How long will it take to see the full results from Botox?
Results can be seen in as little as 24 hours, with the maximum effect being realized in 6-7 days.
How do facial expressions cause wrinkles?
Smiling, frowning, squinting, and other facial expressions occur naturally. We rarely think about the multitude of tiny muscles that power them. However, we use those muscles many times a day and after years of repetitive movement, they become rigid, causing lines and wrinkles in the overlying skin.
Which product is better—BOTOX, Dysport, or Xeomin?
Many patients ask which neuromodulator is better, BOTOX, Dysport, Jeuveau or Xeomin. In most cases, if administered correctly, they will achieve the same or very similar results. As each body is unique, some people respond better to a particular formula. In the hands of an experienced board-certified dermatologist, BOTOX injections are safe and produce natural-looking results. Call Ariel Ostad MD PC to schedule a consultation if you would like to learn more about BOTOX treatment.
How much does Botox cost?
Botox cost will vary depending upon what areas are treated and how many units of Botox are injected. This will range from $350-$1450. It is important to have a skilled expert injector with exquisite knowledge of facial anatomy to optimize results and avoid droopiness.
What are the most common areas Botox is applied to?
Botox is traditionally used to treat forehead lines, in between the eyebrows (known as the glabella), and corner/side of each eye (referred to as the canthus). Other areas and conditions treated with Botox are gummy smile, TMJ, Bunny Lines, Chin, Neck and Jawline, as well as lips. Botox can also be used to treat excess sweating in the hands, feet and underarms.
Are there any negative side effects of Botox?
Not when it is done correctly. It is extremely important to have a skilled and competent practitioner administering this medication. Botox is essentially a natural protein that acts as a neuromodulator, meaning it “relaxes” the muscle to reduce appearance of wrinkles. When done appropriately, Botox has only this desired effect. Potential and rare unwanted side effects are droopiness of the eyebrows, eyelids and headaches. If side effects occur, they are typically reduced in a matter of 2 weeks and disappear.
How long does Botox last for a gummy smile?
Botox lasts about 3-4 months for a gummy smile. Since this area is constantly in motion, it is recommended to treat gummy smiles more frequently.
At what age should I consider getting Botox?
This truly differs from person to person as everyone ages differently. Most individuals, however, find that wrinkling occurs in their early 30s, making them a good candidate for this treatment.
What do I need to avoid after Botox?
Clients should avoid laying down or leaning forward for the first hour of Botox. To limit the chance of bruising, although there is a small chance of this occurring, clients are advised to avoid alcohol and blood thinning medications for 24 hours prior to their treatment.
Do I have to keep getting Botox once I start?
Botox is not a permanent treatment. It is marketed to last 4 months. This timeline, however, may differ from patient to patient depending upon anatomy and activity.
Can Botox address my hooded eyelids?
Botox can help to subtly open the eye when injected into the corner of each eye, an area referred to as the canthus. If one’s pronounced brow droop or excess eyelid skin is prominent, Botox will be ineffective. Surgical intervention may be the best course of action to treat this common problem area.
Does Botox hurt?
There is minimal discomfort with this procedure as a very miniscule needle is utilized for its administration. Dr. Ostad has a very specific technique that helps to decrease the chance of discomfort even further.
What other conditions can be treated with Botox?
Botox can help treat a gummy smile, TMJ disorder, bell’s palsy asymmetry, and help with migraines. Other cosmetic treatments include tightening the jawline, helping neck laxity, chin dimples, and lift lips.