BOTOX in Minneapolis
Erase wrinkles and fine lines with In-Home BOTOX injection treatments in Minneapolis and Saint. Paul, Minnesota
Aging doesn’t mean accepting looseness or wrinkles that compromise your confidence. Our experts at LX Medical help patients achieve youthful, healthy appearances through FDA-approved BOTOX injections.
BOTOX (Botulinum toxin) is a non-surgical procedure administered via an injection into specific parts of the body – most often facial muscles. The injections smooth wrinkles and lift saggy skin, as well as treat other medical concerns. BOTOX costs and risks are relatively low, and the procedure is trusted by more than six million people in America every year.
What Can BOTOX Treat?
There are many benefits associated with BOTOX treatment, both cosmetic and non-cosmetic. The injections can treat medical conditions such as:
- Excessive sweating
- Specific eye conditions
- Overactive bladders
- Joint dysfunction disorders
- Raynaud’s disease
- Facial redness
- And more
Predominantly, BOTOX is used for its anti-aging and cosmetic benefits. Our team at LX Medical administers relatively painless injections to reduce wrinkles, lines, and sagging, particularly in facial muscles.
Ready to achieve a smoother, younger facial appearance? Schedule a consultation with our medical team to learn if you’re a candidate for BOTOX injections.
How Does BOTOX in Minneapolis Work?
For decades, we’ve been administering BOTOX in Minneapolis to help patients shave a few years off their appearances – as well as to treat some medical conditions. The injections temporarily prevent the muscles from forming further wrinkles, granting a younger appearance with no permanent changes or damage.
The injections are administered through very small needles that attach the botulinum molecule to the nerve endings. This blocks the nerve impulses in the affected area, reducing the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles.
Generally, the procedure causes little pain or discomfort. Still, when we administer BOTOX in Minneapolis, we apply a topical anesthetic to make the procedure even more comfortable.
Over the years, research has indicated that BOTOX does not cause any permanent weakening (atrophy) to the affected areas. Additionally, there is no evidence of long-term negative effects. Should you choose to stop treatment, the treated nerves will regain their full functions.
What Are the Expected Results After BOTOX Treatment?
Within 24 to 48 hours after the BOTOX treatment, the botulinum protein will block the nerve impulses creating wrinkles and muscle movement. However, the full results of cosmetic BOTOX are typically not present until three to five days after the injections.
Some patients may experience slight bruising at the injection site in the hours after treatment, as well as a headache or some flu-like symptoms. These symptoms should subside quickly. If they do not, contact your BOTOX Minneapolis provider for guidance.
FAQs About Getting BOTOX in Minneapolis
When should I start getting BOTOX?
BOTOX is approved for patients ages 18 and older. However, most BOTOX providers advise that patients begin preventive BOTOX treatment in their mid-to-late twenties or early 30s.
Is there any BOTOX downtime?
No – there is no downtime required after BOTOX. You should be able to return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure, although you should avoid massaging or putting pressure on the treated areas for at least 24 hours.
How much does BOTOX cost in Minneapolis?
Your BOTOX cost can vary depending on the area of treatment and how many units you will need. Speak with a professional to receive a more accurate estimate for your particular situation.
What’s the difference between BOTOX and fillers?
Facial fillers (or dermal fillers) can also be used to treat signs of aging, including wrinkles. However, facial fillers fill the area with collagen to plump and lift the skin. This is very different from what BOTOX does, although it is another effective and popular method for wrinkle reduction.
We typically recommend BOTOX over fillers for dynamic facial wrinkles, especially on the forehead or around the eyes. Facial fillers are better for static wrinkles that are present even when the face is relaxed.
What can I expect during recovery from BOTOX injections?
Immediately after BOTOX injections, you may have some small red bumps that will disappear within the next 30 minutes. You may also have some slight bruising for the next couple of days.
During the initial 24 hours after treatment, you should avoid touching or massaging your face as it can change the direction of the injected proteins.
It can take up to two weeks for the full effects of BOTOX to become apparent, so don’t feel discouraged if you don’t see dramatic results right away.
How can I avoid side effects after BOTOX cosmetic treatment?
If you want to avoid negative side effects after BOTOX, we recommend:
- Relaxing for the rest of the day after treatment
- Maintaining a normal heart rate
- Avoiding touching, rubbing, or putting pressure on the affected area
- Gently exercising your face in the days after treatment
Do I need to let my practitioner know about any illnesses before a BOTOX appointment?
You should let your BOTOX provider know about any prior skin conditions, allergies, illnesses, or concerns you may have. You should also discuss the current skincare products and medications you are using beforehand.
Why Choose LX Medical For Your BOTOX Treatments?
The LX Medical team has years of experience providing safe BOTOX injections for both men and women. We’re here to help you feel more confident in your own body, and we’ll walk you through the BOTOX process with expertise and professional care.
Think that BOTOX might be the right solution for you? Schedule a consultation with LX Medical in Minneapolis to learn if you’re a candidate. Call 651-565-9633 or reach out online today.