What is Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetic is a popular choice for wrinkle treatment in Modesto. Botox® injections are used to temporarily paralyze the muscles under the skin that cause facial wrinkles, especially frown lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead. Botox® wrinkle treatment can help you look younger and more relaxed without surgery.
Botox® contains purified protein that is administered in a simple, nonsurgical procedure. The injections temporarily smooth the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows.
Benefits of Botox®
The wrinkle-reducing effects of Botox® injections are not permanent. 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 four months. Individual results may vary.
Botox® Cosmetic is indicated for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in adults from 18 to 65 years of age.
Botox® will not affect your ability to laugh, smile or otherwise use facial expressions.
How Does Botox® 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.
What to Expect from Botox®
A Botox® treatment is a simple, 10 minute procedure that consists of a few tiny injections. The doctor or registered nurse decide exactly where to administer Botox® for best results.
Most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. Overall, the discomfort is minimal and temporary, but your doctor may choose to numb the injected area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream before the actual treatment. Often your provider will ice the area to be injected to numb it prior to the injection.
Botox® Cosmetic is contraindicated in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s). Patients with neurological disorders such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
Botox® is injected into the muscles under the skin with thin needles, causing the muscles that cause wrinkles and frown lines to become temporarily paralyzed. The injection process only takes about 10 minutes, and most patients do not need anesthesia, although a topical anesthetic can be applied, if desired.
After the Botox® Treatment
Most patients go right back to work or continue their activities immediately after the procedure.
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 four months. Individual results may vary.
The most common side effects are headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea. Less frequently occurring (<3%) adverse reactions include pain in the face, erythema at the injection site, and muscle weakness.
How Much Does Botox® Cost in Modesto, CA?
Botox® is quite affordable. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Botox® is one of the least costly facial aesthetics procedures in the United States. We provide a cost after your consultation. For your convenience, payment can be made by cash, checks, major credit cards and financing through Med Loan Finance and CareCredit®.
Have you tried Botox®, or are you looking for a new home for your Botox® treatments? We invite you to learn more about Skinfinite Solutions Medical Spa and Laser Center. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.
*Individual results may vary.