New Year, New You! We’re Answering Your Botox Questions! Also, a Product to Help Smooth Wrinkles and Fine Lines!

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Happy New Year everyone!  We are so excited for 2022!  The New Year is all about fresh starts and that feels great, doesn’t it?  We don’t want to sound cliche, but New Year, New You!  What a perfect time to consider some of the cosmetic enhancements you’ve been wondering about!

We always tend to get a lot of questions about Botox, and thought it was the perfect time to shed some light on this injectable!  In this blog post, we are also going to be talking about TNS Advanced+, a serum by SkinMedica that can address saggy skin, and visible coarse wrinkles on your face.

LET’S TALK BOTOX!

We see clients in our med spa that have questions about Botox and wonder if it is right for them.  Like with any injectable, patients may fear that if they get Botox, they won’t have natural-looking results.  This is something we hear a lot of!  As we have mentioned before, you can feel confident in knowing that we have extensive training here in our South Carolina Med Spa as we take pride in achieving natural-looking results.  It’s no secret that we combine intensive training and years of experience with innovative technology.

So, if you’re unhappy with the fine lines and wrinkles that have appeared on your face as you continue to age, keep reading!  Perhaps you’ve tried every cream and “beauty potion” out there with no real results, so you’re looking for a better solution.  If so, you’re going to enjoy learning about Botox!  This treatment is convenient, offers a fast recovery and fast results!   

WHAT IS BOTOX?

It’s true, fine lines and wrinkles can make you appear much older than you are or feel.  They can even possibly make you look exhausted or mad!  No one wants that!  

You may be wondering what is in Botox that makes it work.  Here is the deal: BOTOX® Cosmetic contains botulinum toxin.  Botulinum toxin is a protein that can temporarily immobilize facial muscles.  Think about when you contract the muscles in your face, and how that could cause lines and wrinkles to develop over time.  Basically, Botox is going to “freeze” or “immobilize” those muscles temporarily.  Some clients might worry that “immobilized muscles” sounds a little dangerous, but rest assured Botox is a safe and effective treatment.  In fact, according to research published by JAMA Dermatology, 99% of patients experience no negative side effects.

Let’s dive a little deeper into how Botox immobilizes the muscles.  Basically what happens is, the injectable blocks the signal from the nerves to the muscles.  Since the injected muscle can no longer tighten completely, the wrinkles in the area relax.  Yes, they just relax!  This gives a more youthful and softer look.  

WHAT CAN BOTOX BE USED FOR?

Fun fact, Botox was approved by the FDA in the late 1980s!  It is used to treat a large range of medical concerns, as well as the cosmetic effects of aging.  When it comes to cosmetics, Botulinum Toxin is commonly used to address:

  • Crow’s Feet
  • Frown Lines
  • Forehead Creases
  • Lines Around the Chin and Mouth
  • Sagging or Drooping Eyebrows

DOES IT HURT?

This is a super common question we get when it comes to Botox, or any injectable really!  If you’re scared of needles, don’t worry because we use very small needles to inject Botox.  Most clients say they notice little to no discomfort during the procedure.  

CAN I TOUCH THE AREA AFTER IT IS INJECTED?

This is a great question!  We tell our clients that you shouldn’t lay down for at least 4 hours after the procedure or rub the treated area.  Putting too much pressure on the area can affect your results and we don’t want that!  So, just leave it be!  

As for recovery, there really isn’t much to recover from.  It’s a very quick procedure, and you can return to work and other normal daily activities immediately following the procedure. However, we do recommend that you avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours after your Botox injections.

RESULTS

You probably have many questions about what type of results you can expect.  We will go over all of this when you come in!  However, we can give you a bit of an idea in this post.  For initial results, most clients will notice a visible difference in the first 7 to 10 days. As for full effects, it may take up to two weeks before your final results are visible.

ARE RESULTS TEMPORARY?

Yes, Botox is absolutely a temporary solution.  Results typically last up to three-four months on average.  In fact, regular treatment is required to maintain results.  When you come in for a consultation, we will go over all your questions about results, as well as your goals so you know what to expect.

