What is botox?
Botox is an FDA-approved, injectable treatment to temporarily smooth and improve moderate to severe lines, particularly the forehead lines, crow's feet lines and frown lines in adults.
How is botox performed?
Receiving Botox is a quick procedure requiring only a few minutes. No anesthesia is required as discomfort is minimal. We use a fine needle to inject Botox into specific muscles. Full effect generally takes place at two weeks.
What to do prior to treatment
Bruising can be minimized by stopping the following two weeks prior:
Do not take any antibiotics for at least 10 days prior
Do not have Botox treatment if you are Pregnant or Nursing.
Please consult with your medical provider before stopping prescription aspirin or blood thinners.
If you have any concerns regarding pre-existing conditions that may preclude you from receiving treatment, consult with your medical provider to assure you are a candidate for Botox.
Please call (480) 807-1500 if you have any additional questions.
How long does an injection last?
The effects of Botox usually lasts three to four months, although in some individuals, the effects may last longer or shorter than usual. Results can vary as well as the number of units needed to obtain the desired results.
We recommend first time clients schedule a two week follow up appointment to address any questions or concerns. At times, the addition of a few units may be necessary to achieve your desired look.
Lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear as muscle action gradually returns. With repeated treatment, lines and wrinkles appear less severe because the muscles are being trained to relax.
We encourage receiving Botox on a regular schedule before all effects of the previous treatments wear off. This helps to continue training the muscles and lessen lines and wrinkles. Deep resting creases in the skin cannot be eliminated completely, but can be softened.
What are possible side effects?
The following side effects can occur with Botox:
Discomfort at the site of injection
If headaches occur, they are transient and will resolve within 2-3 days.
Eyelid/Eyebrow drooping occur in a small percentage of clients. Both are temporary and usually resolve within weeks.
Please call (480) 807-1500 if you have any concerns.
For 4 hours post treatment:
Maintain an upright position
Refrain from exercise
Do not wear a hat
Avoid applying any irritating products directly to the injection sites.