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Give Your Wrinkles a Rest with BOTOX® Injections

By: Dr. Gus Galante


Does it seem like you have more lines and wrinkles than most people your age? If so, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re aging at a faster rate or not taking good care of your skin. The truth is – many of your peers may be using BOTOX to smooth away dynamic wrinkles without you even being able to tell! Why not join them? At JEM Medspa Indiana in Munster, IN, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante and our team of experienced aesthetic experts are proud to help patients look younger and feel better with a wide range of cosmetic injectables, including BOTOX. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at how BOTOX works, what kinds of wrinkles BOTOX treats, and how long you can expect your fresh new look to last.

How does BOTOX treat facial wrinkles?

BOTOX is an injectable neurotoxin that contains a purified strain of botulinum toxin. When BOTOX is injected into a facial muscle, it binds with the muscle’s neuroreceptors to temporarily paralyze the muscle. With the muscle forced to relax, the lines and wrinkles on the skin’s surface associated with that muscle’s previous movements are also able to relax, resulting in a smoother, softer, more youthful look.

Which lines and wrinkles can be treated with BOTOX?

BOTOX is designed to treat dynamic lines and wrinkles, meaning those that are associated with many years’ worth of facial expressions and muscle movements. Some of the most common types of lines and wrinkles that are treated with BOTOX injections include:

  • Forehead lines
  • Brow lines
  • Lines between the brows
  • Glabellar lines
  • 11 lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Smile lines

Using certain injection techniques, experienced injectors can also use BOTOX to relax the upper lip, creating the illusion of more fullness and reducing a gummy smile.

How soon does BOTOX start working?

Unlike fillers, which provide immediate results, BOTOX takes about one week to become fully effective. This is an important consideration for patients when scheduling their BOTOX appointment in preparation for a special occasion, photo shoot, or another engagement.

In the first 24 hours after BOTOX injections, patients should take care not to rub or massage their faces. Patients should also sleep on their backs rather than their stomachs or sides in order to prevent the BOTOX from moving to unwanted areas of the face.

How often do you have to get BOTOX?

On average, patients can expect their BOTOX results to last for about 3 – 4 months before repeat injections are needed. Many patients prefer to schedule their BOTOX appointments slightly closer together – before they notice the return of visible lines and wrinkles – in order to stay looking consistently smooth.

Can I combine BOTOX and fillers?

Absolutely! In fact, a combination of BOTOX plus fillers often provides the most natural-looking and complete results, as each type of injectable addresses different signs of facial aging. During your initial consultation for cosmetic injectables in Munster, IN, one of our knowledgeable injectors will evaluate your concerns, answer your questions, and recommend the most appropriate combination of injectables to help you achieve your goals.

Elevate your look the easy way with BOTOX in Munster, IN

If you’re tired of your wrinkles making you stand out in a crowd, we can help. Join the many men and women who have softened their lines and restored a more youthful look with BOTOX injections by calling JEM Medspa Indiana to schedule your private consultation with distinguished Munster, IN board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante and our acclaimed team of aesthetic experts today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.