Botox is a great solution for wrinkles, frown lines, and other signs of aging.  There are steps you can take after you receive Botox, that can help you get the most out of your investment!   We recommend you:

  • Reduce Sun Exposure
  • Moisturize Skin Daily
  • Eat Right & Drink Plenty of Water
  • Avoid Processed and Packaged Foods
  • Minimize Stress (stress can enhance the signs of aging!)
  • Get Maintenance Treatments

EXCITING NEWS

Regular maintenance treatments can also help extend the life of your results.  How?  Because, over time, BOTOX® Cosmetic can start to train the targeted muscles, helping them respond more effectively to the botulinum toxin.  We have over 4 convenient locations of our med spa, making it easy for you to get maintenance treatments!

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

We will go over each of your concerns, questions and goals before we do any procedure.  You will first need to meet with one of our medical practitioners for a consultation to determine the areas you would like to target.  Receiving Botox is a quick procedure.  One of our highly trained medical practitioners will inject the solution into the appropriate muscles using a very thin needle.  It’s really pretty quick!  

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

The cost will range depending on what your goals are. Obviously, treating a single area of the face is going to cost less than treating several areas.  With that being said, total cost is really going to depend on the extent of treatment you’re wanting.  For best results, full correction is always recommended since our facials muscles tend to rely on each other. At our South Carolina Med Spa, Back to 30, we make budgeting for Botox really easy by offering in-house financing plans and CareCredit.  We have designed these plans to put the cosmetic enhancements you want within your reach, and your budget!  We will be happy to explain all these options during your consultation!  Be sure to give us a call or book your consultation online.

EXTENSIVE TRAINING

We touched base on this in the beginning of this post, but want to reiterate our training so you can feel confident and comfortable.   We want you to know that our medical practitioners undergo extensive training.  This is so important to us!  

At Back to 30, we combine years of experience with substantial training to provide safe, effective treatment.  We are in the top 1% nationally of Allergan accounts, placing us among the top providers in the country!  

Back to 30 was also voted Best of the Upstate for BOTOX® Cosmetic and Fillers. Our team of physicians and skin care professionals can ensure your safety both during and after treatment with BOTOX® to provide the best results possible!

Let’s Talk About TNS Advanced+ Serum

Now that we’ve given you the details about Botox, we want to introduce you to SkinMedica’s product, TNS Advanced+ Serum.  This is a product we are really excited about right now!

Like always, since this product is from SkinMedica, you can use Alle Points for it!

WHAT IS TNS Advanced+ Serum?

TNS Advanced+ Serum is for all skin types, and is a skin rejuvenating formula designed to improve the appearance of coarse wrinkles, fine lines, skin tone and texture.  It’s the only growth factor product proven to address sagging skin. With this product, visible results can be seen in just 2 weeks, and can continue to improve through 24 weeks of use.

LET’S LOOK AT THE BENEFITS:

  • Smooths visible coarse wrinkles and fine lines
  • Clinically proven to address sagging skin
  • Results starting in just 2 weeks
  • Progressive results measured over 24 weeks


This product can be applied in the morning and evening after cleansing and toning.  You can apply it to your entire face, but also neck and chest as well.   

ABOUT THE KEY INGREDIENTS:

We wanted to dive in to learn more about what these key ingredients do, so, this information comes directly from SkinMedica’s website!

Chamber 1 contains TNS®-MR:

  • This advanced formula acts on multiple levels to help get you to age-defying results.
  • Next-generation growth factor blend — supports healthy skin functions
  • Innovative peptide complex — nourishes your skin

Chamber 2 contains RENESSENSCE (RSC) ADVANCED:

Specifically designed to support the results of the growth factor blend, this highly active blend of botanicals, marine extracts, and peptides includes:

  • French flax seed — Supports repair functions
  • Marine extract — Supports skin’s renewal processes
  • Green microalgae — Supports collagen and elastin levels

If you’re interested in TNS Advanced+ Serum, let us know and we can answer your questions about the ingredients and why we love it.  Like we mentioned before, you can use Alle Points.  

If you still have questions about Botox, give us a call or send us a message!  We are happy to answer your questions.  

Stay tuned for our next blog post in February, we will be discussing CoolSculpting and of course, love handles!   Everyone here at Back to 30 is wishing you a wonderful start to 2022!

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