If you’re concerned about wrinkles or creases in the skin, Botox can help eradicate age lines, allowing the radiance of your skin to shine through. Botox works wonders for wrinkles that have yet to set deeply in one’s skin.
Unlike more intensive and extensive forms of plastic surgery, Botox (the brand name for a type of neurotoxic protein called botulinum toxin), requires little more than a short session with the doctor.
During a procedure, a surgeon will inject small amounts of Botox into your skin or facial muscles using tiny needles. The protein paralyzes muscles and reduces the activity of one’s skin glands.
Results appear within a few days: a smoother appearance to the skin that can last for months — at which time, another treatment will be required.
If you’re interested in learning about Botox, costs, the procedure itself, or anything else related to our surgical services, we’re happy to provide you with a free consultation.
Botox is a prescription medicine. It can temporarily eliminate forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adult patients.
Most patients tolerate Botox without any discomfort whatsoever. One can plan a session in the middle of the day with little to no disruptions in that day’s activities.
However, some patients may experience some discomfort, either at the injection sites or within the facial muscles themselves. This can typically be treated with nothing more than an ice pack and an over-the-counter pain reliever.
Botox is like any other medical procedure; there are risks, rewards, and possible side effects. These include allergic reactions, headaches, itchiness, and rash.
To be clear, according to Botox.com, “serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported, including itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, dizziness, or feeling faint.”
We will discuss these possible effects and more with you when you come in for a consult.