Botox for cosmetic applications has been used successfully in the field on cosmetic enhancement and facial rejuvenation. You can shave years from your face in a procedure that takes a matter of minutes, unlike cosmetic surgery, which will take a greater amount of time.
What is Botox Cosmetic?
Botox is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults. Its derived from sources that exist in nature, containing tiny amounts of a highly-purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.
Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, which means that one product cannot take the place of another. Those are a few reasons why there is no such thing as a “generic” form of Botox Cosmetic. There have been no studies to support that other products are Unit-to-Unit equivalent to Botox.
Botox Injection improves the following:
- Softening frown lines, glabeller wrinkles and crow’s feet
- Lifting the brow and opening the eyes
- Smoothing the bags underneath the eyes
- Relaxing drooping cords in the neck (turkey neck)
- Migraine Headaches
Botox for Migraines
Botox has also been used for the treatment of Migraine Headaches. Patients have described great relief from their migraines after receiving Botox injections.
Botox targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. After injecting these muscles with Botox, muscle activity will be reduced temporarily. You will notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
Is Botox safe?
Yes, Botox is safe and virtually non-invasive. This wrinkle treatment is at the forefront of the ever-evolving field of non-surgical aesthetic enhancements. It is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. The Botox treatment has a record of experience that aesthetic specialists know and trust. The safety and efficacy of Botox have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
Botox Side Effects
- Bruising or Swelling
- Muscle weakness near the injection site
How long do Botox results last?
Botox results are described as giving one a relaxed and youthful appearance. The results last approximately 3-4 months, but with reapplication the results begin to last longer.
What about the cost?
The cost of treatment not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the healthcare professional who is administering your treatment. This treatment is technique-sensitive. Our Nurse Practitioner, Renee, has over 20 years of experience with Botox and is a national trainer. Be wary of discount products or “cheap” Botox Cosmetic—if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Schedule a consultation
For more information about Botox, call (775) 826-4477 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Dahan proudly serves Reno NV and surrounding areas!
Renee J Hinojosa, our new Cosmetic Nurse Practitioner, is here to help you with all of your Botox and dermal filler needs! Learn more about her here.
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