while.
These trends include:
- Botox for armpits: Hyperhidrosis is a condition that leads to severe sweating. So great is the sweating that it can become socially debilitating and physically dangerous (due to dehydration) for people who suffer from this condition. Botox is being used these days to treat hyperhidrosis. Just as the botulinum toxin temporarily paralyzes nerves in the face to prevent wrinkle formation, the toxin also temporarily prevents the nerves in the armpits from receiving the brain’s signal to initiate sweating. Patients will sweat less because of the Botox injections to their armpits. If the Hyperhidrosis results in sweating of the palms and soles of the feet, these can be treated using Botox injections too.
- Micro-dosing: Initially, most patients would choose to get 8-10 units of Botox for their face. While this was very effective in preventing signs of aging, the excessive level of Botox also resulted in the face becoming fully wooden. Many people could not move their faces or make any expressions because of Botox. To prevent this from affecting their professional and social sphere, many people are choosing to get just a sprinkling of Botox through micro-dosing. Here just 1-2 units are divided up to be used across the face, giving a very light anti-aging touch.
- Botox for luscious lips: Just until a few years ago, dermal fillers were the choice for plump and soft lips. But recently, Botox has been found to be particularly helpful in improving the appearance and texture of the lips. When injected to the upper lip, the Botox results in the upper lip rolling up and appearing to be larger.
- Botox for men: This is one trend that has been a brilliant equalizer in the world of dermatology and cosmetic health. For long, it was wrongly believed that only women could (or should) get Botox. But today, more facilities are offering Botox for men.
At Body Massage Wellness Spa, we have immense experience providing Botox in Denver for women and men. Our Botox specialists understand the bespoke needs that male skin has, compared to female’s and we ensure your treatment is fully customized to your requirements.
COSMETIC BENEFITS OF BOTOX
Botox injections are one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the world today and for good reason. You can get tremendous benefits from Botox:
- It offers extremely natural cosmetic results: Thanks to micro-dosing, it has become very easy for dermatological specialists to re-create very naturally youthful results. In fact, in many cases, other people may not even realize that you’ve got Botox.
- It does not involve any surgery: Unlike some anti-aging treatments, such as facelifts, Botox is a non-surgical procedure. This makes the treatment infinitely safer compared to surgical procedures. Botox is also minimally invasive, with only minor injections being used to provide the treatment.
- It can be highly targeted to specific treatment sites: Botox is a toxin that can be injected into particular, chosen regions and nerve endings. This means you can decide how your cosmetic results will look post-treatment and how much facial movement you’ll be able to retain.
- It lasts for a relatively long time: All non-surgical anti-aging treatments have shorter efficacy compared to surgical treatments. But despite that, you can expect to see the results of the Botox for up to 4 months after your session at our Denver clinic. This means you only need to come in a few times a year to get Botox done.
- It can be paired safely with other cosmetic treatments: This is one of the best cosmetic benefits of Botox. The injection can work very well with other treatments like dermal fillers to give you really well-rounded aesthetic results. You can even schedule treatments like IPL within a month of getting Botox too.
HOW WE OFFER BOTOX TREATMENTS AT OUR DENVER MED SPA
Body Massage Wellness Spa is one of the leading providers of Botox in Denver. Once you come in for a Botox treatment, we start with an examination and evaluation of your cosmetic requirements. Our team will create a treatment plan for you and decide how many units of Botox you need to get the cosmetic results you want.
On the day of the treatment, you are asked to come into our Denver medspa. You are made to sit on the treatment chair and your face is cleaned using a gentle cleanser. Then, our dermatologists will gently inject micro-doses of the Botox into the chosen treatment areas.
Once all the injections are complete, we ask you to remain seated for a few minutes. We make sure every target area has been treated. You can return to your normal routine once the session is complete.
At our Denver med spa, we follow globally benchmarked Botox practices. You can rely on us for safe and effective cosmetic treatments every time.
HOW ARE OUR BOTOX TREATMENTS PRICED?
At Body Massage Wellness Spa, we want to make Botox as affordable as possible for everyone. This is why we’ve priced our Botox injections as:
- $11 per unit for first time clients
- $11 per unit with membership
- $17 per unit for all else
OTHER REASONS TO CHOOSE BODY MASSAGE WELLNESS SPA FOR BOTOX IN DENVER?
Apart from our pocket-friendly treatment prices, you should consider Body Massage Wellness Spa for Botox in Denver because of the following reasons:
- 30 years’ experience in providing cosmetic treatments.
