Botox Specialist

Starkey Medical Esthetics

Michele Meinhart, FNP

Aesthetics & Dermatology located in Salem, VA

You don’t need to let the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles get you down when there’s a safe and effective treatment available in the form of Botox®. Michelle Meinhart, FNP, and her team at Starkey Medical Esthetics provide expert Botox treatments to women in Salem, Virginia, and the surrounding areas, and have many happy clients who can attest to their expertise. For a quick and easy way to reverse the signs of aging, call the clinic today, or book an appointment online.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is a well-established form of cosmetic treatment for fine lines and wrinkles that was one of the first injectable esthetic procedures. In the decades since it first appeared, Botox has proven to be a safe and effective method of reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and millions of people have benefitted from its use.

Botox works by causing a kind of temporary paralysis in the facial muscles. The active ingredient in the Botox inhibits the activity of nerves in the muscles that control movement, making them relax and smooth out, and thus minimizing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Botox not only helps reverse the signs of aging, but by keeping your facial muscles relaxed, regular treatments slow down the spread of wrinkles and fine lines too.

Will my face look natural after Botox treatment?

In the early days of Botox treatments, people sometimes looked somewhat frozen rather than natural, but this is no longer the case. Botox treatments are now so refined and precise that when used by expert practitioners like the staff at Starkey Medical Esthetics, they look entirely natural, and no one can guess you’ve had any cosmetic treatment.

How is Botox administered?

Your practitioner uses a very fine needle to inject tiny amounts of the Botox serum into precisely defined points on your face. The number of units they use varies depending on your individual musculature and the results required, with between three and five injections administered to the target areas.

Your Botox session shouldn’t cause you any discomfort, but if you’re concerned about having injections, your practitioner can apply numbing cream or ice packs, so you won’t feel a thing. Your Botox session only takes around 10 minutes to complete so that you can return to your normal activities straight after the procedure.

How often would I need to have Botox treatments?

The effects of your Botox treatment are likely to last around four months following a session, so if you want to retain your youthful appearance on an ongoing basis, you need to have follow-up treatments approximately three times a year.

With the help of regular Botox treatments, you can keep your face looking young and beautiful for far longer, improving your confidence and boosting your self-esteem. Find out more by calling Starkey Medical Esthetics today, or book an appointment online.