BOTOX has been used since 2002 to treat fine lines, facial creases and wrinkles. Botox helps to block signals from the nerves to the muscles. As a result, the muscle contraction is limited, which makes wrinkles relax and soften. It is typically used to treat wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet), forehead lines and and the vertical lines between the eyebrows (the 11’s). On occasion, Botox is also used for lip lines, wrinkles around the mouth or chin, and the platysmal bands of the neck.
Botox is often used in conjunction with injectable fillers, but should not be confused with fillers. Botox goes into the muscle to reduce movement that causes lines and wrinkles while dermal fillers restore lost volume to the face to correct lines and folds or enhance the lips and cheeks.
Botox FAQ: Common Questions About Botox Answered
If you have questions about Botox or other aesthetic treatments, a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon or nurse injector is the best solution to determine if Botox is the right solution for you. In the meantime, this Botox FAQ can help you get started.
Am I a good candidate Botox?
Botox, and its counterparts Dysport and Xeomin, are designed for individuals who have lines in the upper face from smiling, chewing, squinting and frowning. Applied as an injection, this treatment helps to reduce the signs of aging. You should never use Botox while you are pregnant or breastfeeding or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the injection. A board-certified plastic surgeon can help you determine if you are a good candidate during a consultation.
How does Botox work?
The entire process takes just a few minutes. Botox is applied using a fine needle, so it does not require any anesthesia nor does it produce much discomfort. Patients concerned with discomfort can have a topical anesthetic or ice applied to the area during treatment. The medication is injected into specific muscles, and it begins to take effect within three to seven days.
Is there any downtime?
Most people are able to go back to their normal activities immediately. Botox injections do not require any anesthesia, and there will generally be no downtime following the treatment. Following the procedure, avoid rubbing or massaging the treated section of your face. Otherwise, the medication may inadvertently migrate to other areas. Finally, as with any injection, there is always a chance for bruising to occur.
How long will my results last after Botox treatment?
Individual results vary, but Botox will normally last for three to four months. Over time, the muscle action will begin to return and wrinkles may start to appear again. When this happens, another round of Botox injections can be performed to relax the muscles again.
How much does Botox cost?
The actual cost of the Botox injections can vary depending on the training, expertise and experience of your provider. Other factors like the type of treatment, how much Botox is required to provide you with the results you’re looking for, after care and geographic location can also be a factor in the cost. It is better to choose a provider based on experience, training, certification and results rather than cost. Our providers can give you a quote during your consultation.
Where to Find Top Rated Botox Treatments in Las Vegas
Anson, Edwards and Higgins Plastic Surgery Associates offers Botox and dermal filler treatments for non-surgical facial anti-aging in addition to laser skin treatments, chemical peels, facial plastic surgery. general dermatology and skin care. Our providers are renowned board-certified plastic surgeons and nurse injectors who provide the best quality care with the best cosmetic results and have been awarded “Black Diamond” status from the makers of Botox indicating our position as one of the top practices in the United States.