The first signs of aging often start around 25 years old for both men and women, although aging signs could show sooner. If you recently noticed a change or you’re struggling with some newer wrinkles, know that it’s entirely natural. But there is no debate over whether aging leaves the skin noticeably different over time. Fine lines and wrinkles start to form first, followed by the skin’s gradual loss of volume and elasticity. There are a variety of treatments available, both invasive and non-invasive, that will help eliminate the signs of aging and prevent future wrinkles. Picking the proper treatment can be tricky, but at Re:nu 180 Medspa, we’re here to help you every step of the way. If you’re new to cosmetic procedures, starting with an effective treatment option, with little to no downtime, is a great place to begin your beauty journey.
For those who aren’t ready for the permanent commitment of cosmetic surgery, Botox is the perfect option. It’s a minimally invasive treatment that targets pesky wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. It’s not only the most popular cosmetic procedure around the world, but also the most widely studied! At Re:nu 180, our expert clinicians work with patients to help them achieve results that make them feel and look their best. Out of the 12 million people in the U.S. who have received Botox, 97% say that they are pleased with their results. So, what are you waiting for? Request a consultation at your local Re:nu 180 Medspa today for more information on Botox injections and other cosmetic treatments.
What is Botox?
Botox Cosmetic is an FDA-approved purified protein (Botulinum Toxin A) used to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles. When you come to one of our Connecticut medspa locations, we inject the protein directly into the target muscle group using a fine needle. Once there, the Botox will block the nerve impulses to those muscles, and when there is less muscle activity, there are fewer visible wrinkles. Whether for crows’ feet, bunny lines, or anything in between, we can help rejuvenate your skin at Re:nu 180 Medspa.
Common areas that are treated with Botox include:
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Bunny lines
- Deep wrinkles
Now you may be asking yourself, do I need Botox? To be a good candidate for this cosmetic treatment, you must be at least 18 years old, in good health, and have realistic expectations for improvement. Those who have a history of neuromuscular diseases or are currently pregnant or nursing are not suitable candidates for Botox. If you’re still unsure of whether Botox is right for you, feel free to request a consultation at your local Re:nu 180 Medspa for more information.
What is a Treatment with Botox like?
Before receiving your Botox treatment at one of our CT med spas, we conduct a consultation to address any concerns you might have and develop a treatment plan that works best for you. Our clinicians will determine the best areas to treat and suggest the number of treatments needed to achieve optimal results.
Depending on the area(s) treated and the amount of product needed, treatment with Botox generally takes under 15 minutes, and you can immediately return to your normal activities after leaving our office. Most of our Connecticut patients say it merely feels like a pinch. Being flawless has never been so easy!
Side effects of a Botox treatment are generally very minimal, but some patients can experience mild bruising, swelling, excessive sweating, or tenderness at the injection site. To maintain ideal results, we will provide you with post-care instructions and answer any questions you may have about your treatment. Cosmetic use of Botox is very safe, and the proof is in the results. Check out this beauty to get a glimpse of post-treatment perfection!
What to Expect After a Botox Treatment
The effects of Botox treatment can vary from patient to patient. While some of our clients notice an immediate change, most say it takes a couple of days to truly notice a difference. Over the next month, you will continue to see daily improvements in overall smoothness and youthfulness. However, depending on the patient and the consistency of treatment, results can vary.
And contrary to popular belief, you will still look like yourself, and you will not lose the ability to show expressions. With Botox, the only thing you’re saying goodbye to is stubborn wrinkles. You can expect to see these results for approximately four months, at which time you can come back for another treatment.
What is Preventative Botox?
While many people think that Botox is only for those in their 40s and 50s, this cosmetic treatment is a great option for younger patients, too! Wrinkles can form for various reasons, like repeated muscle movement, so it’s never too early to stop wrinkles before they start.
