Just Relax Already


One of the most common concerns that clients express is facial wrinkling and lines related to aging and repetitive facial expression.  Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are a few of the most recognized names for the neurotoxin products that are used to temporarily improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles.  I will get to the science of these products shortly, but first, I would like to share my own personal treatment experience.  I will admit, the first time I got Botox, I did not really even understand how or why it worked to get rid of wrinkles.  What I did know is that in the few preceding years, I was beginning to notice some changes in my appearance, my skin looked more tired, I was seeing lines and wrinkles that were not there before and it seemed to happen suddenly AND all at once.  This was not acceptable, so I decided to explore some options and what I found was life changing, LITERALLY!  While I was nervous about looking like some sort of bad plastic surgery victim, about seven days after my treatment, I was in love with the results.  People started commenting that I looked well rested or asked if I changed my hair.  They couldn’t quite put their finger on what was different, but clearly something was and it made all the difference in how I felt about myself.

Back to the science (simplified).  Neurotoxins such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are proteins that are injected into targeted muscles and they act by inhibiting a chemical that contracts the muscle.  What that means is that the muscles that are treated with these products are temporarily “frozen”.  This has two advantages; #1: fine lines and wrinkles that are present at rest can be improved, softened or even eliminated and #2: use of these products prevents the formation and worsening of fine lines and wrinkles.  I am going to repeat that last part.  Treatment with neurotoxin is preventative.  The best time to begin treatment is before you have created the fine lines and wrinkles.  Another fun fact about the use of neurotoxins is that they can also be used to improve “gummy smiles”, change the shape of some facial features and to treat excessive sweating.  Of course, anyone considering treatment with these products for any reason, you need to feel confident that the injector is well-trained and knowledgeable.  

skinBe Master Injectors receive continuous education and training in the latest and greatest treatments in all things aesthetic including neurotoxins.  Every client, face and treatment is unique and must be treated as such.  There is no on size fits all solution to aesthetic treatments and our injectors are experts in customized assessment and treatment plans.  Whether you are new to neurotoxin treatment or you were hooked a long time ago (like me), skinBe Med Spa can help you to look and feel your best.

Just relax and... BE you!

Beth Donaldson