BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved purified protein that is injected into the skin to help diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles. This works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses in the muscles of the face.
You will be able to see improvement in 24-48 hours, and optimal results will be obtained within two weeks. Results can last up to 4 months.
At your appointment, treatment goals will be discussed.
- Do not take any ibuprofen or aspirin 48 hours prior to procedure.
- Avoid alcohol 24 hours prior to treatment.
- Avoid Ibuprofen and aspirin 24 hours.
- Do not lay down for 2 hours.
- No vigorous exercise for 24 hours.
- Do facial expressions for 1 hour to encourage Botox to disperse evenly.
Pricing: $14 a unit
Typical units per area
Forehead: 16-30 units
Crow’s feet: 6-12 units per eye
Between eyebrows: 16-30 units
Is BOTOX® Safe?
BOTOX® is one of the safest cosmetic procedures available. No long term side effects have been reported. It is a chemical found in nature that is purified and has no dangerous synthetic materials.
Is BOTOX® painful?
Injections are fast and discomfort is minimal. A slight sting, similar to a mosquito bite, is felt when the needle is placed in the skin. A topical anesthetic cream can be prescribed prior to the procedure to make it more comfortable.
Can my eyelid droop with BOTOX®?
The risk of eyelid droop is less than 2% and is typically a temporary side effect.
Will BOTOX® limit my facial expressions?
While BOTOX® minimizes the movement of certain muscle groups, you will maintain the ability to express emotion.
Should I do BOTOX® before an event?
It is recommended to do BOTOX® at least 2-4 weeks prior to an important event.