BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines. It is a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form. FACE believes in relaxing the muscle and not “freezing” it, as we believe a natural look and some movement is most beautiful.
Q: Does BOTOX® hurt?
A: The level of pain associated with this procedure is minimal, due to the thinness of the needle used for injections. Some may describe it as being similar to a bee sting, while others feel nothing at all. If necessary, a topical numbing cream can be applied to lessen any discomfort.
Q: How long does BOTOX® last?
A: Typically, BOTOX® lasts for approximately 3-6 months.
Q: How long before I can expect to see results?
A: Results can occur as soon as 2-3 days, however, most patients will notice changes by 7 days.
Q: Which areas on the face can BOTOX® be injected?
A: BOTOX can be injected in between the eyebrows (known as the 1s, 11s, or 111s), the forehead and the crow’s feet. In the industry, it can also be used off-label around the mouth area. Recently, Botox has received FDA approval for migraines. Another, none cosmetic use of Botox is for Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating).
Q: What are common side effects of BOTOX®?
A: Typical side effects include temporary swelling, soreness, and redness (which all usually resolve within minutes) at the injection site, and headache within 24 hours following treatment.
Q: Is it safe?
A: Yes. BOTOX® is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in treating a number of conditions, from frown lines to severe sweating. That means it has been through tests that prove that it is reasonably safe when used correctly.
Q: What are the recommended pre and post treatment instructions?
A: We recommend you not take any blood thinners approximately 48 hours prior to treatment to avoid bruising. Post-treatment, we suggest you to avoid exercising the day of treatment.
Q: Do you participate in Brilliant Distinctions® Consumer Loyalty Program?
A: Yes. Not only do we do participate this program, our clients earn additional savings through our Botox Access Pass. Even though our prices are competitive, the price should not be the main factor when choosing a medical practice for your BOTOX® treatment. Other factors include experience, natural-looking results, fresh and full-strength product, as well as a team of Skin Management Experts™ to analyze other factors contributing to your lines and wrinkles. We encourage you to come in for a complimentary consultation. Please call FACE at (248) 663-0161 to schedule your appointment!