BOTOX injections are a safe, time-tested, non-surgical method that has been used for over 17 years to provide patients with relief from unsightly crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles that can appear on the face.
What Is BOTOX?
First developed for cosmetic use by Drs. Jean and Alastair Carruthers, BOTOX injections are simple, fast, and effective when administered by a trained professional injectionist.
Also known as onabotulinumtoxinA, BOTOX is a sterile drug created from purified bacterium Clostridium botulinum in an FDA-approved laboratory. When used by medical experts in small doses for cosmetic procedures, there is absolutely no risk of the patient contracting botulism from BOTOX injections.
How BOTOX Works
BOTOX works by blocking the chemical signals to the nerves just below the skin. The skin then relaxes and smooths out naturally, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive creasing in the skin.
It’s important to understand that when properly administered, BOTOX does not impact facial expressions such as smiling and frowning. The overall goal of BOTOX injections is to help soften the creases in the skin while maintaining a natural, healthy look and feel.
BOTOX is used to treat a variety of locations on the face and neck, including:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Wrinkles on the forehead
- Crows’ Feet (fine wrinkles on the outer edges of the eyes)
- Creases above the cheekbones
What To Expect During A BOTOX Injection Treatment
BOTOX treatments take approximately 10 minutes, and are available at all three of our Southern Vein & Laser Center locations.
Prior to your first BOTOX injection treatment, we will perform a complete facial analysis and personalized consultation. We will discuss treatment goals and choose the best injection sites. We’ll then apply a gentle topical numbing cream to the treatment areas to help minimize any discomfort.
Once the numbing cream has taken effect, we will use a very fine sterile needle to inject tiny amounts of BOTOX into locations on your face and/or neck. Most patients report that these injections are comfortable and very well tolerated, however, as with any needle you might experience mild, temporary discomfort.
Following the treatment, you may notice some mild redness, swelling, and or bruising at the injection sites. These symptoms will disappear quickly, and you will be able to return to your normal activities immediately following your BOTOX injection treatment.
In just a few days patients report seeing a noticeable reduction in the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles – results that can last for up to 6 months.
After a number of months, the effects of the BOTOX injections will slowly wear off – that’s why most of our patients choose to return for regular booster treatments.
For More Information
Dr. Ambrozic has used BOTOX injections in his practice for years, providing patients a fast, non-surgical way to a more youthful, vibrant appearance. To learn more about our BOTOX injections, call or email us today to schedule your free consultation.