Botox & other neuromodulators (Dysport, Xeomin)
Botox injections are used not only for therapeutic purposes, but for cosmetic ones too. Unlike fillers, which may be superficially injected just beneath the skin, neuromodulators are injected directly into the muscle. As the signals between the muscle and the brain is blocked, the muscle contraction in a localized area is stopped. When the muscle relaxes, wrinkles smooth out and soften.* Performed correctly, these injections only affect targeted muscles while still allowing for facial expression.* Results are usually best on expression lines, such as those around the eyes and forehead.*
What should I expect when getting Botox injections?
Botox injections are in-office procedures performed in just a few minutes.* In fact, you can schedule an injection for your lunch hour or on your way home from work.* Injections use a very fine needle, which is inserted into the facial muscles. There is very little discomfort during the injection, and anesthesia is not necessary.*
Are there any special instructions I will need to follow after getting Botox injections?
There is a minimal recovery period however there are some recommendations to follow for the 48 hours after treatment. During this time, you may experience bruising or headaches. Avoid rubbing your face in treated areas, and do not lie face down for the first few hours after the injections. Keep in mind that results from Botox – though significant – usually begin to fade within 12 weeks.* You’ll need to return for re-treatment periodically.
*Individual results may vary. Testimonials and images do not constitute a promise, guarantee or representation of any particular outcome or experience.