Botox® Cosmetic In Zionsville, IN
Botox® is a Botululim toxin, specifically an acetylcholine release inhibitor and a neuromuscular blocking agent, which works by weakening or relaxing the muscles of facial expression. Repetitive frowning, concentrating, and squinting can cause the muscles to contract causing furrows, folds, and “crow’s feet”. Botox® blocks the release of acetylcholine and reduces muscle activity that could cause wrinkles to form. The treated muscle is weakened, the pull of the muscle relaxes and the overlying skin flattens and the wrinkles are reduced and become smoother for a refreshed appearance.
Botox® is available at Booth Dermatology & Cosmetic Care Center and is given under the expertise of Dr. Sally Booth.
Who is Botox® for?
Botox® is for women and men who would like to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet.
What body areas are treated with Botox®?
Botox® is used for treating facial wrinkles in the forehead, between the eyes, fine lines around the mouth and in the “crow’s feet” areas.
What kind of results should I expect with Botox®?
Wrinkles are reduced and become smoother for a refreshed appearance.
How long does the Botox® injections take?
Actual procedure time is approximately 15-20 minutes.
How long before the results of Botox® can be seen?
Botox® results are noted within 1-2 days following the injection and the full effect of the Botox® injection is noted after 2 weeks.
How long does Botox® last?
Botox® last 3-6 months with optimal treatment.
What does the Botox® procedure feel like?
The discomfort is minimal and numbing is not necessary. A small amount of Botox® is injected into several different sites in an area with a very small needle, that feels like a little pricking sensation or a bug bite. Occasionally, a small black or blue area (bruise) may develop at the needle injection site because a small blood vessel may have been punctured a small during the injection.
What is the recovery time for Botox®?
There is no recovery time. However, our physician may give you a cold pack or anesthetic cream to place over the injection area a few minutes before and after the procedure. This procedure can be done on your way to work or on your lunch hour.
What are the side effects with Botox®?
You may experience tenderness, swelling, bruising, redness, bleeding, pain, and infection at the site of injection. Occasionally, a small black or blue area (bruise) may develop at the needle injection site because a small blood vessel may have been punctured a small during the injection. If any of the Botulinum toxin reaches a facial muscle not being treated, partial weakness of that muscle may last for several months. It is this reason that you are requested not to massage the injected area for 12 hours following injection. In the event of unwanted muscle weakness, the only treatment is to wait for the effect of the toxin to wear off.
What are the contraindications for Botox®?
Do not take Botox® if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox®; have had an allergic reaction to any other Botulinum toxin; or have a skin infection at the planned site of injection.
What Is The Cost Of Botox In Zionsville and Carmel?
The price of Botox varies for each person depending on the extent of treatment necessary. Booth Dermatology & Cosmetic Care Center of Zionsville and Carmel accepts CareCredit® financing options that work with every budget! Please speak to our concierge team for more information.
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