BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment
BOTOX® injections are the most popular of cosmetic treatments, helping fight wrinkles and rejuvenate appearances by smoothing out lines on the face. We also recognize the benefits of BOTOX® to treat more than cosmetic concerns, but also common problems such as migraines and facial pain. Mid America Oral Surgery & Implant Center performs BOTOX® injections during office visits following a patient consultation.
What is Botulinum toxin type A?
BOTOX® (Botulinum toxin type A) is an injectable neurotoxin. It is mainly used to smooth wrinkles that form because of natural facial movements like frowning, squinting, and smiling. Treatment works by blocking nerve impulses to muscles, causing them to relax. As a result, your expressions soften and the wrinkles are greatly diminished.
What Wrinkles can Cosmetic BOTOX® Injections Treat?
BOTOX® injections can help adults improve his or her appearance, giving a more youthful, less concerned look that wrinkles tend to manifest. Patients look more refreshed and pleasant following treatments to smooth out those troubling wrinkles. The most commonly treated areas are where the muscles are most active, such as:
- Frown lines
- Wrinkles around the eyes, such as Crow’s Feet
- Forehead creases
- Corners of the mouth
- Chin (“golf ball” or “cobblestone” appearance)
What Should I Expect During BOTOX® Treatment?
BOTOX® injections are non-surgical and are completed during an office visit. You will initially consult with our staff to discuss your concerns and goals. We will evaluate the areas of concern and review medical history. All risks and benefits of any possible BOTOX® treatments will be discussed in detail with you. It is our goal to ensure our patients understand all procedures they undergo at our office. You will need to fully disclose your medical history, including all allergies, to ensure your safety and results.
After cosmetic BOTOX® injections are agreed upon, you may proceed with the treatment that day. The areas will be cleaned and a topical anesthetic to numb the area prior to injection may be given.
This is not typically necessary, as the needles are very thin and injections are not very deep. Your provider will then proceed with injecting the appropriate amount of the BOTOX® solution in the specific points of concern. Most patients experience a pinching feeling during the treatment.
What Should I Expect After a BOTOX® Cosmetic Injection?
All patients react differently when receiving cosmetic BOTOX® treatments. Some patients experience mild redness or swelling, but this is temporary and will go away over the days following treatment. You may go back to your normal activities right after treatment, but take notice of any symptoms you experience that seem to hinder your routine and contact your provider.
You need to know that you will not see results immediately, this is expected. Depending on the patient and areas treated, final results are typically achieved 3-7 days after treatment.
You need to know that you will not see results from cosmetic BOTOX® injections immediately. This is expected. Depending on the patient and areas treated, final results from BOTOX® cosmetic injections are typically achieved 3-7 days after treatment.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The effects of BOTOX® injections will vary depending on the patient and treated areas, but results are typically expected to last up to 6 months. To maintain the results you are happy with, simple repeat treatments can be scheduled. Each visit will give your provider the chance to readdress your concerns and optimize your results.
Interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections?
For more information about whether Botox treatment is right for you, and to schedule a Cosmetic Consultation, please call our office and ask to speak with Shelby.