Botox® is an extremely popular non-surgical treatment designed to relax wrinkles with a quick and easy injection session. Botox® has been on the market as a wrinkle treatment for over a decade, and is FDA-approved for non-surgical treatment of frown lines and crow’s feet. It is also commonly used for many other conditions including hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), gummy smiles, ‘bunny lines’ on the nose, and neck bands.
Botox® is known as a neuromodulator. This means that it works by blocking chemical signals from the brain that cause muscles and glands to function. This can have many benefits like preventing movements that cause wrinkles over time and create an unwanted appearance. Botox is made with botulinum toxin type A and has been in use as a medical treatment for many decades. When administered by an experienced injector under the supervision of a board-certified plastic surgeon, Botox® is very safe and effective.
Many patients can benefit from wrinkle relaxers, especially if you are beginning to see signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. Many patients use Botox® to explore their cosmetic goals before a surgical procedure. Some patients use Botox® to maintain the results of an anti-aging procedure. Others use Botox® to prevent the formation of wrinkles before they begin. During a consultation, we can discuss your best options with Botox®, as well as any health concerns that may mean you are not a good candidate.
Botox® is an excellent non-surgical treatment option that can be coupled with additional non-surgical treatments for best results. These can include professional skincare treatments like chemical peels, laser treatments, non-surgical skin tightening, and other injectables like dermal fillers. Combined, these treatments can produce excellent, refreshed results without downtime.
After Botox®, it is important to make sure you have an effective anti-aging skincare regimen at home. We can recommend your best product options to further prevent and restore wrinkles during your consultation. Most patients see results with Botox® for 3-6 months, although you can expect to see your results begin to emerge one week after treatment. Immediately after treatment, you may see some redness and slight swelling, but this usually subsides quickly. After 3 months or longer, you can opt for re-treatment.
Our experienced injectors can ensure you get rejuvenating, natural-looking results with our selection of non-surgical treatments. We can create a full treatment package to address your concerns and ensure you get the most long-lasting results from your treatments. To meet with our non-surgical treatment experts, contact our office serving the Phoenix area by calling or filling out our online form.