Botox relaxes muscles that cause wrinkles, and provides a gentle lift to the brows.
What is Botox Cosmetic?
Botox was the first botulinum toxin used for cosmetic injection. It is the name brand that most people know. We use not only Botox brand, but also Dysport brand botulinum toxin.
These cosmetic treatments are prescription medications that are injected into muscles and are used to temporarily improve the look of frown lines between the eyebrows and for crow’s feet. Some people also find an improvement in the position of the brows is possible after injection as well.
What are the common areas treated with Botox and Dysport?
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
Am I a good candidate for Botox injections?
Good candidates for Botox, or botulinum toxin treatments, are those who are healthy, without any muscle or nerve conditions (ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome), and have wrinkles from expression in the commonly treated areas.
Are the injections painful?
What you can expect from your treatment is a few injections with a very small needle in the areas that are causing your unwanted wrinkle. It feels like a pinch. Most individuals tolerate it without any ice or topical anesthesia (numbing medicine), but you can request it.
Botox Side Effects
Common side effects include injection site bruising, pain at the injection site, headache or swelling at or the injection site. There can be drooping of eyelids or change in vision. A less common side effect can be weakness even at sites away from your injection site.
Is Botox permanent?
You can expect to see the onset of results as soon as 3 – 4 days after treatment, or as late as 2 – 3 weeks for the full results.
The results can last 3 – 4 months in most individuals. Some report results lasting even longer. Most people get appointments 3 – 4 times per year to maintain the results they love.
Can Botox be combined with other treatments?
Other treatments that can be given with botulinum toxin treatments include facial injectable fillers and some laser procedures. A great skincare regimine is recommended for everyone. Used together each of these treatments can enhance your overall result.
Schedule a consultation
If you are interested in reducing signs of aging, botox could be the right option for you! Call (585) 922-5840 to schedule a consultation at our office Rochester.