BOTOX FAQs

General FAQs
  • Q1 :

    Are There Any Side Effects?

  • The most common side effect of BOTOX® treatment is a temporary bruising at the injection site. This generally goes away within a couple of days, and can be covered up with makeup. In rare cases the BOTOX® can travel, causing a droop in an eyelid. The effects are completely temporary.
  • Q2 :

    Can BOTOX® Be Combined With Other Facial Rejuvenation Procedures?

  • BOTOX® is the ideal adjunct treatment to other facial rejuvenation procedures including laser skin resurfacing, cosmetic fillers, ThermaLift Non-Surgical Facelift and Laser Skin Rejuvenation.
  • Q3 :

    How Does BOTOX® Reduce The Signs Of Aging?

  • BOTOX® is a purified form of the botulinum toxin. It is injected in miniscule amounts into the appropriate muscle causing the muscle to relax and thus diminish or eliminate the dynamic line or furrow. BOTOX® has been used for over ten years to treat ophthalmological disorders, and is fast becoming the chosen non-surgical treatment to reverse signs of aging. After treatment, a patient treated with BOTOX® can still frown and smile, but the expression wrinkles around the eyes and forehead are diminished when they do. Normal facial expression is unaffected. Correction with BOTOX® is very natural, and most patients treated feel that they have a more wide-eyed, rested and less angry look.
  • Q4 :

    How Do I Find Out If I Am A Candidate For BOTOX®?

  • Our staff will be happy to discuss BOTOX® treatments with you.
  • Q5 :

    How Long Does BOTOX® Correction Last?

  • BOTOX® correction lasts an average of four months. After repeated injections the results may be even longer lasting.
  • Q6 :

    How Soon After Treatment Will I See Results?

  • The effects of BOTOX® become apparent in the first three to five days after treatment.
  • Q7 :

    Is BOTOX® Safe?

  • Yes, BOTOX® is safe. It has been used for over ten years to treat ophthalmological and neurological disorders.
  • Q8 :

    What Areas Can Be Treated With BOTOX®?

  • Most commonly BOTOX® is used around the eyes (crow's feet) and on the forehead (frown lines) to reduce dynamic lines and furrows. It can also be used to treat prominent neck bands or cords. Although great results are obtained on the upper face, we have also seen success after the treatment of upper lips, marionette lines and chin rippling. BOTOX® injections are also highly successful for the treatment of excess sweating of the palms, soles and armpits.
  • Q9 :

    What Can I Expect From The Procedure?

  • BOTOX® treatments are merely a simple injection. Most describe the injection sensation as feeling like a bug bite. The treatment is performed literally in a matter of minutes. No specific care is needed after the treatment.
  • Q10 :

    What Causes Frown Lines & Crow's Feet?

  • Those unwanted frown lines and crow's feet are what doctors refer to as "dynamic" wrinkles, meaning that they are caused by the repetitive movement of an underlying muscle. As we age our skin is less tight, and this repetitive movement caused by squinting, worrying, etc., eventually causes our skin to crease or wrinkle.