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Botox®(opens in a new tab) is an injectable neuromodulator, made up of a protein called botulinum toxin-A. These products work by inhibiting the activity of muscles that cause facial animation. Over time, habitual facial animations result in lines in the upper portion of your face such as frown lines, crow’s feet and horizontal forehead lines. The goal of treatment is to soften facial expression, not to freeze your face.
Neuromodulators can soften or erase:
Neuromodulator injection treatments for the majority of patients are safe, quick, require no recovery time, and have minimal side effects. Results become visible in about 72 hours, with maximum results achieved in 1-2 weeks. Muscle relaxation lasts for approximately 3-4 months after injection. Maximum results are achieved by maintaining repeated and timely neuromodulator treatments in combination with proper skincare. Botox requires little to no recovery time.
Botox® is recommended for men and women who want to prevent or treat wrinkles between the eyes, across the forehead and at the corners of the eyes. If you have a history of adverse reactions to Botox® or other neuromodulators, please let our doctors know so that we can recommend alternative injectable products.
Botox® is pre-loaded in a sterile syringe and injected into the muscle by one of our board-certified dermatologists. We use the tiniest needles to ensure the most comfortable experience for our patients. Multiple injections are made into the appropriate muscles that are causing wrinkles. Most patients find the procedure tolerable, but we can numb the area prior to the injections if you are particularly sensitive to needles and injections. The entire procedure will take 15 to 30 minutes.
You may experience mild redness, localized swelling or slight tenderness at the injection site after Botox® injections, but no downtime is expected.
The anti-aging benefits a Botox® injection treatment will last three to four months, but this does vary from patient to patient. Treatment to highly active muscles may wear off more quickly. Maximum results are achieved by maintaining repeated and timely Botox® injections in combination with proper skin care.
Contact us to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Nicholas Guido.