Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Therapy
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Relaxed and Refreshed

Botulinum toxin injection temporarily relaxes facial muscles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent new lines from forming. 

Botulinum toxin is commonly used to reduce the heavy vertical creases between the eyebrows (glabella frown lines or “11s”), flatten forehead wrinkles, and smooth out lines around of the eyes (“crows feet”). Following treatment, a misrepresented tense or angry appearance transitions to appearing more relaxed and rested. 

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Botulinum toxin is also used to reduce age-defining wrinkles around the mouth and nose, thick muscle bands of the neck, jaw muscle fullness, excessive upper gum show with smiling and as well as uncontrolled sweating.  Our providers are very experienced injectors who focus to create a natural, vibrant look. The most commonly used formulations are Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is an Ideal candidate for botulinum toxin therapy?

Botulinum toxin therapy is a great option for any one searching for a quick, easy, non-invasive way to appear more refreshed. Injection reduces fine lines and furrows that change a tired, tense look to a more relaxed, softer appearance. Though the effect is only locally at the muscles in the face, botulinum toxin injection is contraindicated for patients that are pregnant.

How long do results last?

Relaxation effects begin to appear approximately two days after injection with maximal effect at one week. Results typically last 3 to 4 months with some enjoying up to 6 months of improvement.

What should I expect with when undergoing a botulinum toxin therapy?

For the procedure, you will be seated upright in a comfortable exam chair. Before any botulinum toxin is administered, makeup and dirt will be removed, usually with an alcohol pad.  Injection proceeds to the various sites and is typically completed within minutes of starting. Some redness and swelling may occur at the injection sites but usually subsides within a few hours.  Very rarely, patients may experience minor bruising. Taking arnica prior to and after treatment may reduce the risk and length of bruising.  We like to have our patients return within a few weeks to ensure treatment goals were met and there is no need for any small touch up.

What are the risks or complications of botulinum toxin treatment?

Botulinum toxin injections is very well tolerated and rarely are there complications. But as with any treatment, there are always risks such as bleeding, infection, or a suboptimal outcome such as asymmetries or drooping of the eyebrow and eyelid.  Asymmetries can be corrected with small, touch up injections. Drooping eyebrows or eyelids are rare after injection but correct with time as the botulinum toxin wears off.

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