- Team of highly certified experts with experience working on people of all ages and genders.
- Customized treatments designed to support your bespoke aesthetic needs.
- Fully-fledged med spa with state-of-the-art treatment equipment.
- Extremely supportive post-treatment and recovery care.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Who is eligible to get Botox?Botox can be got by absolutely anyone over the age of 30. However, we recommend you consult us before scheduling your treatment if:
- You are pregnant.
- You are breastfeeding your baby.
- You have a skin condition that can worsen due to Botox injections.
- You may be allergic to the botulinum toxin or any other ingredients in Botox.
- You are on any medication that may react adversely to the Botox
Our med spa specialists will be able to advise you about what you need to do next to get an anti-aging treatment.
- Is Botox painful? Most people who undergo Botox don’t find the treatment to be painful. However, since we do use an injection to infuse the toxin in your skin, you may feel minor pin-pricks during the treatment. Anesthesia is not normally provided for Botox, but feel free to request our doctors for localized numbing if you have sensitive skin.
- What are the risks associated with Botox injections? Botox does come with a few challenges and risks that are common to other dermatological procedures. After the treatment, you may experience the following symptoms:
- Pain in the treatment site.
- Bruising and light bleeding on the injection site.
- Minor inflammation and tenderness of the treatment site.
- Temporary loss of ability to move facial muscles.
- Temporary drooping of the eyelids.
- Minor drooling (because of your temporary loss of control over the facial muscles).
- Dryness in the eyes.
- Minor tiredness.
All of these typically disappear within a few days of the treatment. Our experts are always here to help you should you have any questions or require any help.
- What are the recovery instructions to be followed after getting Botox? On the day of the Botox treatment, we suggest you get someone else to pick you up and drive you home or to the office. Don’t lie down during the initial 4 hours after the procedure and sit up. Avoid physical exertion as well. Both lying down and exerting can increase your blood flow and spread the toxin to other areas of your face and reduce the effectiveness of your treatment.
Relax your face for the next day or two and don’t engage in any activity that can result in scrunching up your facial muscles. For example, smiling or frowning or grinding your teeth. It takes the Botox 1-2 days to fully work on your nerves.
Avoid rubbing or prodding the treatment site. When washing your face, gently splash water on it for the first day or two. Make sure you only use cool water. Keep out of the sun and hot baths/saunas and tanning salons.
It’s also important to avoid smoking and alcohol for a few days after the procedure. Defer your other cosmetic treatments to a few weeks after the Botox, especially if they involve laser, massages or peels.
You can resume your workouts after the first 24 hours. Make-up can also be applied after the first 24 hours.
- How Long Do Botox® Treatments Last? Botox® treatments are injected directly into the face. They take from 24 to 72 hours to work but in some cases, visible results can take up to 14 days to appear. Their website provides specific information at botox.com.
The results from treatments usually last from three to six months. The body eventually breaks down the chemicals and develops new receptors so that muscle movement eventually returns, resulting in the reemergence of former wrinkles. Various factors impact how long Botox will last:
- Your metabolism rate – a higher metabolism could lessen the length of time that treatments last
- The strength of your facial muscles and their resistance to treatment
- How often and how much you participate in cardio exercise, which shortens the effectiveness of treatments
- Results usually do not last as long if this is your first treatment.
- How many treatments you have had as you will generally experience more lasting results with more treatments
- The competence of the professional who administers treatments and
- How the Botox® is stored or diluted.
VISIT BODY MASSAGE WELLNESS SPA FOR BOTOX IN DENVER
Beauty and youthfulness are for everyone. Our team at Body Massage Wellness Spa has extensive experience empowering people of all ages, genders and races by helping them achieve their desired anti-aging results.
We are one of the premier Botox clinics in Denver, Colorado and you’ll find our patrons hail from across the city. So, don’t worry about looking through Google for “Botox near me”. Visit Body Massage Wellness Spa and regain your natural, supple and youthful beauty in no time.
Procedure results are situationally dependent and those contained herein may not be wholly representative, nor do they constitute guaranteed results. Individual results may vary.
Moderate to Severe Crows Feet
Moderate to Severe Frown Lines
Results may vary.
