BOTOX

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Botox injections are used not only for therapeutic purposes (such as TMJ/TMD), but for cosmetic as well. Unlike fillers, which may be superficially injected just beneath the skin, neuromodulators are injected directly into the muscle. As the signals between the muscle and the brain are blocked, the muscle contraction in a localized area is stopped. When the muscle relaxes, wrinkles smooth out and soften. Performed correctly, these injections only affect targeted muscles while still allowing for facial expression. Botox can be used for any type of wrinkle that has not been caused by sun damage or stretching of the skin due to gravity. Results are usually best on expression lines, such as those around the eyes and forehead.

What should I expect when getting Botox injections?

Botox injections are in-office procedures performed in just a few minutes. In fact, you can schedule an injection for your lunch hour or on your way home from work. Injections use a very fine needle, which is inserted into the facial muscles. There is very little discomfort during the injection, and anesthesia is not necessary.

Are there any special instructions I will need to follow after getting Botox injections?

There is a minimal recovery period however there are some recommendations to follow for the 48 hours after treatment. During this time, you may experience slight bruising or headaches. Avoid rubbing your face in treated areas, exercising for 24 hours and do not lie face down for the first few hours after the injections.

When will I see results?

You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.

Where can I get more information regarding neuromodulators?

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Glabella (The 11's or 111's)

(Before and 14 days after)

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Fontalis

(Before and 10 days later)

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Crow's Feet

(Before and 10 days later)

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