If you are bothered by vertical lines between the brows, crow’s feet, forehead lines, or other wrinkles, you may be a candidate for BOTOX. Years of smiling, frowning, squinting, and other facial expressions can compromise the appearance around the eyes, mouth, and brow. BOTOX injections can relax the muscles used to make those expressions, leaving you looking youthful and refreshed.
Do BOTOX injections hurt?
This treatment is done in our private boutique center and takes only 30 minutes or less. No anesthetic is needed. There is virtually no downtime and very few restrictions. The smoothing effect is noticeable in less than a week. It will take two to three days for the toxin to take effect and several more for the associated wrinkles to fade. You can expect results to last for approximately three months on average, although duration varies, depending on your unique metabolism and genetics.
Is BOTOX safe?
As with all medical procedures, there are associated complications. For this reason, it is important to see an experienced, qualified injector to help achieve your best results without running into problems. Complications can include ptosis (droopy upper eyelids), asymmetries, peaked and unnatural eyebrows, difficulty swallowing, and double vision, among others.
BOTOX, Dysport, Xeomin – Are they different?
There are several different botulinum toxins available in the USA. Their mechanism of action and results (when used correctly) are comparable. They differ in their molecular makeup, potency, and effective dose needed to treat any given area. Some patients report better responses to different products. The most important factor is that your physician is comfortable with the injected product and achieves the look you want – never an unnatural, frozen look.
Can I repeat my BOTOX treatment?
Yes, it is safe to repeat your BOTOX injections every 12-16 weeks. Once the effects have worn off, BOTOX does not linger in your system.
Can I wear makeup after a BOTOX session?
It is wise to wait about one hour before applying makeup. Mineral-based cosmetics, however, can be applied right away. Ideally, you will refrain from putting pressure on your skin so as not to disturb the distribution of BOTOX molecules.
Can I receive a facial after BOTOX injections?
Since any rubbing or touching the face after BOTOX injections is not recommended, it is best to wait at least 24 hours before undergoing a facial. This will ensure that the BOTOX is properly dispersed and absorbed.