The most common non-surgical procedure performed in the US is Botox Cosmetic.
Botox is among the most successful and well-known non-surgical wrinkle treatments available today. The beauty of this treatment is that it repairs wrinkles caused by facial muscle activity, such as frown lines and crow’s feet around the eyes.
Imagine looking younger with fewer wrinkles, higher cheekbones, and a look that matches how you felt in your youth. Neuromodulators are frequently utilized to combat the usual symptoms of facial aging, making them an excellent way to fight back! Call Aestique Medispa today to make an appointment or to learn more about what Botox can do for you.
What to Expect
• Depending on your treatment area, expect the treatment to take 10 to 30 minutes.
• You most likely won’t feel much pain, but discomfort levels largely depend on individual tolerance and sensitivity.
• Potential Bruising
Contraindications / Precautions
The following may affect when you may have your procedure or even if you will tolerate it.
- Known hypersensitivity to Botox / Dysport
- If you are pregnant, or suspect you may be pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding as Botox and Dysport are contraindicated during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
Before Your Procedure
Avoid any over-the-counter medications that could cause blood thinning for a few days before treatment. This will increase chance of bruising.
- Aspirin or aspirin-containing products
- Vitamin E
- Fish Oil
For 24 Hours after your Treatment
- Massage injected area
- Exercise vigorously
- Drink red wine
Expose area to excessive heat (hot tub, sauna, tanning, sun)
Contact our office immediately if any of the following occur
- Excessive Swelling or Pain
- Increased warmth at or around the treated area beyond 48-hours post-treatment.
- Extreme Itching
If you have any of the following you are not a candidate for the service and need cancelled/rescheduled
- Known hypersensitivity to Botox/Dysport
If you have any of the following you may still get the service but must be advised you may be more sensitive and have more chance of a reaction
- Taking Aspirin products or blood thinners you run the risk of more bruising
Prior to Appointment
- No exercise within 1 hour of appointment
- Avoid alcohol 24 hours before appointment
- No cardio exercise for 24 hours
- No red wine for 24 hours
Botox is a Neurotoxin, which is a medication that blocks the underlying muscular activity that causes signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, as well as skin creases and folds. They don’t prevent you from showing expression, but they do keep muscular lines from forming for a short time.
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet. FDA approved BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet to form over time.
Botox is very simple to perform for our certified injectors and usually takes only a few minutes. A small amount of Botox® Cosmetic is injected into the muscles that cause them to relax and reduce muscle activity while smoothing out the wrinkles. Since the needle used is so small, there is no discomfort, and no anesthesia is needed. The final result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines.
Results typically last 3-4 months.
Only your aesthetic practitioner can determine whether BOTOX Cosmetic is right for you. We are happy to see you for a BOTOX consultation, at which time we will review your medical history, take photos and determine if Botox is a good option for you. Every patient is different, and we specifically go over your physical exam and what realistic expectations are for you.
If we determine that BOTOX is a good choice for you, the procedure involves a series of injections that take several minutes each. Botox starts to work usually within 24-48 hours and reaches peak effect closer to 14 days after treatment.
For many people, dealing with those annoying sweat stains on their clothes, hoping no one notices them, is a daily occurrence. The embarrassment associated with excessive sweating can be profound. Whether the problem is underarm sweating or sweaty palms, the impact on day-to-day life can be significant. Many with excessive palmar sweating avoid shaking hands at all costs. In contrast, others with excessive underarm sweat will try to wear special pads or garments and try multiple antiperspirants or topical medication to ‘stem the tide.
Now there is a safe, reliable, and well-tolerated means of reducing sweat production that is quickly and easily administered for several months: Botox Cosmetic injection. Botox Cosmetic is not just for smoothing out wrinkles. It is now FDA-approved for the treatment of hyperhidrosis. The Spa at Aestique is currently treating patients with excessive underarm sweating with Botox Cosmetic. The treatment itself only takes 15 – 20 minutes, and on average, it lasts about six months.
Many of our patients come in for treatment regularly, usually about twice a year, so this frustrating problem is almost eliminated from their lives. Others come in before important social engagements, such as weddings and reunions, and before important public appearances. Our patients who have undergone Botox Cosmetic for hyperhidrosis often state that the treatment is life-changing.
Bubbly, Beauty & Botox
Does it get any better?! We are now offering Botox parties for clients who prefer to have their Botox treatment in a group setting. The best part is, the more friends you bring to your party, the more you save on your own Botox treatment! Bring 2 new patients, save 25% off your treatment, bring 3 and save 50% off your treatment, bring 4 and receive your Botox injection at no cost! (up to 40 units which is a $610 value!!!!!). Also, as new patients to Antique, your friends will also receive 10% off their Botox injection treatment. Talk about a win-win!
We are scheduling Botox parties at The Spa at Antique in Greensburg and Shadyside. Your Botox treatment will be performed by our experienced expert injector(s) in our medical Spa setting. You provide the friends; we’ll provide the champagne and sweets. Our concierge will work with you to determine the perfect day and time to accommodate you and your guests – choose from an evening Botox Bash, or maybe you prefer a morning Botox Brunch?