Frequently Asked Questions about Botox

How does Botox Work?
BOTOX is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of the moderate-to-severe frown lines and wrinkles. . It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.

What areas are treated with Botox?
The most common areas include: crows feet, the “11 lines” between the brows, forehead wrinkles and “bunny lines” on the side of the nose.

How many units does the average client receive per visit?
On average, we administer 32-48 units of Botox per visit.

Do you offer free consultations?
Yes, we offer free consultations. If you decide at the time of the consultation that you would like to go ahead with the services, then we can provide those at the same visit.

What type of payment do you accept?
Payment is due at the time of service. For your convenience we accept cash and all major credit cards. We are also members of Brilliant Distinctions.

How long does Botox last?
Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Your own results may vary – be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about what you can expect and when to schedule your next appointment.

Is Botox safe?
Botox injections are relatively safe when performed by an experienced doctor. The most common side effects include swelling or bruising at the injection site, headache or flu-like symptoms.

Much like any cosmetic treatment, it’s important to consult with your doctor before deciding on Botox.

Can Botox be personalized to my needs?
Absolutely, our physicians customize the injections to your individual face, taking into account factors such as which facial muscles you use the most, your facial muscle balance from side to side, and the look you want.

What should I do to prepare for my appointment?
First, you want to find out if you are a candidate for Botox. Women who are pregnant or who hope to become pregnant, who are breast-feeding, and people who are taking certain antibiotics, have neuromuscular disorders or an allergy to BOTOX – should not have injections. Be prepared to provide our physicians with a list of medications and allergies upon arrival to your appointment.

We recommend that you avoid any medications that can prolong bleeding, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), for at least a week prior to receiving Botox in order to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site. Please always check with your primary physician to see if discontinuing any medication is appropriate.

How long will the procedure take?
The procedure takes approximately 15-30 minutes.

What should I expect after the treatment?
The most common side effects include: mild tenderness, redness, swelling at the injection site and bruising

Are there any restrictions post treatment?
You should avoid the following for at least 24 hours after treatment:
– Strenuous exercise
– Consumption of alcoholic beverages
– Extended exposure to sun or heat

 

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