Botulinum Toxin Type A (commonly referred to as Botox) is an injectable protein designed to minimize the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, and décolletage. Botox offers a number of skin rejuvenating benefits, and is an effective treatment choice for patients seeking to:
- Minimize the appearance of “bunny lines” on the sides of the nose
- Treat and correct glabellar lines (eyebrow furrows), “11” lines between the eyebrows, and/or crow’s feet (fine lines around the eyes)
- Reduce nasal flare
- Improve the appearance of gummy smiles
- Correct fine lines and/or sagging at the corners of the mouth
- Address drooping eyebrows
- Conceal the appearance of horizontal or vertical neck bands
Although widely available at a multitude of locations, the importance of having your Botox injections performed by a qualified medical professional cannot be stressed enough, because the improper administration of Botox can lead to serious aesthetic complications. Shiny foreheads, an unnaturally “frozen” look, and visible rippling are only a few of the potential cosmetic problems that can result from incorrectly performed Botox injections.
At Fusion Medical Spa, located in beautiful Ruidoso, New Mexico, Dr. Stephen A. Rath’s specialized training in the aesthetic enhancement field qualifies him to safely and successfully administer Botox injections for his patients, helping them to achieve a naturally well-rested and refreshed appearance. After listening carefully to your aesthetic goals and concerns, Dr. Rath will determine the optimal treatment sites and number of Botox units you will need to achieve exceptionally beautiful results.
How Botox Works
Botox functions by blocking the nerve impulses around the injection site, thereby actively relaxing the adjacent muscles and preventing them from contracting. By inhibiting your ability to make the facial expressions that create wrinkles, Botox not only offers an immediate reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, but also prevents new wrinkles from forming! Botox has remained the most popular cosmetic enhancement procedure in the United States for the past six years, primarily because of its convenience and effectiveness. In less than 20 minutes, Botox injections diminish the appearance of wrinkles by more than 80%, creating a more youthfully revitalized appearance.
Botox injections are relatively pain-free, non-invasive treatments that allow patients to immediately resume their busy schedules after the procedure. The visible results of your Botox treatment will become apparent 5-7 days after the initial injections, and the effects should last approximately 3-5 months (depending upon how rapidly your body metabolizes the protein). Botox can also serve as a supplementary procedure to maximize the results of other rejuvenating skin treatments (i.e. dermal fillers, chemical peels, and laser skin resurfacing).
Contact Fusion Medical Spa
Dr. Rath understands the importance of individual customization when performing aesthetic enhancement treatments in a medical spa setting. He eschews the “cookie cutter” approach adopted by many med spas, and instead takes the necessary time to listen to your specific cosmetic and health-related goals before creating a treatment plan designed to safely and effectively fulfill those objectives.
Dr. Rath and his professionally trained staff have worked hard to create a warm, welcoming office environment, where you will feel comfortable and relaxed throughout your Botox treatment. If you are interested in learning more about how Botox injections can rejuvenate the appearance of your skin, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Rath.