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Palmetto Aesthetics and Wellness

Aesthetics Practice located in Sumter, SC

803-905-5665

If you’re looking for a nearly immediate reduction of wrinkles and fine lines on your forehead and around your eyes, consider FDA-approved cosmetic Botox injections. At Palmetto Aesthetics and Wellness in Sumter, South Carolina, John R. Fleming offers Botox injections to help you look and feel your best. Call or schedule an appointment online today to find out if Botox is right for you.


Botox Q & A


What is Botox?

Botox is an FDA-approved cosmetic injection that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and on your forehead. Botox is derived from the botulinum toxin and provides a temporary paralysis. Botox has been approved for cosmetic purposes since 2002. Millions of people around the world have reduced their wrinkles and fine lines to create an improved and more youthful appearance with regular Botox injections.

How does Botox work?

First, consider how wrinkles form. You have small muscles under your skin that help you make facial expressions and gently move your skin to help you smile, frown, squint, or wink. Your skin includes collagen and elastin fibers that allow your skin to bounce back to its normal position after you make an expression.

However, as you get older, your body produces less collagen and elastin, which makes your skin thin, dry, and less able to return to its natural smooth appearance. Your skin gets stuck in the folds made when you smile or frown.

Botox works by temporarily paralyzing and relaxing those small facial muscles. As these muscles relax, your skin loosens, and your wrinkles and fine lines diminish.

Who is a good candidate for Botox?

If you have wrinkles on your face such as frown lines, furrows between your eyebrows, or crow’s feet around your eyes, Botox can help improve the appearance of your skin. Botox is approved for use on anyone over the age of 18. Even if you don’t have wrinkles yet, you can choose to have preventive Botox injections to stop wrinkles from forming in the first place.

What should I expect during a Botox treatment?

The team at Palmetto Aesthetics and Wellness provides Botox injections in 10- to 20-minute appointments, depending on how many injections you need. Before starting your injections, your aesthetic specialist studies your face to identify the best places to make your injections.

Then they cleanse your skin and mark the planned injection sites. If you’re nervous about needles or have sensitive skin, you can request a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort during your treatment.

Your aesthetic specialist makes the injections. You may feel a mild pinch at the injection, but most patients find Botox injections quite tolerable. You should see the appearance of your skin improve during the next 24-48 hours.

If you’re concerned about facial wrinkles or fine lines, call or schedule a consultation online today to find out if Botox is right for you.