General Info

Description

Botox is an FDA approved cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. It has been studied and used extensively and safely in the medical field for over thirty years. As we age our skin naturally forms and retains fine lines, wrinkles and folds. Botox can improve these wrinkles and lines and restore a more youthful, fresh appearance. Treatments are quick, noninvasive, and the aesthetic results are excellent!

Candidates

You may be a candidate for BOTOX® treatment if you are dissatisfied with facial wrinkles associated with facial muscle action, brow heaviness, the appearance of tiredness or fatigue or negative facial expressions that are inconsistent with your intent

Procedure

BOTOX® is a member of the ‘wrinkle relaxer’ class of injectable facial treatments. Wrinkle relaxers block the nerve impulses that enable the muscle contractions responsible for creating expression lines on the face. Wrinkle relaxers can smooth existing lines and may prevent expression lines from forming. With treatment over time, existing lines may disappear.

Short Description

GOALSWrinkle relaxer, diminishes ‘active’ wrinkles, facial shaping.

ANESTHESIANone or topical anesthesia.

LENGTH OF PROCEDURE15-30 minutes

AFTER PROCEDUREMinor redness that typically improves in under 30 minutes

RECOVERYResume normal activities immediately

FAQ
Q: How does Botox help wrinkles?
A: Botox acts as an inhibitor of muscle activity that reduces the dynamic wrinkles that are associated with facial expressions that deepen and become permanent as we age.
Q: Who will do my injections of Botox?
A: Dr. Wallace Webster will consult with you AND perform the injections.
Q: What areas are commonly treated with Botox?
A: Botox is most commonly used to treat the glabella (frown lines between the eyebrows), forehead creases, and crow’s feet (the lines at the corner of the eyes).
Q: How long does it take for Botox to work?
A: The effects of the Botox are first seen 3-5 days after injection. The wrinkles will flatten out or soften, if they are deep. It may take up to two weeks to see the maximal effects of your Botox Cosmetic Treatment.
Q: How long do the results of Botox last?
A: Botox is not a permanent treatment. Most patients experience 3-4 months of correction while some will experience results up to 6 months. Length of effect increases with repeat treatments over time.
Q: Can I use Botox as a way to prevent wrinkles?
A: Yes. In certain patients who are prone to develop dynamic facial wrinkles, Botox can be used to prevent formation of those types of wrinkles. This is especially true for patients with thin skin. If treatment is started when fine lines are first noted, it will prevent the development of deeper wrinkles.
Q: I want Botox but I am afraid I will lose my expression.
A: Botox when implemented properly by a facial plastic surgeon should NOT get rid of your important facial expressions. The goal of Botox treatment is to obtain a natural looking improvement without a “frozen” look.
Q: How long does the injection take?
A: Botox injections are always performed by Dr. Webster in the office and it takes between five and fifteen minutes to complete. Patients may return to their normal activities immediately.
Q: Are there any side effects?
A: There are no serious side effects associated with the use of Botox with the doses that are employed. Side effects can occur if Botox migrates from the injections sites. For this reason it is wise to avoid massaging the area for 12 hours after the injection. Possible effects include a limited droop of the eyebrow or upper eyelid when injected near the eye. If this occurs it is fortunately temporary. There have been no allergic, anaphylactic or systemic reactions associated with Botox at the dosages we utilize. Pregnant women and patients with degenerative neuromuscular diseases should not be treated with Botox.
Q: Can Botox treat excessive sweating?
A: Yes. Botox is proven to control or eliminate excessive sweating. Patients often have results from treatments that last 12 months.
Q: Can Botox treat migraines?
A: Yes. Botox has been effective in migraine prevention and treatment.