The way you look affects how you feel. At Serenity Rejuvenation, we firmly believe that an ounce of prevention now can go a long way to keeping confident in the years ahead. How does BOTOX play into that philosophy? 

What does BOTOX do? 

BOTOX has been a household name in anti-aging medicine for more than a decade. It’s made from a purified form of botulinum type A and falls into the category of cosmetic injectables known as neurotoxins or neuromodulators. When injected into the facial muscles, it relaxes them, smoothing the appearance of lines and creases and giving you a more refreshed look.

How does it work?

Our Bellevue BOTOX works by temporarily interrupting the signals sent from your nervous system to the muscles of the face which instructs them to contract. If you think about all of the facial expressions you make in a single day, that can add up to a lot of motion. Over time, these tiny motions etch lines into your face, which make you look older, tired, and less vital. By gently paralyzing these muscles, your face relaxes, and the lines recede.

Using BOTOX as a preventative

If you begin using BOTOX before you have noticeable lines, it can actually work to your advantage. Not only does BOTOX reduce the visible lines you have now, but by halting the movement of facial muscles, you’re preventing new lines from forming and existing lines from becoming deeper. As long as you continue to use BOTOX, you can keep your face looking fresh and youthful.

How soon is too soon? 

Each face is different and the time that you should begin using BOTOX is determined by several factors, including the amount of sun exposure over your lifetime, your ethnicity and skin tone, and your genetic makeup. If you were a lifeguard in your youth or spent a great deal of time outdoors, it may be necessary to start BOTOX injections as early as 25. Others, however, can wait until they’re closer to 40. The team at Serenity Rejuvenation knows that there’s no one-size-fits-all answer for BOTOX and will carefully craft a plan that will help you achieve your aesthetic vision. 

Is there an ideal age for BOTOX? 

No. The best time to begin treatment with BOTOX is when you feel it will help you realize your personal goals. 

Why should I choose Serenity Rejuvenation for BOTOX?

At Serenity Rejuvenation, we believe in a holistic approach to beauty and wellness. Patients come to us from Seattle, Bellevue, and beyond because they believe in our approach and expertise when it comes to BOTOX. Our philosophy in BOTOX injections is always that less is more, giving you a little refresh that looks natural and alluring, never overdone or frozen. Each procedure performed at our facility is overseen by Dr. Stephen O’Connell, guided by his expert technique and artistic eye.