Botox Information / FAQ

BOTOX® Cosmetic

You want to look younger. The signs of aging have been bothering you lately. They’re making you look tired or angry. You see yourself looking older than you feel, but you don’t want surgery or any long recovery period.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical treatment that can temporarily smooth facial lines, giving skin a smooth, rested and more youthful appearance.

It temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases and crow’s feet around the eyes.

 Botox treatment only takes a few minutes and a noticeable difference is seen within days. The effects can last for up to four months.

How Does It Work?

BOTOX® Cosmetic(is a purified protein produced by the clostridium botulism bacterium which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause many facial lines to form).

 Relaxing specific muscles allows lines of expression to soften, giving the skin a smooth appearance within a week. Because specific muscles are targeted, desired facial expressions are unaffected. Skin sensation also remains unchanged.

Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?

By targeting specific muscles with appropriate doses of BOTOX®Cosmetic, only unwanted negative expressions should be affected. The muscle activity that causes facial lines is simply reduced. A BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment should not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work done”.

Who should administer BOTOX® Cosmetic?

While many physicians’ offices offer BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, many are actually performed by a Nurse .

Frequently Asked Questions

Q= When will I see results?

A= The effects start to become noticeable within a couple of days, usual results are seen within 5- 10 days. 

Q= How long does the treatment take?

A=The consultation is 15 min to answer your questions, and the botox injection typically  take 10 -15 min, so your initial appointment would be 30 min including consultation.

Q=Is it painful?

A=With the injections, you will feel a "pin prick" , (depending on your pain tolerance, some people feel minimal pain to no pain at all).

Q= Will I get bruising?

A= Typically bruising is not expected or is minimal with Botox injections(although you should not take any ASA, blood thinning medications, including natural blood thinners, or drink alcohol the day before or day of treatment).

Q= How long will the results last?

A=Results vary but usually 3 to 4 months.

Q=Can return to work after my Botox treatment?

A= You will be able to return to work immediately after your treatment .

Q=What are my post treatment instructions?

A= You need to remain vertical for 3 hours post treatment, no hot showers or saunas, no massaging your face for 24 hours ,no strenuous activity for 24 hours post treatment.

Q=How much does botox cost?

A=Please see the home page for approximate costs.

Q=Can men get botox too?

A=Absolutely, men can benefit from botox as well.

Q=Do men have to pay more for botox?

A=Yes , typically as men have more muscle mass than women.

Which areas are most commonly treated?

Although dozens of areas can be treated, BOTOX® Cosmetic is most often used to treat;

frown lines( between the eyebrows) 

crow’s feet( around the eyes )

horizontal forehead lines

brow lift (for drooping eyebrows)

peri-oral lines("smoker's lines")

drooping smiles

Additional areas that are treated are;

lip flip

gummy smiles

droopy nose 

masseter (jaw slimming)

In just days, a simple BOTOX® Cosmetic injection can begin to eliminate unappealing lines! Start looking as young as you feel.

BOTOX is available in over 70 countries around the world, who have experienced the remarkable rejuvenating effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic, from producer Allergan, Inc.

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