Treatment Time: 30 Minutes
Longevity: Up to 3-6 Months
Recovery Time: NoneBOTOX® is a naturally occurring substance that helps to diminish the look of wrinkles and fine lines on your face and neck. BOTOX® is a muscle relaxer! Patients often use BOTOX® for problem areas in the forehead. BOTOX® also can be used to treat the upper eyelids, neck, and the brow area.
The amount of BOTOX® needed is dependent on the number of units which is determined and advised by the Doctor. A unit is a measurement used to determine the amount of BOTOX® given. Some services require as little as 5 units of BOTOX® while others may require 50 units.
What Is BOTOX® Used For?
BOTOX® has become known for helping to stop excessive sweating. It is typically injected under the arms, actually blocking the message from sweat glands to secrete sweat. These injections have been shown to decrease sweating by 85%.
BOTOX® also helps with migraines and was found to cause a 30-50% reduction in how many headaches you have.
BOTOX® injections can also slim the appearance of a “square face” by injecting in the Masseter Muscle (the muscle around the jawline). The BOTOX® will relax and give the face a narrower appearance. This is great for patients who tend to clench and grind their teeth.
Does BOTOX® Hurt?
Most people report no pain at all with BOTOX® injections. There is no numbing medicine administered for these injections because none is needed. The needle used for BOTOX® is much thinner than the average needle such as those used to draw blood. BOTOX® is one of the safest cosmetic treatments available.
Common Area Treated by BOTOX®?
- Crow’s Feet (around the eyes)
- Forehead Lines
- Frown Line (between the eyebrows)
- Hyperhidrosis- Excessive sweating under the arms. Usually requires around 100 Units)
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (Jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and clicking and locking of the jaw joint are some of the symptoms)
- The Gummy Smile
- Lip Flip
Who can get BOTOX®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic can successfully treat dynamic wrinkles for both men and women. Anyone frustrated by the early signs of aging may make a good candidate for the noninvasive treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic is safe for all skin types and ethnicities.
How Long Will My Results Last?
While you may notice some benefits from a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment after just a few days, the full effects will take two to three weeks to be appreciated. These results will last for three to six months depending on the patient. After this time, additional procedures will be necessary to maintain the results.