Botox is a purified protein that works by blocking the chemical signal from the nerve that causes the muscle to contract. The result is minimized movement of specific muscles in the neck and face, effectively reducing the folding of the skin and the formation of wrinkles. Botox in addition to fillers (hyaluronic acid or collagen stimulating agents), can benefit individuals with even deeper creases, such as those found around the mouth and/or the brow area.
Botox is injected in very small amounts just under the surface of the skin in the desired treatment area. The Botox injection treatment prevents the development of wrinkles by paralyzing facial muscles. In addition to the cosmetic application, Botox injection can be used to reduce muscles spasms and dystonias by paralyzing the associated muscles.
After the Botox injection, patients are likely to experience swelling and/or redness around the injection sight. Swelling is likely to subside within 30 minutes of treatment. Makeup can be applied immediately following the treatment. Some patients have experienced headache within 24 hours of their treatment.
Patients taking blood thinners, ibuprofen, and/or Vitamin E have an increased likelihood of experiencing bruising. To prevent bruising, these medications should be discontinued 2 weeks prior to treatment.
Patients who are pregnant, have open lesions at planned injection sites, and/or have certain neurological disorders.
After treatment, patients can go about their normal daily activities. Exercising should be avoided the day of the procedure.
Visible results can last between 3 to 6 months. With continued treatment every 3-4 months, results are known to last longer.
Within a few days of treatment, the patient may experience decreased movement in the muscles surrounding the injection site. Patients may also experience red bumps over the injection site. This is caused by the fluid placed under the skin, however swelling is likely to disappear within 30 minutes of treatment.
Most patients experience little to no discomfort during treatment.
This is very important for prospective patients to understand, so they know that they are getting what they pay for, and not some improper or diluted dose. At Infini, we are a fully accredited medical facility and all injections are done by Dr. Hall himself. We use no pricing gimmicks and are very competitive in our pricing. Costs will be discussed at the initial consultation.
Insurance does not pay for the cosmetic application of Botox treatments. Insurance may cover Botox treatments for applications associated with chronic migraine headaches. Please consult your insurance company for more information. .