Last year a record breaking 6.7 million Botox cosmetic treatments were performed in the U.S. Why is this cosmetic treatment so popular? To put it simply… people love Botox because it’s quick, it’s easy, and it works. If you’re a Botox newbie, call today and schedule your 1st treatment. Soon you’ll for yourself see why Botox is the most popular cosmetic procedure year after year.
This guide will help you prepare for your 1st Botox treatment. If you have any questions, give us a call.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is made using a purified protein peptide known as botulinum toxin type A. When injected, Botox can temporarily relax the muscles that cause wrinkling allowing the skin to smooth and the wrinkles to disappear. It is an excellent alternative to surgery without the pain or downtime. Treatment takes just minutes and the results can last for months.
What Should I Expect from Botox Treatments?
Botox injections take just a few minutes. Most patients experience minimal discomfort. The needle used is very small and the injections are over quickly. We often use Botox to treat lines around the eyes (crow’s feet), forehead wrinkles, lines around the nose (bunny lines), and lines around the brow (frown lines). Botox can only treat wrinkles caused by muscle activity. If you have other wrinkles, we can recommend an alternative treatment.
After treatment you can resume your regular activities immediately. Some patients have a bit of redness or swelling, but this can be covered with makeup and typically fades quickly.
When Will I See My Results?
Botox results aren’t immediately visible, but don’t worry, you’ll see them in just a few days. Typically results appear within 3-7 days. You’ll maintain your youthful look for about 4-6 months (some muscles recover faster than others). Retreatment every few months is possible if you love the new look (and we’re certain you will).
Am I a Good Candidate for Botox?
Most patients are good candidates for Botox. Talk with us about your desires and medical history and we can help you decide if Botox is right for you.
Choosing the Right Botox Injector
The most important decision you’ll make as you prepare for your 1st Botox treatment is the injector you choose. Botox is very effective, but for the natural and flawless results you want, you’ll need a skilled practitioner. Both Dr. Michelle Abadir and Dr. Dale Abadir are highly skilled in the application of Botox with each having 20 years of experience using it. They can also recommend dermal fillers, other FDA approved botulinum toxin type A products such as Dysport and Xeomin and cosmetic treatments if needed.
Come try Botox and see the results for yourself. Call us today and schedule your appointment.