Preventive Botox has become a hit among younger patients. In recent years, the number of Botox treatments received by people between the ages of 20 – 29 has increased by 28%. However, it’s important for all patients to go to an experienced injector for natural and long-lasting results.
At Re:nu 180 Medspa, we offer preventative Botox at all of our locations. So why wait for wrinkles to strike? Take control with preventative Botox so you can look and feel your best.
What Are the Alternatives to Botox?
Botox might be the most popular cosmetic injectable on the market, but it’s not the only one for those looking to correct fine lines and wrinkles. At all of our CT Re:nu 180 Medspa locations, we offer a variety of services that can help minimize the signs of aging. If you’re looking for something similar to Botox, one of the most popular alternatives is Dysport.
What's the Difference Between Botox and Dysport?
Botox and Dysport share one major similarity – both injectables use the same FDA-approved protein, Botulinum Toxin A, which is safely used for non-invasive cosmetic treatments. The effect of this protein is the same for both Botox and Dysport, as either treatment will stop muscles from contracting and ultimately diminish the appearance of wrinkles.
Yet, despite using the same neurotoxic protein, Botox and Dysport vary greatly in treatment. The most significant difference between the two is the concentration level in each product. Botox has a higher concentration than Dysport, with a ratio of about 1:3, so additional Dysport treatments may be needed to see the results you want to achieve. However, one of the benefits of Dysport over Botox is that it is fast-acting. Dysport spreads quickly and evenly to the treated area, making it the perfect solution for larger surface areas like the forehead.
Why Choose Re:nu 180 Medspa for Botox?
We do things differently at our Connecticut Re:nu 180 MedSpa locations compared to other medspas. Our expert providers are artists, and you are their masterpiece. They will carefully enhance your natural beauty with Botox in the way that best meets your beauty goals, and you will never pay for more than we use. We don’t believe in a fake or frozen look – we want you to feel your best without anyone being able to tell you received Botox injections. When you want to look younger, feel more vibrant, and gain a new sense of confidence, the effects of Botox are the safe and proven answer.
You can also feel safe knowing that our injections are administered by one of our expert clinicians, and all operations are overseen by our medical director, Christina Baden. Christina has over 20 years of medical experience as a nurse practitioner and holds degrees from the University of Connecticut and Yale. You can rest assured that you will receive the expert care you need when you come to a Re:nu 180 Medspa.
Re:nu 180 Medspa Locations
We specialize in services for the face with anti-aging treatments, dermal fillers and injections, wrinkle reduction treatments, collagen induction therapy, double chin reduction, eyelash enhancement, hair restoration, hand restoration, and vitamin B12 shots. Our treatments utilize: Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Sculptra®, Botox® / Dysport®, Kybella®, Latisse® and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does Botox® last?
For many patients, Botox® can last for months following a treatment, but it all depends on the patient and their consistency of treatments. Results always vary depending on the patient.
Where is Botox® most effective?
The repetitive movements your muscles make every time you squint or frown cause what we call crow’s feet and frown lines. Therefore, Botox® works by restricting the movement of these muscles. When you come to our Connecticut medical spa locations for Botox®, we inject the protein directly into the muscles found between your eyebrows and around your eyes. Once there, the Botox® will block the nerve impulses to those muscles, and when there is less muscle activity, there are fewer visible wrinkles.
What are the differences between Botox® and Juvederm?
Botox® is a protein that relaxes the muscles, whereas Juvederm is a line of fillers that “fills in” the skin to eliminate wrinkles.
At Re:nu 180, we offer both Botox and Dysport. In terms of their similarities, they are both minimally invasive with minimal to no downtime and temporarily treat wrinkles. However, they differ in their formulas, and we will determine which product best suits your needs based on your aesthetic goals.
What does Botox® feel like when it starts to work?
Side effects from Botox are generally very minimal, but some patients can experience mild bruising, swelling, or tenderness at the injection site. Side effects typically resolve shortly after treatment. To maintain ideal results, we will provide you with post-care instructions.