Botox treatments are quick with minimal discomfort. The treatment requires no anesthesia or recovery time.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is a neuromodulator (form of botulinum toxin type A) that is injected into targeted treatment areas using an ultra-fine needle. It works by blocking the nerve signals needed for facial muscles to contract. It’s the repetitious contraction of facial muscles that causes expression lines and wrinkles. Once injected, the neuromodulator relaxes the muscles and decreases their movement to reduce the appearance of lines or wrinkles in the area. You will see your results gradually over 7-10 days following injection.
No one is immune to wrinkles. Just squinting in the bright sunlight or concentrating at a board meeting can create facial lines over time.
This type of wrinkle, which is created by muscle movement, is called a “dynamic wrinkle” and BOTOX Cosmetic is designed to target the cause.
It is not a dermal filler Injectable gel; instead, BOTOX Cosmetic temporarily paralyzes the facial muscles that contribute to wrinkles every time they contract. Within a few days of treatment, targeted wrinkles begin to fade leaving skin looking smoother and more youthful.
Our skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Priti Patel, has restored a youthful look to the faces of many women and men with BOTOX Cosmetic treatments.
These quick, simple injections can effectively improve your facial wrinkles while maintaining your ability to make natural facial expressions, an essential part of what keeps you looking like you.
Our goal is to keep you looking as natural as possible but more refreshed!
How does Botox Work?
Botox injections work by weakening or paralyzing certain muscles.
The effects last about three months, depending on what you are treating. The most common side effects are pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. You should not use Botox if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Yes, Botox is an FDA approved treatment for reversing lines and wrinkles. However, patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have certain neurological diseases should not receive Botox treatments.
Side effects from a Botox treatment may include bruising, swelling, redness, or tenderness around the injection site, all of which will resolve without intervention after a few days after treatment.
Botox treatments are quick with minimal discomfort. The treatment requires no anesthesia or recovery time. Many people get Botox during their lunch hours and are able to return to work right after their appointment. If requested, we can apply a topical numbing cream at your first visit for even more comfort.
While the experience of each patient may differ, it usually takes 7-10 days to see the effects of Botox. For some, it may take up to 2 weeks to realize the final effects.
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