Our providers will evaluate each patient for a botox treatment, listen to your concerns and together formulate a plan that is correct for you. Botox injections are simple and are made with a tiny needle into the areas causing your wrinkles and allow you to return to your regular activities.
“Is It Safe?”
Botox Cosmetic is the “Gold Standard” of wrinkle relaxer treatments and FDA approved for the cosmetic treatment of fine lines and wrinkles of the face, specifically crows feet and frown lines. Botox is commonly used to treat safely other areas of the face and neck and is considered “off label” use. Botox has a long safety history and is administered in over 75 countries and is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country.
You should always have Botox administered by a provider who is experienced in the use of this product. Patients who receive injections by anyone other than someone experienced in its use run the risk of the product in the wrong muscle or placing too much in one location that can result in undesirable results.
“Botox or Injectable Dermal Fillers?”
One of the more important changes in facial rejuvenation has been from the two-dimensional face which focuses on facial lines and immobilization of the corresponding muscle with Botox to the three-dimensional face which focuses on facial aging and particularly volume loss and its effect on the treatment approach. Fillers used in conjunction with Botox injections make it possible to rejuvenate the face from a three-dimensional rather than a two-dimensional approach, thereby providing more pleasing, longer-lasting outcomes.
“How long does it last?”
After your treatment, you will note a gradual visible improvement of your lines and wrinkles over the next 7-10 days. Your treatment will last approximately 3-4 months and with continued treatments, you will notice continued improvement of your wrinkles. This is generally from a weakening of the underlying muscle that causes the wrinkle on the skin above. It is similar to having your arm in a cast for a period of time and removing the cast the arm is weak and needs time to recover. Likewise, if you stop having Botox treatments there will be a gradual return of your lines. This is why patients that regularly get Botox treatments notice the effect seems to last longer between subsequent treatments.
Who is the best candidate for Botox?
Men and Women equally benefit from Botox treatments to prevent or soften wrinkles of the forehead, crow’s feet, and frown lines between the eyes that make you look angry. Botox can also be used on other areas of the face such as the Muppet and upper lip lines as well as for the treatment of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) of underarms, hands, feet, and scalp areas.
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How long do the effects of Botox last?
After injection Botox begins gradually over a 7-10 day period and lasts for 3-4 months at which time you will slowly see the progression of wrinkles to which you had prior to treatment.
Will insurance cover the cost of Botox Cosmetic?
Botox is a cosmetic procedure and insurance will not cover this treatment, however, will cover depending on insurance carriers' treatment for Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). You should call your insurance carrier to see if this is covered. We do not take insurance, therefore, it is your responsibility for payment at the time services are rendered. We will provide you with the necessary codes and help you bill you, the insurance provider.
Are there any risks or complications with Botox Cosmetic?
Botox is very safe when used by your provider. Rarely, Botox can inadvertently drift into nearby muscles and cause some temporary drooping that usually subsides in 2-3 weeks. You may have to bruise at the injection site. Your provider will explain any questions you may have at your consultation and prior to your treatment with Botox.