If you’re like many of the aging men and women in Walnut Creek who aren’t happy with the reflection they see staring back at them in the mirror, don’t get too discouraged. Everyone ages and everyone gets wrinkles on their face. And even better – many of those wrinkles can be treated with Botox during a quick appointment in Dr. Manios office. If you’re struggling with how your face is aging and you look older than you feel or actually are, let Dr. Manios help.
If you’re new to Botox and plan to use it to help your signs of aging for years to come, you might be wondering if it’s possible to build up a resistance to Botox. We know this is a very common question and concern, so keep reading to find out what you need to know.
What You Need To Know About Botox
Botox is a carefully processed form of botulinum toxin which is injected into the muscles in your face near your wrinkles and lines. While you may be initially concerned to hear the words “botulinum toxin,” there’s nothing to worry about. To put your mind at ease, it is important to understand that Botox is strictly controlled by the FDA and has been deemed safe for more than 20 years.
Botox is used to treat wrinkles around your eyes, mouth, forehead, and nose and works by temporarily restricting the movement of the injected muscles to reduce movement and tightening of the skin, which is what causes wrinkles. This restricted muscle movement gives men and women smoother, younger-looking skin.
Botox lasts for up to four months and is the number one non-surgical solution to anti-aging for men and women all over Walnut Creek. Not only will you look younger and happier, but you will be more confident as well!
Your Botox Injections With Dr. Manios
Dr. Manios wants each of his patients to leave his clinic with results they are proud of. Before the procedure, Dr. Manios will reconstitute the Botox in the room in front of you and explain every step he takes. For your first treatment, he will use the recommended dosage, which may not be exactly what your specific case will require in the future, but in order to keep you safe, this conservative starting point provides Dr. Manios with an effective baseline.
Can I Build Up A Resistance to Botox?
For most Walnut Creek residents, a resistance to Botox is not likely. However, there are cases in which some people will develop an immune response to Botox. When this happens, the body will attack the Botox much more quickly, and your Botox injections will become ineffective. However, please know that an immune response is very rare and usually happens in Botox patients who have been using the product on a regular basis for many, many years.
While an immune response sounds scary, don’t worry! If you become resistant to Botox, your health won’t be at risk, just the appearance of your wrinkles. But there are other solutions to help in the event Botox stops working for you. Dr. Manios can provide Botox-resistant patients with dermal filler options to provide equally amazing results.
Schedule Your Botox Appointment Today
Stop putting yourself off! Take the first step to a younger, happier you by calling Dr. Manios in Walnut Creek to schedule your first Botox appointment today at (925) 989-6560!