Botox is a popular injectable treatment used to smooth away a variety of wrinkles. It is typically employed to get rid of embarrassing crow’s feet, glabellar lines, and horizontal forehead wrinkles. However, it can also address other facial wrinkles, including chin dimpling… Read More
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Wrinkle Reduction with Botox
Botox is used for the nonsurgical reduction of frown lines, forehead lines, and the lines at the corner of the eyes. The injection takes five minutes in the office with no scars, no anesthesia, and little to no downtime (for most patients). Botulinum toxin injection has become a common medical procedure. In 2004, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reported that 2,837,346 men and women in the United States were injected and that it was the most frequently performed cosmetic procedure in the US.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been available since 2002 for the treatment of the wrinkles between the eyebrow. It has an outstanding safety record when injected by a qualified and experienced physician like Dr. Compton. Successful treatment should not result in an abnormal appearance.
You should be able to frown, smile, or look surprised, but without wrinkles and creases between your brows. The effects are subtle and will not dramatically change your face as if you ‘had work done.’
Ideal Candidates for Botox
Healthy individuals above 18 years old are ideal candidates for Botox treatment. Candidates must have realistic goals with regard to treating their wrinkles. Patients who are not pregnant or nursing are excellent candidates for Botox treatment.
Your Botox Consultation
During your Botox consultation, we will discuss your concerns about wrinkles and the different methods you have tried to treat the issue. Tell us about your goals for treatment. We will examine the extent of your wrinkles and evaluate your medical history.
If you decide to have a Botox treatment, we will create the most ideal treatment plan to help solve your wrinkle problem. Do not hesitate to ask questions regarding the treatment process.
The Botox treatment usually takes around 15 minutes, depending on the treatment area. For most patients, Botox can be injected directly without the use of anesthesia. However, topical anesthesia might be applied in certain cases.
The Botox solution will be injected in small amounts in various treatment areas. The number of injections per area may vary based on the facial features and the severity of the wrinkles.
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After Your Botox Treatment
Botox treatment is performed with tiny needles in the office and causes minimal discomfort. You can resume your normal daily activities immediately. The results begin to appear gradually over the next 3-10 days and the improvement will last between 4-6 months. If you do not continue the treatments, the effect will wear off gradually. It is important that Botox not be injected more frequently than once every three months.
Botox works by relaxing the overactive muscles that cause wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. Weakening these muscles allows the overlying skin to unfurl and resume its flat, unwrinkled appearance. In some patients with long-standing deep wrinkles or with severe sun damage, the wrinkles will not disappear but only be softened. It is important to note that Botox is not appropriate for the treatment of all facial wrinkles, but Dr. Compton will guide you through this.
Your BOTOX will be performed by Dr. Andrew Compton at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital, West Bloomfield surgery center or in his office in Troy.
Some common side effects have been reported including headache, respiratory infection, flu-like symptoms, and nausea. Bruising at the injection site is not uncommon and the risk is elevated in patients on blood thinners like Aspirin, Coumadin, and Plavix. If bruising does occur, it is typically mild and resolves in 7- 10 days. Botox should not be used by patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Risks associated with this procedure can occur if too much toxin is injected or if it is injected incorrectly. For example, if it is injected into the wrong facial area, a person can end up with droopy eyelid muscles (ptosis) that could last for weeks. Although not considered surgery, the administration of botulinum toxin injection therapy is a medical procedure with risks that depend on the training and experience of the clinician, the clinical setting, and the technique used.
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How Much Does a Botox Treatment Cost?
The cost of the Botox treatment will vary depending on the treatment area and the severity of the lines and wrinkles. The number of units of Botox used during the treatment will impact the overall price of the procedure.
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