In the new year, we all take steps to improve ourselves.
The New Years’ resolution is a time-honored tradition, one that motivates us to get off the couch, drop the junk food, and hit the gym. But what if you’re not looking to lose weight or gain muscle? You work out enough, you eat healthy, but you’re still not happy with the way that you look.
As you flip through holiday photos, you feel that something is a bit off with your appearance. There’s no easy way to say it—you’re looking older. The fine lines and wrinkles have become more pronounced, and your skin has begun to droop and sag.
Unfortunately, as much as you may want to tighten and rejuvenate your skin, there’s no exercise plan available for that. But maybe you won’t need one. At Tri-County Medical Clinic, we offer Botox in Sterling Heights, MI, to treat your age-related skincare concerns.
Is Botox right for me?
Botox in Sterling Heights, MI, may be right for you if you’re looking to treat skin conditions like crow’s feet, forehead lines, nasolabial folds, and frown lines. Plus, Botox can do more than treat fine lines and wrinkles. Are you self-conscious of your smile? Do you show too much gum when you grin? As surprising as it may be, Botox can help with that too!
Botox is an extremely popular aesthetic treatment to give your facial skin a much-needed boost. In 2021 alone, almost 1% of everyone on Earth had Botox. That’s millions of people! Despite this prevalence, some people are still hesitant.
Some of our patients think that if they use Botox to treat their wrinkles, they’ll look stiff, frozen, and artificial. But not to worry—with the help of a trained practitioner, Botox’s effects will be seen in 3-6 days in erasing fine and deeper lines.
So allow us to take the time to answer some of your questions about Botox in Sterling Heights, MI.
How does Botox work?
We find that people feel better about the Botox process when they understand how Botox works. Fine lines and wrinkles are caused when the same muscles contract in the same way, over and over. Wrinkles are essentially evidence of a well-used face; repeated use of the same expression results in visible lines.
We can undo these wrinkles by treating specific muscles. In fact, when we inject Botox, we inject it into the dermis or the muscle itself.
After the injection is complete, the Botox will work to halt movement in the muscle. You’ll still be able to move your face, but your wrinkles will be much lighter.
Is Botox safe?
This is a common question with any medical procedure. The idea of injecting your body with an outside substance can be disconcerting, but not to worry—Botox is completely safe. However, that’s not to say that there are no side effects associated with the procedure.
Side effects may include swelling or bruising, though these are temporary and relatively uncommon. They’re even more rare when the treatment is administered by a trained medical professional.
Only trust the best for a medical procedure. And our own Dr. Kenneth Wolok, a board-certified cosmetic physician, is the best of the best.
Does it hurt?
Another common question we receive about Botox is if it requires a high pain tolerance. Some of our patients are squeamish around needles, and an injection can be a bit intimidating. If you’re committed to a Botox injection, there’s no getting around the needle.
But we will say that Botox is not a particularly uncomfortable process. In fact, you may be surprised at just how painless the Botox injection is—many patients report no irritation whatsoever.
We don’t want you to be worried coming into your appointment, so let us know if you’re feeling any needle anxiety. We can talk you through the process and answer any of your questions.
What’s the first step?
Let’s say that you’ve decided that Botox in Sterling Heights, MI, is your best choice for a wrinkle treatment. How do you get started? The first step in any professional medical procedure is the consultation. We don’t want you to rush into a treatment that isn’t right for you, so we want to see you in person.
At this consultation appointment, we’ll sit down with you and go over your goals for treatment. What are your expectations? What kind of results are you hoping to see, and when? We’ll also perform a physical exam to get a look at your current condition. From there, it will be easier for us to determine if Botox is your best choice for aesthetic treatment.
Can I prepare for Botox?
Once we’ve decided that Botox in Sterling Heights, MI, is the right choice to treat your fine lines and wrinkles, we can schedule your treatment. But what should you do in the meantime? There are steps you can take to minimize some common visual side effects, like bruising.
An easy way to avoid post-treatment bruising is to cut out any blood thinners in the days leading up to your treatment.
Drinking alcohol may cause your blood to thin. Even if you haven’t been prescribed a blood thinner, check to see if any of your medications result in thin blood. For instance, aspirin and motin are blood thinners, so refrain from taking that before the treatment.
What will treatment look like?
On the day of the treatment, you may be eager to get started. But before we start the procedure, we’ll complete one final, short consultation.
It won’t be nearly as in-depth as the first, but we will give you the opportunity to ask any further questions you have about the Botox injections.
Sometimes, the initial Botox results are subtle enough that you might not notice them. But given enough time for the results to develop, those around you will start noticing your refreshed appearance!
How long does the process take?
Some aesthetic procedures take the entire day and require you to be put under in the process. But Botox in Sterling Heights, MI, is much simpler than that. Now, don’t get us wrong—Botox takes a skilled hand, especially if you want to see subtler, more natural results.
But it isn’t a procedure that requires anesthesia and a scalpel. Being that Botox is just an injection, the process is extremely quick. We actually call Botox a “lunch-time” procedure because you can complete it over your lunch break. It only takes about 10 minutes in total!
When will I see results?
Many of our patients are eager to get started on their Botox because they want to see results as soon as possible. For our more excited patients, we have good news for you! You may notice results from your Botox procedure in as little as a day following the treatment. At the most, you’ll need to wait a week before you see the desired results.
These results may last as long as 3 to 4 months before you need a follow-up treatment. And if you’re interested in scheduling a follow-up maintenance procedure, you can do that immediately after the completion of your Botox treatment.
Does Botox prevent skin conditions?
You might be thinking that you don’t need Botox yet. Maybe your wrinkles are visible, but not so visible that you need an aesthetic treatment. If you’re confident with how you look, that’s great! But Botox isn’t simply a reactionary treatment—you can actually use it to prevent certain skin conditions in the first place.
We recommend preventative Botox to our younger patients—like those in their 20s—if they want to stop the forming of fine lines and wrinkles. So for those of you that have noticed the formation of lines, you don’t have to wait for them to get worse before you schedule a Botox appointment.
Are there other uses for Botox?
Of course, not everyone is suffering from fine lines and wrinkles. Whether it’s due to their genetics, environment, or skincare regimen, some people just have smoother skin! But that doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from Botox in Sterling Heights, MI. Botox has lots of other uses.
If you have a smile that shows too much gum, you can prevent this with just a few small injections.
Botox can also prevent excess sweat. If you find that your shirts are becoming soaked around the armpits, we can make a few targeted injections. After Botox, you may find that your sweat glands are producing up to 87% less sweat.
Who administers my treatment?
Your treatment will be administered by the talented Dr. Kenneth Wolok. Dr. Wolok has been a cosmetic physician for well over 20 years, and he’s highly trained in all manners of aesthetic procedures. We’re incredibly proud to be working with Dr. Wolok, and we couldn’t be more confident in his ability to administer your Botox injections.
At Tri-County, we have a whole team of accomplished medical specialists ready to help you reclaim your confidence and treat troublesome aesthetic concerns. We only hire the best of the best, so you can rest assured that you’re in the right hands.
How do I get started?
Wondering how you can get started on your treatment for Botox in Sterling Heights, MI? Or maybe you’re wondering if we have other choices for aesthetic treatment at Tri-County Medical Clinic? You’re in luck! We have different procedures, like dermal fillers. And you can get started on today!
You can schedule a treatment from the comfort of your home. Just fill out a short form, and we’ll get you set up for your consultation. We can’t wait to meet you.