Botox is a type of anti-aging injectable that uses botulinum toxin to relax muscle movements to smooth out lines and wrinkles. It’s commonly used to treat crow’s feet and frown lines on the forehead, but can also be used for other indications.
GATTONI Medical Aesthetics & Wellness is a modern med spa and wellness clinic located in Cherry Creek North that specializes in anti-aging and regenerative medicine, providing services for the face, body and mind. The team focuses on personalized treatment to provide a unique experience that leaves patients feeling more confident, beautiful and empowered than when they arrived.
Whether you’re interested in Botox or another form of cosmetic surgery, you want to ensure that your care is handled by an expert and experienced practitioner. You should find someone who is qualified and registered on a register of medical practitioners to show they meet set standards in training, skill and insurance.
In addition to Botox, they offer many other popular med spa treatments including dermal fillers, Kybella, and Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedures that use your own blood cells to rejuvenate the skin and improve the results of aesthetic procedures.
* Botox/Dysport – A common, safe and effective treatment for facial wrinkles and fine lines, using a type of botulinum toxin called onabotulinumtoxinA. This toxin is made by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, which is found naturally in soils and forests. It is a very poisonous substance in high levels, but it’s perfectly safe when used in very small quantities and under carefully controlled conditions.
It’s injected into the muscles in your face, where it will block the signals that your nerves send to the muscle. This botox – GATTONI Medical Aesthetics & Wellness will cause your muscles to stop contracting and relaxing, softening the signs of aging that can occur when you squint or smile.
The effect will last for about three to four months, after which you may need additional injections to maintain your results. However, if you don’t get enough Botox treatments or over-use it, your results will start to dwindle.
You can’t have a Botox procedure if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you’re taking any medicines that weaken your blood clotting system, such as aspirin, ibuprofen or some other medication in the NSAID family. Similarly, if you have a history of stomach ulcers or heart disease, it’s best to avoid any Botox injections because they can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising during and after treatment.
Unlike fillers, which work by plumping out your lips and creating the appearance of fuller lips, Botox works to decrease lines and wrinkles around your mouth. It can also reduce the ‘Orange Peel’ look that often occurs on the chin by making your skin appear smoother and more youthful.
* Sculptra/PRX-T33 – A newer treatment that combines the growth factors and stem cells in your own blood to improve the results of aesthetic procedures such as fillers, Kybella, and Botox. It’s an ideal alternative to hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, as it can be safely administered in the same area of your face.