What is Botox®?
Botox® is an injectable treatment made from botulinumtoxin type A. Botox® works by blocking chemical signals from the brain to the muscles and glands, preventing them from contracting in a process called neuromodulation. Additionally, Botox® relaxes muscles that cause deep wrinkles and folds. Over time, repeated muscle contractions can cause creases and wrinkles to form in the skin through everyday expressions. These are called dynamic wrinkles and aren’t as effectively treated with other injectable options like dermal fillers.
Is Botox® Right for Me?
Botox® is an excellent option if you’re looking for improvement in signs of aging but want to avoid cosmetic surgery. Botox® is most effective in areas like the brow, frown lines, and crow’s feet. However, it can also be used to reduce the appearance of smoker’s lines, neck banding, and chin wrinkles. It’s important to discuss your medical history and any allergies during your consultation with Dr. Sabour so you can ensure a safe and effective treatment session.
What are the Benefits of Botox®?
- Quick treatment sessions
- Results for 3 to 6 months
- No downtime required
What Happens During Botox® Treatment?
Botox® injections usually take less than 15 minutes. At the start of each treatment session, we can supply a topical anesthetic so that you’re comfortable and relaxed. Then, the product is carefully injected into each inpidual muscle causing dynamic wrinkles in your treatment area. Once complete, you can return home.
There’s no downtime required after Botox®, and you can return to your regular schedule immediately. You can expect some minor swelling and redness at each injection site. Botox® can last for 3 to 6 months, after which you can opt for re-treatment. It can take up to a week before your full results set in after each treatment session. For best results, we recommend a regimen of physician-grade skincare products and treatments to address wrinkles and signs of aging. Our skincare specialists can recommend the right options for you during a consultation at our Beverly Hills office.
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HOW LONG AFTER BOTOX DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?
It varies from patient to patient. Results may be seen as early as 24 to 72 hours after the injection. It may take up to 10 days to see the full effect of the Botox injections.