Relax Facial Lines, Wrinkles, and More in Madison, WI
BOTOX® at the Madison, WI-based Radiance Skin Therapy & Laser Center is ideal for anyone who wants to relax the active facial muscles that cause persistent frown lines and wrinkles to form over time. From forehead lines to crow’s feet, the injectable smooths out skin for months at a time and can also be used to address other cosmetic concerns.
BOTOX® Cosmetic sessions are simple: They involve just a few carefully placed injections, so patients experience minimal discomfort, with no downtime required after. Results are not instant, but patients typically see noticeable improvement within just a few days of their treatment. Benefits typically last three to four months.
How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?
Multiple factors cause wrinkling, but repeated muscle contractions are some of the most common culprits behind unwanted lines and creases. Wrinkles can form due to frowning or concentrating, squinting, or raising our eyebrows, each of which pulls the skin out of its smooth state into folds.
Botulinum toxin, a natural substance found all over the world, can be purified into a form that allows it to relax or weaken muscles. When injected into the facial muscles in question–in a calculated quantity and with precise targeting–BOTOX® inhibits unwanted repetitive movements. This allows the skin to stay at rest even when certain expression are made, so lines and wrinkles smooth out for an improved, more youthful look.
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Anne Pientka, RN,BSN
Anne Pientka (formerly Anne Hill), the founder of Radiance, is an RN with a bachelor of science in nursing. Anne also holds the distinction of being one of only 200 Certified Aesthetic Nurses in the United States. She has over ten years of experience as a professional aesthetic provider.
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What Does BOTOX® Treat?
The FDA approval for BOTOX® covers three cosmetic issues–frown lines, crow’s feet, and upper forehead wrinkles–with the formula also approved for treating excessive sweating, known as hyperhidrosis.
Because it is such a widely used product with a lengthy history of study and medical applications, it can also be safely and effectively used in other ways, known as “off-label” uses. The Radiance Skin Therapy & Laser Center injectors love to use BOTOX® for smoothing necklace lines across the neck and platysmal bands (neck cords), relaxing our strongest muscle (the masseter muscle) in the jaw for relief of clenching and grinding or creating a thinner jawline, addressing fine lines around the lips caused by pursing, flipping up the upper lip for a subtly plump appearance without filling, reducing gummy smiles, reducing chin dimpling, turning up the corners of the mouth, and more.
What Can I Expect From My BOTOX® Treatment Session?
Radiance Skin Therapy & Laser Center has several experienced injectors on staff, each highly trained to generate beautiful results without compromising safety. After listening to your cosmetic concerns and goals, as well as answering your questions, your injector will evaluate your skin and determine the best treatment plan. After discussing all of your options, if you are interested in moving forward with BOTOX®, the treatment can be performed the same day as your consultation.
The actual treatment session is straightforward and fairly quick. Each injection may feel like a slight pinch, but there are no incisions or sutures involved. Because the injection process can move so quickly–especially at the hands of an experienced medical professional trained specifically to use BOTOX® Cosmetic–future appointments that don’t require the same in-depth consultation can be performed during a lunchtime break. That said, we always welcome the opportunity to discuss other treatment areas during future appointments as well.
There is minimal to no downtime required after a BOTOX® session, though there are a few safety restrictions to be aware of: Avoid exercise, hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas for 24 hours. It takes about three days for the effects to first become visible, with the product reaching its full effect after two weeks. The Radiance Skin Therapy & Laser Center team also recommends no massages for that time.
A follow-up appointment is encouraged for two to three weeks after your BOTOX® appointment to ensure the results are developing as desired.
How Long Do BOTOX® Results Last?
The contraction-inhibiting effects of BOTOX® wear off after a matter of roughly three to four months, with muscle motion slowly returning to the treated area. With that motion comes visible wrinkles again. The formula is safe for repeated use, so new sessions can be scheduled as required.
In fact, BOTOX® is not just a corrective treatment, but a preventative as well. With consistent use, muscles get weaker and lines will continue to diminish.
What Treatments Are Available Besides BOTOX®
At Radiance Skin Therapy & Laser Center, we offer three effective botulinum toxin-based injectables: BOTOX®, Dysport®, and Jeuveau®. These products, known collectively as neuromodulators, are safe, effective, and ideal for reducing muscle-related facial wrinkles and more.