Botox is a neuromodulator that relaxes facial muscles and smooths wrinkles. If you’ve felt less confident after noticing more fine lines and creases appearing as you age, Dr. Patricia Guevara-Channell can help.
Channell Wellness & Aesthetics in Rancho Cucamonga, California, offers Botox facial injections to reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles. You can look and feel your best at any age, enjoying the benefits of maturity without all the drawbacks. Book online or call today at (909) 483-1236 to schedule a Botox consultation at Channell Wellness & Aesthetics.
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What Is Botox?
Botox is a type of injectable therapy created from a strain of botulinum toxin derived from a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. Botox is most commonly used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, but can also be used to treat medical conditions like migraines and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).[2, 3]
The experienced team at Channell Wellness & Aesthetics uses Botox to replenish a client’s youthful serenity. Patients can enjoy more relaxed, smoother skin after experiencing Botox. Injections can be repeated every 4-6 months with limited side effects, and have been safely used by doctors for years. In addition to the medical uses outlined above (migraine treatment, excessive sweating alleviation), Botox is approved for cosmetic use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
How Does Botox Work?
Before explaining the mechanics of neuromodulators, it is important to understand how wrinkles form. Every time you wink, smile, or frown, the fine muscles in your face contract. Contractions are a result of the nervous system sending chemical signals to the muscles. Specifically, the body releases acetylcholine to perform a wide array of facial expressions. By disrupting the flow of acetylcholine at the neural junctions, Botox allows the recipient to only express the emotions she or he wants to share with the world.
As you age, repeated muscle contractions in the face can lead to increased wrinkles. The botulinum toxin in Botox works to stop nerve impulses from traveling to the facial muscles under the skin, limiting their movement.
When injected with a fine needle, Botox eases the affected muscles, softening the appearance of wrinkles and creases on the skin’s surface. Botox is most effective for treating dynamic wrinkles like frown lines, crow’s feet around the eyes, lip lines, and forehead lines.
Benefits of Botox
Age is just a state of mind, but premature wrinkles can cloud your perception. Even when you are young at heart, excessive facial creases may convey a weariness or a weathered look. One of the main benefits of Botox is how it does not change the essence of your face; it merely allows you the calm demeanor of youth.
When you look your best, it affects your psychological state. You can set insecurities aside knowing that the expressions you convey are purposeful. Your wrinkles no longer speak for you. Botox empowers clients to own their emotions.
If you have mild to moderate creases on your skin, you may be an ideal candidate for Botox injections. The skin must be flexible enough to enjoy the relaxing benefits of a neuromodulator treatment. You may not be eligible for Botox injections if you have a history of allergies related to the proteins in cow’s milk. Also, if you have an active infection or acne breakout on the skin you want treated, you may need to postpone your Botox session until the condition clears up. Dr. Guevara-Channell can determine your candidacy for Botox during your comprehensive consultation.
Personal Consultation in Rancho Cucamonga
Your face is a marvel of communication. Even without saying a word, your expressions speak volumes. Book some face time with Dr. Guevara-Channell and start a conversation about your best self. She can assess your skin tone, explain the rejuvenation process, and discuss whether Botox is the right course of action for your needs.
If Dr. Guevara-Channell believes that an alternative approach would work better than Botox, she will tell you so honestly and openly. In addition to being a board-certified medical expert, Dr. Guevara-Channell is also a trusted partner in your overall health care journey. Call (909) 483-1236 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Guevara-Channell in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
Preparation and Procedure
The preparation for Botox is so simple, you may be ready for your first session immediately following your consultation. A medical professional will cleanse your skin as Dr. Guevara-Channell explains the placement of the ultrafine needles she will use to administer your treatment.
The Botox injections themselves should only take around 10 minutes to complete, and no anesthesia is required. You’ll be able to resume your normal activity right away following the procedure.
Botox is considered so quick and convenient that it is sometimes nicknamed a “lunchtime” procedure. But rather than adding calories to your midday break, you can subtract years from your appearance. Botox is nourishment for the soul!
Recovery and Results
In the two to five hours following Botox injections, you may notice a slight redness along the injection site(s). Any minimal discomfort can be alleviated with the application of an ice pack, if so recommended by Dr. Guevara-Channell.
Initial results may start to appear after about 24 hours. The full results of your Botox enhancement, however, will take effect between three to seven days following the procedure.
As time goes on, muscle movement will gradually increase. Most patients report Botox results lasting around four months before needing to receive more injections. Over time, however, Botox trains the muscles to relax, and wrinkles should appear less severe with further treatment.
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As described earlier, Botox eases the muscles responsible for pulling at the skin and creating wrinkles. But fine lines have more than one root cause. The body produces less collagen and elastin as it ages. These are the building blocks of healthy skin, so when they dissipate, gaps appear below the surface. Skin often hangs away from its underlying muscles and soft tissue, creating a puckered, deflated look. Dermal fillers literally fill the gaps beneath the skin, adding volume where it is needed most. Products like Juvéderm and Radiesse hydrate aging features and smooth the skin from within.
Dr. Guevara-Channell will help you determine which of the above procedures is the right treatment for your needs. Call (909) 483-1236 to discuss your aesthetic goals and allow Dr. Guevara-Channell to strategize a stunning solution.
Botox typically does not reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by sun damage. For a more comprehensive approach to rejuvenation, consider the benefits of microneedling with PRP. Microneedling promotes collagen production by creating tiny wounds along the surface of the skin. As these micro-punctures heal, your body’s own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) aids the process. Platelets are gathered from a small blood sample, then purified and amplified in a centrifuge. The platelet-rich plasma is then inserted back into the skin to assist the microneedling process. You will enjoy enhancement like never before!
Best Botox in SoCal
If you are interested in learning more about Botox injections, book online now at Channell Wellness & Aesthetics or contact us to schedule an appointment. Dr. Patricia Guevara-Channell is proud to serve the greater Rancho Cucamonga community with professionalism, precision, and a passion for rejuvenation.
The price of a Botox session depends on several factors. Based on the severity of facial creases, you may request more than one unit of Botox Cosmetic to be injected at the site of repetitive muscular contractions. Dr. Guevara-Channell will quote you an accurate cost estimate during your consultation, so call (909) 483-1236 to get the conversation started!
Yes, Botox is FDA-approved for cosmetic use. The safe, effective formula has proven to be a game changer when it comes to reducing fine lines and minimizing persistent wrinkles.
Results may vary, but some clients enjoy the replenishing effects of Botox for six months or more. After four months, however, you may want to contact Dr. Guevara-Channell to schedule a follow-up session. She can help you extend the rewards of Botox rejuvenation through the new year!
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