Everything you need to know about BOTOX
Botulinum toxin is a popular injectable treatment that reduces or eliminates fine lines and wrinkles. It is commonly referred to by the original brand name of Botox. There are currently 4 available formulations of botulinum toxin – Botox, Dysport, Xeomin, and Jeauveau.
The most commonly treated areas are frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet near the eyes. It can also be used to treat lip lines and gummy smiles.
- Smooth crow’s feet, forehead furrows, frown lines, lip lines and bunny lines
- Diminish neck bands
- Improve the appearance of skin dimpling of the chin
- Lift the corners of the mouth
- Soften a square jawline
- Correct a gummy smile
There are 3 main brands of Botulinum toxin. The first one created was Botox, which is made by Allergan. The other two brands are Dysport and Xeomin. The difference between these products lies in the complexing proteins that surround the Botulinum toxin molecule. Different brands will require a different number of units to be injected to be equivalent to each other.
Almost everyone is a good candidate for getting botox injections. We all smile, frown, squint, and even chew…which leads to wrinkles. Any facial movement can result in facial lines. Botox can be combined with other treatments such as fillers, chemical peels, and microneedling to achieve the best result.
Botox typically last 3-4 months. However, results can last longer (up to 6 months) when higher doses are used.
There is no downtime after Botox injections. The injections take 10-15 minutes and can be done during your lunch break. No one will know that you had injections done.
The results of Botox are not immediate. It takes a few days for the Botox to start having its effect on your facial muscles. You can expect to see initial results in 1-2 days and maximum results by 1 week.
Like most cosmetic procedures, Botox is not covered by insurance. The total cost of Botox injections varies based on how many units of Botox a patient needs to obtain an optimal cosmetic result. This is based on how advanced the wrinkles are and how aggressively you want to treat the areas of concern.
Our provider will provide a recommended treatment plan and answer any questions you may have. This will include an explanation of expected results and how long your results should last. Once you have decided on a treatment plan, we will have you consent to the treatment and take detailed photographs of your treatment area. You will want to compare your before photos to your amazing results!
I have seen Dr. Prado-Wright for Botox and she was very pleasant and knowledgeable. I am beyond happy with my results. I couldn’t have chosen a better clinic or doctor to have this performed at. She provides other services, which I also am being followed by Dr. Prado-Wright weight loss program, I can happily say I am down 10 lbs in the first months following her instructions. Definitely need to come see her for your aesthetics needs.
I will never trust anyone else with my face ever again! Dr. Giselle knows exactly what you need, and will never let you walk out of her clinic looking anything less than the best version of yourself. My Botox looks more natural than ever before, and I couldn’t be happier! After years of skepticism regarding lip fillers, I finally pulled the trigger and moved forward with Dr. Giselle’s recommended procedure..needless to say, her work is incredible and I’ve never felt more beautiful!! Thank you SO much!! xo
Dr. Giselle is a complete PRO!!! She made me feel Comfortable, relaxed and made the best suggestions to suit my needs! I had fillers and Dysport injections. The difference was noticeable INSTANTLY and will only get better in the next 5-7 days!! If you’ve been thinking about any of these treatments, you’ve found the ROCKSTAR of all Doctors!! 🎉💯🙌