Botox® is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that works to temporarily prevent the facial muscles from contracting. When the muscles are no longer able to create the repetitive movement that forms the lines and creases, they begin to fade. This results in a smoother more youthful appearance. These lines and wrinkles will continue to improve with subsequent treatments and essentially disappear.
The most common areas injected are crow’s feet, the glabellar area of frown lines, located between the eyes, forehead wrinkles, bunny lines (on the nose), marionette lines, the neck bands (platysma bands) that occur with age. As well as the vertical lines that appear around the mouth, especially when you “pucker” your face and even the orange peel dimpling of the chin. Botox® treatment can also be used to provide a lip flip to achieve a fuller upper lip without dermal filler. This temporary cosmetic injection can also reduce migraine headaches, TMJ symptoms, and perspiration of the hands and underarms.
Does Botox® Hurt?
Botox® is a quick procedure last about 15 minutes with mild discomfort that lasts mere seconds. Most patient describe it feeling like a small pinch.
How Long Does Botox® Last?
The length of time between treatments does vary by individual. However, Botox® lasts an average of 3 to 4 months. With repeated treatments, the results may last longer.
Botox® injections typically start to take effect within 2-7 days after your treatment. This time varies from patient to patient and can even from treatment to treatment. Complete results will continue to become apparent for up to 3 weeks after your Botox® treatment.
Is Botox® Safe?
Botox® Cosmetic was the first FDA approved treatment for moderate to severe frown lines and the only one FDA approved for forehead lines and crow’s feet. Botox® also received the first FDA approval for therapeutic use in 1989.
Our experienced medical providers put patient safety first and will discuss any medications, allergies, and health conditions with you during your consultation to make sure Botox® is the ideal treatment for you. Serious side effects are rare with the most common side effect being bruising. Botox® is not appropriate for woman who are pregnant or breast feeding. In your consultation, we will also discuss your areas of concern and your aesthetic goals. We will answer all your questions and develop a personalized plan for delivering the results you are seeking.
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