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Botox® injections are a simple and low-impact treatment for reducing the signs of aging. Although there are a wide variety of treatments for creating a smoother, more youthful look from over the counter creams to major cosmetic surgery procedures, nothing rivals the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of Botulinum Toxin for wrinkle reduction.
What is Botox®? Botox® was originally the commercial name given for injections derived from Clostridium Botulismus bacteria. However, the term has become so widespread that it has become the common way to refer to it. When injected into the muscles under the skin, they are paralyzed by the toxin created by the bacteria, and the result is a smoothing of the skin’s surface.
How is it done? Small amounts of Botox® are injected into the target areas. The injections are done with the help of a very fine needle. Common areas to be treated are the forehead, frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet around the eyes, and the marionette lines around the mouth.
How long does a Botox® treatment take? The actual injections take only 5 to 10 minutes. However, every patient is consulted and counseled prior to the treatment and a before photo is taken. The entire process requires approximately 30 minutes.
Is it painful? Due to the extremely fine gauge of the needles, most people find it painless. However, in certain sensitive areas, anesthetic cream might be applied prior to the treatment, numbing the area and making the injections more comfortable.
What am I going to look like immediately after the procedure? Slight swelling at the site of injection settles within 10-15 minutes. No changes are expected immediately; the results of the treatment are gradual and become apparent 24-72 hours after the injections.
Can I use make-up after the treatment? Make-up can be applied half an hour after the injections.
What are the side effects? Minimal swelling, occasionally some bruising, and slight muscle tightening. In very rare cases, flu-like symptoms can occur lasting a day or two. Transient eyelid drooping is sometimes seen, and settles within 2-3 weeks. Skin infections are very rare. Cases of allergy are quite rare.
How long does a Botox® treatment last? On average, skin remains smooth for 3-6 months and can last up to 9 months.
Does it work for everyone? About 3% of patients develop resistance to the drug and consequently, the duration of the effect is highly reduced.
How much does Botox® cost? The price of Botox® is directly associated to the number of units of medication used. Please call for pricing.
Do I need a follow-up? Yes, a follow-up is recommended, and this is done during a consultation after 2 weeks, at which time the after photos can be taken and compared to those taken before the injections.