BOTOX Cosmetic in Evansville
BOTOX has been used therapeutically for more than 20 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. It is approved in more than 75 countries and remains the most-studied botulinum toxin and one of the most widely researched medicines in the world. In 2002, the same formulation-under the label of BOTOX Cosmetic-was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows for people ages 18 to 65. Since then it has been approved for the treatment of forehead lines and crow's feet. BOTOX Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time. In 2017, 7.2 million procedures were performed with FDA-approved BOTOX Cosmetic.
What is the Procedure for Botox Treatments?
BOTOX Cosmetic blocks signals from nerves to muscles. During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles responsible for frown, forehead lines and crow's feet. By blocking the release of the chemical that causes these muscles to contract, BOTOX Cosmetic enables them to relax. The effects are very localized and, when administered by an experienced professional, do no affect your ability to smile, laugh, or otherwise show expression. BOTOX Cosmetic is the only product of its kind that has been approved for use in this area.
How Long is the Botox Procedure?
BOTOX Cosmetic treatment injections usually take less then 15 minutes. The number of injections you will need depends on your facial features and the extent of your wrinkles. Crow's feet, for example, usually demand two to three injections. Furrows above your brow could take five or more .
What is the ideal age to start botox treatments?
More then your numerical age, your lifestyle factors and skin condition will play the biggest roles in determining the answer to this question. For example, someone who lives in a warm, sunny climate and doesn't use sunscreen will likely notice the first signs of photoaging on their skin sooner then someone who lives an a cooler climate, spends more time indoors, and uses sunscreen. Other factors such as smoking, eating and exercising habits, and genetics can also play a role in the rate of skin aging. In short, there is no right or wrong time to start BOTOX treatments, although the earlier you start, the better your chances of experiencing fewer lines and wrinkles in the future.
Are Botox injections painful?
Any injection can hurt, but the needles used are very small, so pain is usually very minimal. Your appointment only takes a few minutes and you may return to normal activity immediately after the injections.
What are the Risks / Side Effects associated with Botox?
The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding may be associated with the injection. Other possible side effects include headache, respiratory infection, and nausea.
What Results can I expect after Botox Treatments?
You can expect to see results within days after your treatment and the appearance of the area between your brows will continue to improve, with maximum results taking effect in 2 weeks. The effects of BOTOX treatment can last up to four months, at which time patients may come in for a follow-up treatment.
How long will my Botox Results last?
The effects from BOTOX will last four to six months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear and wrinkles need to be re-treated. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.
Can I combine Botox with other injectable fillers?
BOTOX and dermal fillers are very different types of injectables; however, they complement each other quite nicely. Combining the two is beneficial because they treat different types of wrinkles, and addresses multiple areas of the face simultaneously. BOTOX relaxes dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repeated facial movements like squinting or frowning; injectable fillers smooth out static wrinkles, which are visible even when the face is at rest. Dermal fillers restore lost volume and help to sculpt youthful looking contours and definition.