Botox is the only FDA approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, crow’s feet, a forehead wrinkles in adults. Botox partially paralyzes the muscles responsible for these lines so the wrinkles cannot be continuously reinforced by underlying muscular contraction. With time, the wrinkles fade and you obtain a more youthful appearance.
Botox is a naturally-occurring protein made by the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. It is manufactured and purified by Allergan Pharmaceuticals and has been used for cosmetic procedures since 2002. Because Botox is a relatively large molecule, it cannot be absorbed through the skin like many creams and other beauty products. It must be injected by a physician/healthcare professional with knowledge of anatomy, as well as appropriate depth and dose.
Botox competitors include topical creams, which simply do not address the source of the wrinkle, and plastic surgery, which is very invasive, painful and requires general anesthesia.
Before and After Photos
before And after photos
2 weeks after Botox Injections
2 weeks after Botox Injections
Frequently asked questions
People who cannot get Botox include anyone who:
Has had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in Botox
A skin infection at the planned injection site
Is currently expecting a child
What Does Botox Treat?
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors including cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, and damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold and when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet.
There are many non-cosmetic disorders that can be treated with botox, including migraines and excessive sweating. It can treat disorders of the esophagus, the bladder, and almost all skeletal muscles of the head, neck, torso, back, and extremities.
What Should I Expect?
A Botox consultation and procedure take about ten minutes to complete.
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months. Most patients see results on post-procedure day three and full results on post-procedure day seven.
Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; you’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave Beautifully Mad.
The longer a patient has been receiving Botox injections, the less Botox they require. This is because the treated muscles decrease in size from inactivity and small muscles require less Botox than large muscles. First-time Botox patients typically see results that last between three-to-four months.
Botox After Care
Post botox care starts with trying to exercise your treated muscles for 1-2 hours after treatment (e.g. practice frowning, squinting, or raising your eyebrows). Although this is thought to help, it will NOT negatively impact your treatment if you forget to do this.
You may have small bumps at each injection site. This is completely normal. Do NOT rub or massage the treated areas for 4 hours after your treatment.
Avoid lying down for 4 hours after treatment. This is to avoid the risk of applying pressure on the treated areas from your pillow and the migration of the Botox to an undesirable muscle.
If you need to apply makeup within 4 hours of your treatment, only use a GENTLE touch and avoid rubbing the treated area.
Do NOT do strenuous exercise for 4 hours after treatment. This will minimize the risk of raising your heart rate and blood pressure and therefore minimize the risk of temporary bruising.
Feel free to shower and go about most other regular daily activities.
Avoid Aspirin, Advil, and Vitamin E in order to reduce the risk of bruising. Tylenol is a good alternative if you have any post-procedure pain or a headache. If you take medications for medical reasons, such as Aspirin, Plavix, or Coumadin, continue to do so. Although these medications slightly increase your risk of bruising, their benefits outweigh the risks.
Will Botox make me look like I’ve had work done?
Botox is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your specialist about the results you want from treatment.
Does Botox treatment hurt?
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
How long does the treatment take?
Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.
What were common side effects seen in clinical studies?
Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow's feet studies. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Please see the Important Safety Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide, and talk to your specialist.
I strive to be fair and upfront about our pricing at True Health. Unlike other Botox clinics, I promise no hidden fees. Consultation is free of charge meaning regardless if you decide to get Botox or not, you will not be charged for your visit. Transparency has always been our policy, and you will only be charged for the Botox I inject.
Botox belongs to a family of drugs known as neuromodulators. There are currently 3 Neuromodulators available in the USA:
You have my promise always to be fair and always to inject the amount agreed upon pre-treatment.
The number of units is determined by the number of muscles injected, the amount necessary for specific muscles, and relative size of an individual client's muscles.
THE TYPICAL NUMBER OF UNITS OF BOTOX