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What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to -severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).
BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by a healthcare professional as 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 between the brows. Individual results may vary.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of the “11s,” the moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.
When will I see results from my BOTOX® treatment?
Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last for up to 4 months. Individual results may vary.
How long does BOTOX® last?
Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Your own results may vary. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about what you can expect and when to schedule your next appointment.
Is treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injection, your physician or nurse may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Most patients are in and out of the physicians office without downtime following BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.
Ideal Candidates for BOTOX®
Botox is an excellent cosmetic treatment for those who want to rejuvenate their facial features without the need for a highly invasive surgical procedure. Before undergoing this cosmetic treatment, it is essential for you to schedule a consultation. It is important that you are in good physical health and have realistic expectations. We’ll talk to you about your medical history and assess your skin to find out if you’re a good candidate for the Botox treatment.
How Much Does BOTOX® Cost?
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to cosmetic surgery. Every treatment is customized to fit the needs of each individual patient. Because of this, the cost of a Botox treatment will vary from patient to patient. Pricing for Botox starts at $13/unit and the price you’ll pay depends on the number of units necessary to achieve your ideal look. We also provide financing options to help make payments more affordable.
BOTOX® COSMETIC PRE AND POST INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE RECEIVING A BOTOX® TREATMENT
Avoid medications that inhibit clotting such as vitamin E, aspirin, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for seven days prior to treatment.
You should not receive Botox if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
DURING A BOTOX® TREATMENT
You will feel multiple small needle injections and a slight stinging sensation, which will last about 3-5 seconds and can leave what look like mosquito bites for a few hours after the treatment.
AFTER RECEIVING A BOTOX® TREATMENT
Remain upright for 4 hours after treatment. This will prevent the product from tracking down into the orbit of your eye causing droopy eyelid.
Do not massage treated area for 4 hours.
Do not drink alcohol for 12-24 hours to minimize bruising.
Do not use clarisonic brush or sonic cleansing brush for 24 hours.
Do not do yoga or other exercise that would require bending or laying down for 4 hours.
Do not exercise or participate in strenuous activity for 24 hours after treatment.
Do not take Aspirin or Ibuprofen for 24 hours; you may take Tylenol for headache.
Mild bruising can be normal.
Do not receive facial/laser treatments or microdermabrasion for at least 5 days after treatment.
The full effect of Botox will be seen in 2 weeks; although some patients see results within a few days. Please schedule a two-week follow up appointment.
Contact Our Office
Ona Skincare is dedicated to providing you with stunning results that you can carry with confidence. If you’re interested in learning more about Botox, contact our office to schedule your consultation today.