Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into the muscles of the face, including the forehead, around the eyes, between the eyebrows, around the mouth, and in the neck to improve wrinkles, frown lines, and neck bands, to achieve a smoother more relaxed and youthful appearance. Specifically, when injected with an artistic eye and an understanding of facial anatomy, Botox can be used creatively to lift the brow and open the eyes, rejuvenate the mouth and lips, and shape the contours of the face. Botox injections to the face are often combined simultaneously with soft tissue fillers to provide total non-surgical rejuvenation. Experience is paramount for natural, long lasting results. Our Nurse Injectors are among the most experienced in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
Before & After Results
Do Botox injections hurt?
Some patients report that being injected with Botox feels like a pinch. Ice may be used to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, a topical numbing cream may be applied before administering your treatment.
When will you see the results?
You will begin to notice results 3-5 days following your injections.
How long will it last?
Botox generally lasts between 3-4 months, enabling patients to control the extent of their treatments. Wrinkles will gradually appear as the effect of the Botox wears off.
Will I bruise?
Bruising after Botox injections happen less than 20% of the time. The herb Arnica Montana taken either before or immediately after injection and avoiding aspirin and blood thinning supplements such as fish oil prior to your procedure will also reduce your chances in bruising.
How long is the recovery time after treatment?
After your treatment, you can resume your day. We ask that you do not exercise or lie flat for 4 hours following your treatment and do not rub or massage the injection site.
Besides the lines on my forehead, where else can Botox be used?
Botox can be used on far more than those frown lines. It can also treat:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead Lines
- Lip creases
- Marionette lines
- Smile lines
It can also be used to lift the brow, elevate the corners of the mouth, soften the chin, improve the appearance of facial scars, and even rejuvenate the appearance of the neck.