BOTOX®: Wrinkle Releasers
The Glow Bar offers uses BOTOX®, a neuromuscular blocking agent, to prevent or reverse the appearance of wrinkles.
What is Botox®?
BOTOX® is a medical treatment for facial lines and wrinkles. It is a neuromuscular blocking agent that causes paralysis of the injected muscle. Once our bodies reach the age of 25, we lose a percentage of cell turn over. Our faces change our usual mold and this can result in static, more permanent, wrinkles. Static wrinkles can be seen even when we are not making an expression. BOTOX® will help to soften your appearance making your skin look naturally younger.
Areas of Treatment
Typical Units: 10-20
The forehead is typically the start of your BOTOX® journey. With a simple touch of wrinkle releaser throughout the forehead we will be able to subtly smooth your fine lines without altering your appearance. A typical forehead treatment requires anywhere from 5 to 10 injections. For deep set wrinkles more units may be needed. We recommend starting at 10-12 units.
Typical Units: 6-12
Crow’s feet are known as wrinkles that appear when you smile around your eyes. Typically anywhere from 6-12 units are injected on each side of the face, depending on how deep and where the wrinkles are.
Typical Units: 3-4
BOTOX® can be an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of "smoker's lines" around the lips. This treatment is typically most effective when it is used in combination with dermal fillers. Typically 3-4 units of BOTOX® are used for this treatment.
Typical Units: 8
The Lip Flip is a new and advanced technique that is growing in popularity as an alternative to lip fillers. The Lip Flip causes the superficial muscles around to mouth to relax. This creates the illusion of fuller lips without adding any volume. Just three to four simple injections gives you a subtle boost of volume to reveal your perfect pout.
Typical Units: 4-6
Some chins have a dimpling or a flared worried look, this is known as a mental crease. BOTOX® in the mentalis muscle allows for the skin around the chin to smoothen and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Typical Units: 20-60
By injecting BOTOX® into the jaw muscle, we are able to promote facial slimming. Typically, 10-30 units of BOTOX® are injected on each side of the face to help weaken the enlarged jaw muscle. This treatment may require multiple sessions over time to reach the desired effects. Injecting BOTOX® into the jaw muscle has also been effective in alleviating TMJ in some patients.
Typical Units: 8-20
Whether it’s squinting from the sun or straining to read small print, we are always using the muscles between our eyebrows. What wrinkle releasers in the 11’s will do is weaken those muscles which will soften your expressions, thus preventing the formation of static wrinkles between your eyebrows. Since these muscles tend to be larger than the other muscles in your forehead they require more units of BOTOX® to freeze.
Typical Units: 2-4
Bunny lines are fine wrinkles that occur around your nose when laughing or scrunching your face. Typically 2-4 units are injected to smooth these lines.
The entire process takes about 10-15 min. We will talk about your areas of concern and assess the face to any asymmetry. We will then clean the area and inject very low doses of BOTOX® into specific areas of the face. Very little redness/ swelling will occur after. Bruising can also happen and is recommended not to take Advil or Ibuprofen 48 hours before treatment.
BOTOX® can be done anytime! There are no major restrictions prior to your appointment, just come with a fresh face (or not!) and stop taking any NSAIDS 48 hours before your appointment.
You can resume normal activity after injections immediately. The few activities to avoid are exercising and facials until the following day. You will see results in about 3-5 days.
Will I look overdone?
The Glow Bar prides itself on conservative measures to keep you looking like you, just more refreshed.
When should I start?
When you raise your eyebrows, furrow your face or make any expression and see wrinkles that is the time! Everyone is different and there is no exact right time to start. We recommended starting when you see wrinkles while expressing (or when your computer screen goes black and you notice a furrowed self!).
Are there side effects or contraindications?
Side effects from BOTOX® can be a headache or slight bruising. If you are on any blood thinners (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) you have a greater chance of bruising. BOTOX® while pregnant and breastfeeding are also contraindicated. If you have any underlying medical conditions please let us know.
How frequently will I need treatments?
It all depends, Wrinkle Release Treatments are very low maintenance. You can get it once and never again for 4-6 months, or even a year. We recommend scheduling an appointment every 4 months to see or if you have an event coming up.