As the age-defying injection that celebrities (and non-celebrities alike) swear by, Botox has made more appearances on the red carpet than any individual star. The powerful and popular injection is commonly used to both prevent and minimize the appearance of wrinkles on the forehead, glabella (“11 lines” between the brows), and crow’s feet (lines at the outer corners of the eyes). It can also be used to treat a gummy smile, create a “lip flip,” smooth out chin dimpling, and relax neck bands or neck lines. In addition to its cosmetic use, Botox is also an effective treatment for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).
Although overuse of the treatment may result in a stiff or frozen facial appearance, Dr. Anita prefers a “less is more” approach, opting for minimal amounts of the product deployed strategically in order to produce softer, more naturally beautiful results that her patients love.
Prior to the treatment, you will fill out consent forms and the skin will be cleansed, cooled with gel ice packs, and prepped for injection.
Dr. Anita will then use carefully calibrated injections in precise locations in order to produce natural-looking results tailored to your individual needs. Botox injections are relatively pain free and quick. Pre- and post- photos (2 weeks after injection) will be taken to show you the side-by-side comparison and highlight changes.
Please Note: These are general estimates that may or may not apply to you individually.
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During your consultation, Dr. Anita will take time to learn about your areas of concern and aesthetic goals, create a custom treatment plan, and discuss the treatment in detail. She will go through your medical history and make sure you are a good candidate for treatment.
The skin is prepped and injections are tailored to your muscle patterns and visible wrinkles.
Avoid lying down for 3 hours, do not massage the treated areas, and do not exercise for 24 hours. Follow up in 2 weeks for assessment and touch up as needed.
Botox is a neuromodulator, or toxin, that works by blocking the release of the neurotransmitter (acetylcholine) at the neuromuscular junction, which would normally signal the muscle to contract. Blocking this signal causes temporary muscle paralysis until the body is able to create new nerve terminals, typically 3-6 months.
BOTOX is used to treat the appearance of wrinkles and lines caused by repeated muscle contraction.
Botox is made of onabotulinum toxin A
BOTOX is FDA-approved to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. The injections are administered by Dr. Anita herself, who has over 10 years of experience injecting Botox.
Most patients describe the feeling as a small pinch. Injections are done with a very small needle which minimizes pain.
BOTOX typically starts working 2-3 days after injection, and can take a full 7-10 days to take effect.
Patient results vary, but injections typically last 3-6 months.
Every patient metabolizes BOTOX differently so the frequency of injections will vary. When the muscle movement returns and the appearance of the lines starts to become very noticeable, it’s recommended to return for more injections.