WHAT ARE NUEROTOXIN INJECTIONS?
Botox, also known as botulinum toxin, is a protein that can be used cosmetically or medically to block nerve pathways that tell the muscles to contract. For cosmetic uses, Botox is primarily injected into areas of the face that cause dynamic expression lines. This relaxes the facial muscles, reducing muscle activity in the areas of the face where wrinkles and lines form.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BOTOX?
Botox is a great advancement for treatment of wrinkles, lines, crow’s feet and other signs of facial aging. Botox can give you a younger and softer appearance without the downtime of surgery.
Botox is also often used to treat hyperhidrosis (excess sweating in the armpits and other regions) and migraine headaches.
This injectable is not ideal for treatment of moderate to deep lines in the cheek area, undereye hollows, or thin lips. For these issues and more, dermal fillers are typically the more effective option.
IS BOTOX PAINFUL?
Botox is noninvasive and relatively painless. The procedure is completed within a half an hour. If necessary, we take the appropriate measures to numb the area ahead of time.
HOW LONG IS THE DOWNTIME FOR BOTOX?
There is little to no downtime for Botox. There can be mild bruising and/or redness around the site of injection which should go down in a matter of hours.
HOW LONG DOES BOTOX LAST AND WHEN WILL I BEGIN TO SEE RESULTS?
Botox usually appears in about 3 to 7 days after the injections are performed and lasts about 4 to 6 months.
ARE YOU A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR BOTOX?
Relatively healthy patients that are looking to change signs of aging and dynamic facial expressions with realistic goals are good candidates for Botox. Book a consultation to find out if it is right for you.
THINKING ABOUT BOOKING A CONSULTATION?
If this is your first time getting Botox, it is vital that we discuss your aesthetic goals, medical history, and any additional questions that you have regarding the procedure.