What is BOTOX?
Botox is an FDA approved, non-surgical, cosmetic treatment for wrinkles and fine lines within the forehead and eye area.
Botox is used mainly for one’s forehead area, as well as between the brows and areas that surround the eyes. However, it is not uncommon that Botox is used to treat other areas of the face, such as around the mouth to handle those pronounced lines (typically referred to as smile lines), along with lines that run along the bridge of the nose. Our Phoenix Botox injections are easy, quick, convenient and very effective, and demand absolutely no downtime.
How Does BOTOX Work?
BOTOX was created to target the underlying cause of fine lines and wrinkles – constant facial motions. When you squint, frown, or crease your forehead while concentrating, smile, or other facial expressions, the facial muscles contract, eventually creating deeply-etched wrinkles, lines and creases. BOTOX is injected into specific muscle strands, so they smooth and relax.
Am I a Good Candidate for BOTOX?
BOTOX is FDA-approved as a safe and effective treatment for those who are looking to reduce fine lines on the forehead and to smooth crow’s feet. It can also be effective in smoothing deep smile lines around the mouth. The best candidates are physically healthy and are at least 18 years of age.
How Much BOTOX Will I Need?
There is not a one-size-fits-all answer for how much BOTOX or how many treatments you will need. Your Scottsdale BOTOX treatment plan will be customized to match your individual needs. The quantity of BOTOX, the areas to be injected, and the frequency of treatments are determined on an individual basis. Factors that play a role in how much BOTOX is needed include:
- Your goals for facial smoothing
- The depth of the lines and creases
- Your individual metabolism and absorption rate
What is the Recovery Time?
BOTOX injections are non-invasive and require no downtime. Once your treatment is concluded, you can return to your normal activities. Many have said BOTOX injections are the perfect lunchtime treatment as you can be in and out within the hour.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it Hurt?
BOTOX injections must be performed by an experienced aesthetician injector – a point of critical importance in achieving a beautiful, natural result. The injections are made with a very fine gauge needle, carefully placed in the correct muscles, in the right quantity. Every person has a different tolerance for pain, but most patients do not consider BOTOX injections to be overly painful, simply the sensation of a pinch. If you are concerned, a topical numbing cream can be applied to ensure your comfort during treatment.
How Long Does BOTOX Last?
A BOTOX treatment can last in the range of four to six months. Each person’s results can vary, but a good skincare routine can help keep your facial skin supple, firm and smooth after you have BOTOX injections.
When Will I See the Results of My BOTOX Treatment?
BOTOX results vary from patient to patient. For most, the results of a BOTOX treatment take a few days to appear, with optimal results achieved in about two weeks.
Can I Get BOTOX Treatments While Pregnant or Breastfeeding?
BOTOX treatments are targeted to a specific area, and the effects are localized. However, the botulinum toxin could spread to other areas of the body. Out of an abundance of caution, it is not recommended to receive any BOTOX treatments while you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What are the Common Side Effects with a BOTOX Treatment?
BOTOX injections are considered safe for smoothing wrinkles, creases and fine lines on the face. Possible side effects can include slight pain, redness, or minor swelling at the injection site, which quickly fades.
Why Choose Dr. Albert Andres for your BOTOX Treatments?
Where to choose to go for BOTOX treatments could not be more important. Dr. Lewis Albert Andres is recognized as being among the finest plastic surgeons practicing in Arizona, is board-certified, and has advanced training in non-surgical aesthetic treatments for face and body. He and his staff have earned a reputation for dedication, honesty, and superior results. When you visit Andres Plastic Surgery, you will be greeted by a warm and friendly staff that will be committed to ensuring your satisfaction with your BOTOX in Phoenix and Scottsdale.