Botox is THE most popular non-surgical facial treatment.
There is a good reason why Botox is the most popular aesthetic facial treatment year after year. This product just works! In the hands of an experienced injector, results are natural, reproducible and predictable. Further, the potential downsides to Botox treatment are mild and infrequent. Results take three to four days to become visible. Botox works by binding to motor nerve endings and preventing muscle movement for a period of three to four months. The results look very natural as long as a reasonable amount of product is placed in the correct facial muscles.
Botox can be used to treat a variety of issues.
- Lines and wrinkles caused by excessive muscle movement in the face
- Softening of 11s/ frown lines, horizontal forehead lines, Crow’s feet, vertical lip lines
- Shaping and lifting of the eyebrows
- Lifting of the “sad” droopy corners of the mouth
- Slimming of the lower face in people with thickened masseter muscles
- Reduction of excessive armpit and hand sweating
- Treatment of severe migraine that doesn’t respond to other medication
Complications are typically mild and infrequent.
Botox complications are related to placement of the product in the wrong muscle or diffusion of Botox into a muscle that one did not intend to treat. For this reason, complications are uncommon in the hands of an experienced physician injector. The most common side effect of Botox use is a small bruise right at the injection site. This typically is a pinpoint size and resolves within 2-3 days and can be covered with makeup immediately. Treatment of the upper face can also result in drooping of the eyebrows or rarely drooping of an eyelid. The eyebrow droop can be corrected, in most cases, with a small amount of Botox placed beneath the eyebrow. An eyelid droop can be remedied with prescription eye drops until it resolves on its own. Some people can also experience a headache when Botox is placed within the upper face but this resolves within several hours and can be treated with Tylenol. Lastly, while allergy to Botox is discussed this is not something I have witnessed during the course of performing over 5000 Botox treatments.
Who should you see for further information?
Botox injectors are, for better or worse, more dense than kudzu these days. The draw to supplement income or build a cash pay practice is huge. As a result, many inexperienced or poorly trained injectors have stepped into this field of late. When it comes to your face, you deserve only the best. This is typically a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. Ideally, you should seek an injector like myself that is not only a board certified core physician but also a trainer for Allergan, the company that makes Botox. I’ve trained dozens of injectors in the Denver area as well as Florida, Michigan and Oklahoma.
It would be my pleasure to meet with you and discuss more specifically what Botox can do for you. You can also call my office (303) 792-2224 to discuss with one of my staff at your covenience. I hope this information is helpful for you.