Important Safety Information, Including Boxed Warning:
WARNING: Distant Spread of Toxin Effect | Postmarketing reports indicate that the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic and all botulinum toxin products may spread from the area of injection to produce symptoms consistent with botulinum toxin effects. These may include asthenia, generalized muscle weakness, diplopia, ptosis, dysphagia, dysphonia, dysarthria, urinary incontinence and breathing difficulties. These symptoms have been reported hours to weeks after injection. Swallowing and breathing difficulties can be life threatening and there have been reports of death. The risk of symptoms is probably greatest in children treated for spasticity but symptoms can also occur in adults treated for spasticity and other conditions, particularly in those patients who have an underlying condition that would predispose them to these symptoms. In unapproved uses, including spasticity in children, and in approved indications, cases of spread of effect have been reported at doses comparable to those used to treat cervical dystonia and at lower doses.
Contraindications | BOTOX® Cosmetic is contraindicated in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any botulinum toxin preparation or to any of the components in the formulation.
Warnings & Precausations | Lack of Interchangeability between Botulinum Toxin Products. The potency Units of BOTOX® Cosmetic are specific to the preparation and assay method utilized. They are not interchangeable with other preparations of botulinum toxin products and, therefore, units of biological activity of BOTOX® Cosmetic cannot be compared to nor converted into units of any other botulinum toxin products assessed with any other specific assay method.
Spread of Toxin Effect | Please refer to Boxed Warning for Distant Spread of Toxin Effect. No definitive, serious adverse event reports of distant spread of toxin effect associated with dermatologic use of BOTOX® Cosmetic at the labeled dose of 20 Units (for glabellar lines) have been reported.
Injections In or Near Vulnerable Anatomic Structures | Care should be taken when injecting in or near vulnerable anatomic structures. Serious adverse events including fatal outcomes have been reported in patients who had received BOTOX® injected directly into salivary glands, the oro-lingual-pharyngeal region, esophagus and stomach. Safety and effectiveness have not been established for indications pertaining to these injection sites. Some patients had preexisting dysphagia or significant debility. Pneumothorax associated with injection procedure has been reported following the administration of BOTOX® near the thorax. Caution is warranted when injecting in proximity to the lung, particularly the apices.
Hypersensitivity Reactions | Serious and/or immediate hypersensitivity reactions have been reported. These reactions include anaphylaxis, serum sickness, urticaria, soft-tissue edema, and dyspnea. If such reactions occur, further injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic should be discontinued and appropriate medical therapy immediately instituted. One fatal case of anaphylaxis has been reported in which lidocaine was used as the diluent and, consequently, the causal agent cannot be reliably determined.
Cardiovascular System | There have been reports following administration of BOTOX® of adverse events involving the cardiovascular system, including arrhythmia and myocardial infarction, some with fatal outcomes. Some of these patients had risk factors including pre-existing cardiovascular disease. Use caution when administering to patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease.
Pre-existing Neuromuscular Disorders | Individuals with peripheral motor neuropathic diseases, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or neuromuscular junctional disorders (eg, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome) should be monitored particularly closely when given botulinum toxin. Patients with neuromuscular disorders may be at increased risk of clinically significant effects including severe dysphagia and respiratory compromise from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Human Albumin | This product contains albumin, a derivative of human blood. Based on effective donor screening and product manufacturing processes, it carries an extremely remote risk for transmission of viral diseases. A theoretical risk for transmission of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) also is considered extremely remote. No cases of transmission of viral diseases or CJD have ever been identified for albumin.
Pre-existing Conditions at the Injection Site | Caution should be used when BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is used in the presence of inflammation at the proposed injection site(s) or when excessive weakness or atrophy is present in the target muscle(s); and when used in patients who have marked facial asymmetry, ptosis, excessive dermatochalasis, deep dermal scarring, thick sebaceous skin or the inability to substantially lessen glabellar lines by physically spreading them apart.
Adverse Reactions | The most frequently reported adverse events following injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic include blepharoptosis and nausea.
Drug Interactions | Co-administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic and aminoglycosides or other agents interfering with neuromuscular transmission (eg, curare-like nondepolarizing blockers, lincosamides, polymyxins, quinidine, magnesium sulfate, anticholinesterases, succinylcholine chloride) should only be performed with caution as the effect of the toxin may be potentiated. Use of anticholinergic drugs after administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic may potentiate systemic anticholinergic effects. The effect of administering different botulinum neurotoxin serotypes at the same time or within several months of each other is unknown. Excessive neuromuscular weakness may be exacerbated by administration of another botulinum toxin prior to the resolution of the effects of a previously administered botulinum toxin. Excessive weakness may also be exaggerated by administration of a muscle relaxant before or after administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Use In Specific Populations | BOTOX® Cosmetic is not recommended for use in children or pregnant women.
Sources cited: http://www.allergan.com/products/key-products/product-prescribing
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