Botox & FIllers
BOTOX® injections is one of the top non-surgical procedures performed each year for the cosmetic treatment of crow’s feet, frown lines and deep lines on the forehead. It was originally introduced in the 1980’s by ophthalmologists for the medical treatment of muscular spasms around the eye area, an application that is still used today.
BOTOX is a toxin that blocks the release of acetylcholine, which triggers muscle contraction. Because it essentially paralyzes the affected muscles, dynamic wrinkles, those caused by muscle movement, are the type best treated with Botox.
How Does BOTOX Work?
Strategically placed injections of Botox contain a safe and purified form of botulinum toxin A. This blocks the nerve impulses that are sent to muscles, therefore weakening them to the point where they can not contract.
Ideal Candidates for BOTOX & Fillers
BOTOX injections block certain chemical signals, usually those that cause muscles to contract. The most common use of the injections is to relax the facial muscles that frequently cause wrinkles - resulting in a younger, relaxed look.
Things to Consider
Preparing for BOTOX
Be sure to tell the doctor if you've had any other type of BOTOX injection, or muscle relaxants within the past 4 months. If you take blood thinners, you may need to stop taking them several days prior to your treatment. Our practitioners will advise on the best course of action for your needs and personal health.
Potential Risks of BOTOX & Fillers
The risks associated with BOTOX injections are rare when performed by our experienced staff. Rest assured you are an expert hands when receiving BOTOX injections.
The possible side effects and complications include:
- Pain, swelling, or bruising
- headache or flue-like symptoms
- Droopy eyelid
- Crooked smile
- Dryness or excessive tearing
Recovery From BOTOX
You can typically see the results of BOTOX within a few days of receiving treatment. Although results usually last up to four months, areas that are treated regularly may maintain the results for longer. Injections should only be administered by a qualified medical professional.