What to expect from BOTOX®️ Cosmetic
This treatment is performed in our office by our talented clinical aesthetic nurse specialist, Christena. During your consultation, you will meet with Christena and either Dr. Boyd or Dr. Silverman to discuss your specific goals and form a treatment plan. If you are interested in receiving treatment on the same day as your consultation, please let us know at the time of booking.
Christena gently injects BOTOX®️ into the targeted facial areas with a short, fine needle, smoothing away facial wrinkles to refresh your appearance. She will only inject specific facial muscles, ensuring you will still be able to make natural facial expressions and will not look frozen. The whole process usually takes around 30 minutes to complete.
Results from your first treatment last 3-4 months. We find our patients who have periodic touch-up treatments report longer lasting results.
While there is no downtime needed after this procedure, we recommend you elevate your head, avoid strenuous exercise, and do not touch treated areas for the first few hours after treatment. You will experience little to no bruising and will see desired improvements begin to appear after 4-6 days.
BOTOX®️ quick facts
Length of Treatment: 30 minutes
Recovery Time: n/a
Results: Not permanent, but can last 3-4 months
Frequently asked questions
- How much does BOTOX®️ cost?
As is true of all cosmetic procedures, the price of BOTOX®️ treatments varies depending on a number of factors, including the injector’s level of training, the region where the treatment is performed, and the areas of the face being treated. Most patients compare prices, but it’s important to remember that BOTOX®️ injections are a medical procedure and should be done by an experienced and trained injector who understands facial anatomy, in a clinic fully equipped to deal with any outcome. We are happy to provide you with a personalized quote during a consultation.
- Can BOTOX®️ prevent wrinkles from forming?
Most people think of getting BOTOX®️ to minimize existing wrinkles, but some research has shown that BOTOX®️ can actually prevent wrinkles from developing. BOTOX®️ works by temporarily preventing small facial muscles from contracting. It’s the repeated muscle contractions that occur when you smile, frown, laugh, and make other expressions that contribute to the formation of wrinkles. Limiting those contractions is one way to delay the formation of wrinkles.
- Does BOTOX®️ make you look ‘frozen’?
No. The key to effective BOTOX®️ treatments is targeting the muscles with precision and not injecting too much. The unnatural, “frozen” appearances occur when the treatment is overdone. Our BOTOX®️ is performed by a skilled injector, ensuring you will look natural and more youthful.
- Can BOTOX®️ be combined with other procedures?
Because both BOTOX®️ and dermal fillers treat signs of aging in different ways, combining these treatments can give you a more complete facial rejuvenation than either treatment on its own. BOTOX®️ may also be used to extend the life of filler treatments and facial plastic surgery by preventing creases from forming again. During your initial consultation, your plastic surgeon will design the right treatment plan for your cosmetic goals.
- Are there additional benefits to BOTOX®️?
Just a few of the many other advantages of the product include:
- In addition to reducing fine lines and wrinkles, BOTOX®️ can provide a non-surgical brow lift. By slightly raising the outer portion of your eyebrows, these treatments can temporarily revitalize sagging or drooping eyes
- Younger patients can have BOTOX®️ injections as a proactive treatment to prevent lines and wrinkles
- BOTOX®️ also is an excellent complement to facial plastic surgery procedures such as eyelid surgery or a facelift