Both laughing and frowning are part of life, but you don’t have to live with the lines and wrinkles they leave on your face. BOTOX® Cosmetic, a nonsurgical injectable procedure, has been called a “facelift in a bottle.” It is an easy, safe, effective way to soften expression lines. BOTOX® treatments by our plastic surgeons can reduce forehead creases and the vertical lines between your brows, refreshing your look. BOTOX® can also provide a “lifting” effect for the brow.
And, BOTOX® treatment smooths frown lines between eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet with impressive yet subtle results. Instead of looking tired and unhappy, you could look rested and relaxed. Friends will notice that you look better, but they won’t know why!
BOTOX® has been used therapeutically for more than two decades and is FDA-approved.
At Plastic & Hand, our experienced plastic surgeons are experts in facial aesthetics. And it’s only our plastic surgeons—not a nurse practitioner or physician assistant—who perform your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
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Unlike other nonsurgical treatments such as collagen injections or laser peels, BOTOX® erases wrinkles by relaxing the muscles underneath the skin’s surface. It blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles associated with expression lines, keeping the muscles from contracting so the outlying skin stays smooth. Untreated facial muscles contract normally so your facial expressions are unaffected.
A BOTOX® injection is an in-office procedure that takes under 30 minutes. One of our experienced plastic surgeons injects a very small amount of BOTOX® precisely where it’s needed using a tiny micro-needle. Because the pain is so minimal, no anesthetic is required, though your doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. You should be able to return to work and other activities right after treatment. However, it’s best to avoid exercise, heavy lifting and irritation of the treated area for the first 24 hours.
You can expect to see results in three to five days, although it may take as long as two weeks to achieve the maximum effect. For most people, the benefits last for three to four months, but some see results for up to six months. Lines and wrinkles tend to be less obvious over time if treatments are given on a regular basis. Studies show that those who have had at least five BOTOX® treatments had longer-lasting results.
The most common side effect is slight bruising at the injection site. Bruises are temporary and can be covered by makeup.
A very small percentage of patients experience droopy eyelids. This temporary condition, known as ptosis, usually appears seven to fourteen days after the injection and can last for four to six weeks. In many cases, iopidine eye drops can resolve the droop in just a few days.
After treatment, some patients feel like they have the flu. Headaches, though rare, occasionally occur, lasting 24-48 hours.
This treatment is for adult men and women who want a more relaxed, refreshed look without undergoing surgery. The treatment may also appeal to younger individuals who want to preserve their youthful appearance. A consultation at Skin Solutions from Plastic & Hand will determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you. Consultation and BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can take place during the same appointment. When your consult and injections take place on the same day, the consult fee of $50 is waived.
At Skin Solutions from Plastic & Hand, we have a special Loyalty Program for our patients. You can earn points towards products and services! IPL®, laser hair removal, Fraxel®, CoolSculpting® and other treatments by our aestheticians are part of the program. Botox® Cosmetic, Kybella®, Juvéderm® XC or Juvéderm® Voluma treatments are also eligible for points, as well as your purchases of our wonderful skincare products, and the application of semipermanent makeup. It’s all part of our Loyalty Program! To learn more about joining, click here.
Become a member of the Brilliant Distinctions® Program and receive special offers, exclusive invitations and membership to the Brilliant Distinctions® Points Program, where you can earn points redeemable for dollars off select Allergan products and services.
Earn Brilliant Distinctions points each time you receive Botox® Cosmetic, Kybella®, Juvéderm® XC or Juvéderm® Voluma treatments, or purchase Latisse® products.
Have questions? Visit BrilliantDistinctionsProgram.com–they have a great tour of the program–or contact the Brilliant Distinctions call center at 888-324-2745. To become a member, visit the Brilliant Distinctions program website. Just click here!
Make sure to register by clicking here before your appointment so you can begin earning points on your next visit.