What is a Botulinum Toxin?
Botulinum toxin is performed to relax and smooth the look of lines and wrinkles that can be caused by repetitive movements of the face. The most common areas for botulinum toxin is between the brows, crows-feet located around the eyes, and horizontal forehead creases. Botulinum toxin can also be used for various reasons such as medically to reduce perspiration, to treat migraine headaches and muscle spasms, and to cosmetically balance facial asymmetry and relax tight neck bands.
Facial expressions can cause wrinkles around the eyes and forehead, leaving you to look tired, angry, or upset. Relaxing the muscles will leave you looking youthful and refreshed! Botulinum toxin may also relieve pain suffered from migraines or headaches.
Botulinum toxin is a simple and quick procedure that can be performed on the same day as an initial evaluation. Numbing is not required prior to injection and we only use the thinnest of needles, meaning minimal discomfort. It does take several days after injection for your procedure to reach full effect and a follow-up appointment may be needed if more product is warranted. Your doctor will help you determine the number and placement of injections based upon your aesthetic goals and past injections.
How Long Does Botox Last?
The results from Botox tend to last around 3-4 months on average. Most patients get repeat treatments at this point in order to maintain their Botox results.
When Should You Start Getting Botox?
Most patients start to get Botox around age 30. In recent years, more and more people are getting Botox in their 20s to prevent the formation of wrinkles and lines.
What Should I Avoid After Botox?
It is important to avoid cosmetic treatments such as lasers, chemical peels, facials, or microdermabrasion for at least two weeks to avoid any increased redness or irritation.
Can You Wear Makeup After Botox?
It is advisable to wait at least a day after your Botox session before putting makeup on.
Any redness that may have occurred during injection usually resides quickly upon leaving the clinic. Returning to your normal day-to-day routine immediately following injection is permitted, however, you should avoid strenuous activities. You should also avoid massaging or touching the injected area to prevent the spread of the botulinum toxin to other areas. If bruising occurs, it will resolve quickly.
Botulinum toxin is an elective procedure and therefore is not covered by most insurance companies. However, we offer several options for financing and we will work with you to come up with an aesthetic plan and financing that suits your needs.
Our office accepts a range of financing options including: