Before getting Botox for the first time, you’ll meet with one of our specialists for a consultation appointment. At your consultation appointment, you’ll be asked to share the details of your medical history, to ensure Botox is a safe treatment option for you.
Our specialists will also answer any questions you may have regarding the treatment, and discuss which areas of the face you wish to have treated. At the end of the consultation appointment, you’ll have a clear understanding of the amount of Botox you will be getting, and where you will be getting it.
Your first Botox appointment will likely be quick and easy. Typically, the entire treatment is completed in 20 minutes or less. Here’s a detailed list of what to expect from beginning to end of the treatment:
Botox requires no initial downtime or recovery period. Meaning, you’ll be able to resume most of your normal activities immediately after your treatment. You should begin to notice results in the first week following treatment.
After your Botox appointment, your specialist will give you aftercare instructions to make sure you do not cause any unintended damage or side effects. In rare cases, the Botox can migrate to other muscles in the body. To avoid this possibility, follow these guidelines:
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® is a popular cosmetic treatment, approved by the FDA, that can temporarily improve moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles. It is most commonly used to reduce wrinkles between the brows, forehead, and crows feet. When BOTOX® is injected, it temporarily reduces muscle activity by blocking the nerve impulses to muscles, which results in giving you a more youthful look.*.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic soften facial wrinkles?
When BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the surface muscles of the face, it relaxes these muscles and prevents wrinkles from being formed by squinting, frowning, and raising of eyebrows.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is ideal for treating the skin between the eyebrows, the lines of the forehead, and the crow’s feet area around the eyes.
Where is BOTOX® Cosmetic injected?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is used on the face, primarily around the eyes and forehead. In certain cases, BOTOX® Cosmetic may also be used for the middle and lower portions of the face.
BOTOX® Cosmetic only relaxes the overactive facial muscles that cause wrinkles, leaving your skin with unaltered sensation in all treated areas. Muscles that are not treated are not affected, leaving associated facial expressions intact.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected with a tiny needle into the muscle that creates the wrinkle. When BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected, it blocks the nerve impulse from reaching that area; as a result, the muscle weakens. As the muscle weakens, the skin overlying the muscle relaxes and the wrinkles in the skin gradually soften and disappear.
How long does it take to recover from BOTOX® Cosmetic injections?
]There is virtually no downtime associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Many patients come in for a treatment and then go right back to work or to their other daily activities.