During the natural aging process, the skin decreases the production of essential building blocks such as collagen and elastin. This, combined with repeated facial expressions such as smiling, laughing, frowning, scowling or squinting, can lead to visible lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® is an injectable treatment derived from small doses of the botulinum toxin that is administered directly into facial muscles with a fine needle. Once underneath the skin, the solution blocks chemical signals from reaching the nerves, temporarily relaxing the muscles responsible for the motions of facial activity. This creates a more relaxed, alert appearance and can be customized to leave you with natural facial expressions.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BOTOX®?
- Quick treatments that are easy to fit into your schedule
- An immediate return to normal activities
- Minor, temporary side effects
- Results that will not cause you to appear “overdone”
- Subtle improvements that can erase visible signs of aging from your face without any tell-tale signs that you have “had work done.”
- Proven safety and efficacy for a wide range of men and women
- Botox is one of the most extensively studied neuromodulators on the aesthetic market
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR BOTOX®?
Men and women who are experiencing dynamic wrinkles and who either do not want or do not qualify
for facial rejuvenation surgeries, who are in good health with no contraindicating medical conditions,
and who have realistic expectations for treatment may be good candidates. During your consultation
with Danna Campbell, these factors will be discussed in order to help you determine if
BOTOX® is right for you. If you are approved for treatment, we will create a treatment plan for you
based on your individual aesthetic goals.
Results may vary, and multiple sessions may be necessary in order to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Botox Cosmetic?
o BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is
a non-surgical treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe wrinkles. During
treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections
directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. The treatment is usually done in
about 15-20 minutes, and no recovery time is needed. Within 5-10 days, you will see improvement that can last 3 to 4 months. Results may vary.
How does Botox Cosmetic work?
o Those moderate to severe wrinkles form over time as the result of muscle activity.
BOTOX®Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles that create them. It works by blocking
the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the
muscles that cause those persistent lines to form. You can think of it similar to a road block-
the nerve impulse doesn’t reach the muscle so the muscle doesn’t contract or expand and
therefore the skin doesn’t form the wrinkle.
When will I see results from a Botox Cosmetic treatment?
o Within days to weeks, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe
wrinkles. We instruct our clients to wait a full 2 weeks to observe changes, and lines can
continue to improve for up to a month, with results lasting for up to 4 months. In clinical trials,
nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their appearance as moderate to
better 1 month after treatment. Results may vary.
How long does Botox Cosmetic last?
o Results from treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can last 3 to 6 months. If you discontinue
treatment, the wrinkles gradually will look like they did before treatment. Botox results are
different for everyone and results factors include everything from your metabolism, facial
expressions, at home skin care and more!
Is Botox Cosmetic painful?
o Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injecting, your pracitioner may choose
to numb the area with a topical numbing cream. The entire procedure takes
approximately 15-20 minutes. Many people are in and out of the office without
downtime following BOTOX®Cosmetic treatment.
Will I experience any side effects?
o The most common side effects following injection include localized pain, infection,
inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, bleeding/bruising, temporary eyelid droop and
nausea. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or
Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
o Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic will not radically change
your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work done.” The muscle activity that
causes frown lines is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the
wrinkles and creases.