Botox

Facial Art Institute

MedSpa located in Oklahoma City, OK

Botox® has established a respected name for itself in medicine, particularly aesthetics. That’s why it’s still so popular after over a decade on the market. At Facial Art Institute in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, you can get expert-placed injections of Botox and similar products to alleviate wrinkles and fine lines without freezing your facial expressions. To explore your injection options for facial creases, call Facial Art Institute, or book your appointment online today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable drug that’s best known for its ability to smooth wrinkles and fine lines, but it can also treat conditions and symptoms caused by overactive muscles. The main component in the injections is a bacterial toxin called botulinum toxin. When safely and precisely injected into your muscles, it blocks the nerve signal telling them to flex. The effect lasts for three to six months on average.

Facial Art Institute offers Botox in its traditional and most popular form as well as two similar botulinum toxin injectables:

Xeomin®

Xeomin is a form of botulinum toxin injection with an additive-free formula. It specifically treats cervical dystonia, blepharospasm, and frown lines.

Dysport®

Dysport is a botulinum toxin injection that specializes in severe wrinkles in patients under 65. Its specialty is frown lines that appear between your eyebrows and become more prominent with age, even at rest. 

What results can I get with Botox?

Botox and other botulinum toxin products are most often used for treating dynamic wrinkles and lines on your face. Dynamic wrinkles aren’t your typical creases that appear from skin laxity: Rather, they appear when your skin folds as you make facial expressions. Over time, and after countless facial expressions, they stay in place permanently. 

Common dynamic wrinkles that Botox and similar products reduce are:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines between your eyebrows
  • Forehead lines
  • Lip lines
  • Bunny lines on your nose
  • Marionette lines alongside your chin

Beyond wrinkle smoothing, Botox injections can treat other conditions like:

  • Cervical dystonia
  • Blepharospasm (uncontrolled blinking)
  • Crossed or misaligned eyes
  • Severe armpit sweating

The list of applications for Botox is extensive. If your provider at Facial Art Institute thinks you’d benefit from Botox, they’ll let you know how it could help.

Am I a good candidate for Botox?

Your provider works with you to decide which botulinum toxin formula, if any, is best for you. You might be a good candidate for Botox, Dysport, or Xeomin if you:

  • Have moderate-to-severe facial creases
  • Aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Aren’t allergic to milk
  • Are over 18
  • Are younger than 65

If injections aren’t a feasible path to fewer wrinkles for you, your provider can help you review other options for skin smoothing.

If you’d like to learn more about Botox and similar products, book your consultation by phone or online at Facial Art Institute today.

How do I avoid bruising after a Botox Procedure?

Click here to learn what you can do to avoid any bruising after Botox.