Botox® is one of the two components of the popular "soft lift" -- and is a perfect example of non-surgical facial esthetics :
You may believe your wrinkles are permanent, but many of them are simply expression lines that will soften and smooth when the affected muscles are relaxed. You're in for a lovely surprise. (...and yes, you can still look surprised; your expressions are not erased, just softened.)
What is it? Botox® Cosmetic is a medical grade protein prepared from a substance that relaxes muscles when used in very small amounts. It does not numb your skin; there is no loss of sensation. What it does do is temporarily prevent the muscle from having full movement; this allows the skin on top of the muscle to stop wrinkling, and expression lines to relax.
Over time, and without the daily stress of scrunching, Botox® can somewhat reverse wrinkling as the skin relaxes into its previously smooth contours. Botox is also very much a preventive wrinkle treatment.
Does it hurt? Botox® is one of the most comfortable treatments, for such dramatic results. You'll feel tiny, brief pinches that have no aftereffects - except beauty. There may be tiny dots for a day or so, or sometimes none at all. It's so comfortable that anesthetic is never needed.
You'll begin to notice smoothing around day 3 and the full effect will develop in about 14 days. Botox® lasts from three to five months. Nurse Robyn will answer all your questions before you choose this popular - and very flattering - treatment.
Nurse Robyn Vandermoor fully explains to each patient what Botox® can accomplish, as she's refined her use of the treatment to include many beauty issues other than the familiar crow's feet and frown lines.
Using only fillers to restore volume, and Botox to smooth features, your image is gently returned to a fresher version of itself.
Refine's use of Botox® will be a pleasant surprise, as it has been for many delighted clients.