Have you wanted to smooth those deep persistent lines between the brows or around the eyes that are caused over time by squinting and frowning?
In minutes, we can make a few tiny injections of the BOTOX® Cosmetic protein that will relax the muscles that cause those lines to form and keep them relaxed up to four months. Unlike surgery, BOTOX® Cosmetic is fast, effortless, and minimally invasive with no downtime or recovery period. Most people return to normal activities immediately following the treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic vs. Dermal Fillers
BOTOX® is a toxin which blocks the release of a chemical called acetylcholine which triggers the muscle contractions that create wrinkle. BOTOX® paralyzes the muscles and stops them from contracting. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm®, Sculptra® Aesthetic, Radiesse®, Restylane ® on the other hand are soft tissue fillers that add volume to skin depressions.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
Because BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine, it must be injected with sterile instruments by a physician in a doctor's office. A minimal discomfort from the shot may occur but the procedure overall is painless. If you are extremely sensitive, you may ask for some local anesthesia or a numbing cream. The procedure takes anywhere from a few minutes to 20 minutes depending on the extent of the treatment.
Selecting the correct injection points is critical to the success of the procedure. The points are not necessarily at the wrinkle you are hoping to erase but where the muscle contracts. You can resume normal activities immediately but we recommend our patients to avoid the sun.
Alternative and Additional Treatments
When correcting unwanted wrinkles, it is important to do monthly/quarterly maintenance to rebuild the collagen and elasticity of the skin such as skin rejuvenation procedures like the eMatrix treatment. In conjunction with BOTOX®, we recommend our patients to follow a certain skin care regimen to keep the skin looking young and healthy. We offer a large array of aesthetic procedures ranging from dermaplaning, microdermabrasion to chemical peels.
Botox® Side Effects
When it comes to Botox and other injectable, you get what you pay for. Be aware; bargain Botox may increase your risk of complications, including poor cosmetic results. Some risks may be associated with the procedure and we advise our patients not to have this type of procedure performed at parties by your local nail salon, neighbor's living room or at the mall. Many types of physicians perform Botox injections, including board-certified plastic surgeons, dermatologists and facial plastic surgeons. Botox shots require a precise knowledge of facial anatomy. Your risk of complications increases when Botox injections are performed by unskilled injectors.
The cost for Botox starts at $30 for smoker’s line, chin, and bunny lines. The price for Crows feet, glabella (between brows) and the forehead areas vary starts at $120. We suggest scheduling a consultation with Dr. Abrams or our Nurse Practitioner to determine your needs. The low cost of the consultation will be deducted toward the cosmetic procedure of your choice.
Multiple areas may be treated at one time, and repeat treatments are need on average every three to four months.
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Why choose Abrams Dermatology for your Botox Treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is not magic; it's medicine and the result of years of careful research and testing. Thousands of appearance-conscious women and men have already discovered the benefits of this treatment.
Call us for a consultation on BOTOX® Cosmetic at our office.
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