BOTOX® Specialist

Joie De Vivre

Medical Spa located in Canton, OH

Fine lines and wrinkles can leave you looking much older than you feel. If you’re beginning to experience the outward signs of aging, Joie De Vivre Medical Spa can help. The providers specialize in Botox® injections to give you added confidence and restore your skin to its youthful appearance. If you live in or around Canton, Ohio, schedule a consultation online or call the office today.

BOTOX® Q & A

Joie De Vivre

What is Botox?

Botox is an FDA-approved injection treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, and it’s one of the safest and most effective nonsurgical forms of facial rejuvenation. When injected into specific facial muscles, Botox paralyzes them, preventing the muscles from contracting and creating wrinkles.

Commonly treated areas include:

  • Large forehead wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines between your eyebrows
  • Excessive facial wrinkles

Besides its cosmetic applications, Botox is an effective treatment for various medical conditions, including specific neurological disorders and excessive sweating.

What can I expect from a Botox treatment?

During your session, Theresa Phillips, under direction of James Franz, DO identifies the specific muscles responsible for your wrinkles, then she injects a small amount of Botox into each one. Botox injections produce very few side effects, and you’re able to resume your daily activities immediately after your appointment.

You may notice results immediately, and optimal results should be apparent after 3-7 days. The effects of Botox typically last 4-6 months; once they fade, you can have the treatment administered again.

You should avoid massaging or rubbing the injection site for at least 24 hours. It’s common to see temporary bruising, and in rare cases, you may experience weakening of nearby muscles or a drooping eyelid, but these side effects are reversible and usually only last a short time.

What are the benefits of choosing Botox?

Botox minimizes the signs of aging and prevents fine lines and wrinkles from worsening quickly and painlessly. The treatment is especially effective on newer wrinkles and those that occur from facial movements, like frowning.

When administered correctly, Botox injections block the nerves that contract your muscles, but they preserve the natural quality of your skin and allow you to continue to make normal facial expressions.

Results are also temporary and customizable. Theresa works with you to achieve the specific look you’re going for, and since injections wear off after several months, you’re able to make any necessary adjustments during follow-up sessions.

Plus, since there’s no downtime and results are often visible immediately, Botox is an especially great option if you have an upcoming an event like a wedding or class reunion.

If you’d like to learn more about Botox, call Joie De Vivre Medical Spa or book a consultation online today.