Dermacare Plastic Surgery offers BOTOX® Cosmetic to erase fine lines and wrinkles, and help you regain confidence in your appearance
Dermacare Plastic Surgery uses BOTOX® to eliminate the wrinkles in the forehead, brow area, and crow’s feet around the eyes. With BOTOX®, you can achieve a smoother, more youthful appearance without the bruising, swelling, and downtime of invasive cosmetic surgery. You’ll truly be amazed and delighted to see what BOTOX® can do to rejuvenate your appearance!
Perhaps for some Phoenix patients, those furrows and lines on the face are a welcome symbol of experience and wisdom. But for most, they’re just wrinkles and signs of aging. The facial muscles are constantly in motion when smiling, laughing, frowning and arching your eyebrows in amazement, amusement, bewilderment or empathy. All of these muscle movements which we are rarely aware of and perform hundreds of times during the course of a day inevitably produce facial lines. Some, like frown lines, can make you look more tense, worried and angry than you really are. But other expression lines are charming. They add character and animation to your face and define who you are. BOTOX® Cosmetic, when appropriately placed in the right dose, will soften the facial lines which make us look old, tired and worried, without taking away our character lines.
Prior to BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, we will evaluate your medical history in order to better understand your overall health. In addition, a complete examination of your eyes is made in order to decide the most effective injection sites. All issues and concerns will be discussed.
- What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, type A. It is a non-surgical treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.
During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. When BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the muscles surrounding the brow area for instance, those muscles cannot “scrunch up” for a period of time. They are paralyzed. Any wrinkles in that area, often referred to as furrows or frown lines, temporarily go away. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes and no recovery time is needed.
- How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
Those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows form over time as the result of muscle activity. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles between your brows. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
BOTOX® treatments are performed as an office visit where a fine gauge needle is used to place a small amount of the diluted BOTOX® under the skin adjacent to the muscle responsible for creating the offending wrinkle. The BOTOX® that is injected then causes the muscle to relax and the wrinkle to be softened or removed.
BOTOX® is a simple procedure, accomplished in a matter of minutes. BOTOX® can help Phoenix patients restore the youthful appearance of their face. While the results vary according to your unique physiology, typically results are seen within 3-7 days, and can last up to 4 months or longer.
Phoenix patients may experience some mild discomfort or swelling at the injection site, but they may return to work or their normal daily activity immediately after treatment. You should avoid exercise, bending, or straining for the first 3 to 5 hours to allow the BOTOX® to work on the areas intended.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic Results
Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their appearance as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results may vary.
- How long do BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments last?
Results from treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can last for up to 4 months. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between your brows gradually will look like they did before treatment.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic side effects
Possible side effects include headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea. Less frequently occurring (<3%) adverse reactions include pain in the face, erythema at the injection site, and muscle weakness. These events are thought to be associated with the injection itself rather than the BOTOX® and occurred within the first week.
- Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work done.” After treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, you may look in the mirror and see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
Arizona Dermacare Plastic Surgery offers BOTOX® treatments to residents in the Phoenix area. Receive professional treatments performed by leading experts and experience phenomenal, rejuvenating results!
Contact our offices in the Phoenix area to schedule a BOTOX® consultation at (623) 535-7050.