Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising your eyebrows cause skin to crease, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a quick, 10-minute treatment that temporarily relaxes the muscles to soften the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines as well as address the lines on the forehead and around the eyes. Through a series of tiny injections, BOTOX® Cosmetic can achieve natural-looking results within 4–5 days and last for up to 3 months.
If you are interested in BOTOX® injections, we encourage you to browse the sections below to find more detailed information about this popular treatment, or please feel free to contact us today to book a consultation with Oculoplastic & Orbital Consultants.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved treatment that is injected into targeted areas to block the nerve signals within the muscle. It contains a purified form of botulinum toxin A, which is perfectly safe when the dosage and frequency are considered and the treatment is administered by an experienced injector. Once the facial muscles relax and soften, you will see a noticeable difference in the texture of your skin, creating a smoother, rejuvenated appearance.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is frequently used to treat the following areas:
Many first-time patients are apprehensive about whether they will feel pain during their treatment. BOTOX® injections are performed with a tiny needle, and most patients are quite comfortable during the procedure. However, you may feel a slight pinch that lasts only a second while the medication is administered. For those individuals that want a little more reassurance, we’re happy to provide a topical anesthetic or cold pack to numb the area. As highly qualified injectors, Dr. Connor and Melanie Craft have developed special techniques to minimize this discomfort to make your experience as pleasant as possible.
Following your BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure, it is recommended that you do not massage the treated areas for 12 hours, as this can cause the medication to migrate. We also ask that you avoid any strenuous activity or lying down for four hours. Other than that, you can return to work and continue with your normal routine. While BOTOX® Cosmetic does not provide immediate gratification, it’s well worth the wait and typically takes 3-5 days before you will see a visible smoothing of the treatment area(s). Gradual results will continue to develop over the course of two weeks.
During your consultation with Dr. Connor or Melanie Craft, they will determine how many units you will need to treat the desired area(s). Each area has different muscles and therefore requires a different number of units. To give you an idea, the glabellar (area between the eyes) will require more units than the forehead or around the eyes, and each patient will have specific needs depending on certain factors such as age, gender, and condition of the skin. Ultimately, the number of units required will determine the cost of the procedure.
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments typically last 3-4 months until the muscle regains its movement and the active protein found in BOTOX® injections is broken down into harmless amino acids that are recycled by the body. Melanie and Dr. Connor recommend that their patients return for timely treatments every three months for ongoing maintenance. You will find that over the course of 1–2 years, consistent BOTOX® injections will improve deeper wrinkles, resulting in long-term benefits.
I’ve been seeing Dr. Connor consistently for all my Botox treatments and I’m always pleased with the results. His friendly office staff is very accommodating and I highly recommend his practice!
– Megan M.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is extremely safe and effective and has been used for over 20 years in the cosmetic industry. However, please remember that BOTOX® Cosmetic is a medication, and with any medication, we can see adverse side effects in some patients. When BOTOX® Cosmetic is used properly with dosages that are designed for cosmetic purposes, serious side effects are extremely rare, in particular, when you see an experienced injector like Melanie Craft or Dr. Connor. The most common side effects are mild and temporary, including redness, irritation, and swelling at the injection site(s). Some patients may also experience a headache shortly after the procedure.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is priced by the “unit,” and the number of units required varies from person to person. Dr. Connor or Melanie Craft will always tailor the treatment to your individual needs in order to achieve the best result. Seeking the lowest pricing may not always be the best decision where BOTOX® injections are concerned. While the result is temporary, it is not reversible and will last 3-4 months, so it is in your best interest to choose wisely when selecting a cosmetic surgery practice and always consider the professional qualifications of the injector.
Yes! We see many men in our practice who want to defy aging and smooth away their wrinkles. When injected properly, there is no need to fear the overdone look. Men have stronger muscles than women do in their face, so they require more units, but they share similar anti-aging benefits when injected properly.
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Correcting signs of fine lines and wrinkles doesn’t have to involve complicated surgery. At Oculoplastic & Orbital Consultants, we’re here to provide you with exceptional aesthetic treatments designed to get you the results you seek. For more information on what BOTOX® can do for you, please contact us today by calling (561) 845-6500 or filling out the form below.REQUEST CONSULTATION
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