Surgery is not always an option – but that doesn’t prevent Dr. White’s patients from erasing deep facial creases & furrows. BOTOX® Cosmetic is today’s treatment of choice for patients who choose injectable treatments over surgery.
With the many advances made in skin care treatments over the years, people have numerous surgical and non-surgical procedures to choose from that can reduce the visible effects of aging. Wrinkles and fine lines can be smoothed out, facial features can be enhanced and volumized, sun damage and discoloration can be reduced, and other common aesthetic conditions can be improved with state-of-the-art facial enhancement procedures.
Facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Matthew White offers a variety of options that can provide either temporary or long lasting results, depending on your goals.
To learn more about how you can effectively reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. White.
Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic
Our experienced plastic surgeon performs BOTOX® injections with meticulous precision to achieve the most natural-looking results possible.
Whether you’re concerned with frown lines, crow’s feet, or other wrinkles and creases along the face, Dr. White is committed to helping you reach your aesthetic goals.
Consider the following benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic when reviewing skin rejuvenation options:
- Minimally invasive – no surgery is necessary
- No recovery time is typically needed
- Natural results through subtle improvement
- Full effects are usually visible within two days
- More youthful, refreshed-looking skin
- Can reduce a fatigued or stressed appearance
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Medical Benefits of BOTOX® Injections
In addition to its cosmetic enhancement potential, BOTOX® injections can also act as a medical treatment. The treatment can be used to aid in the relief of migraines, as well as for excessive sweating in the underarms and palms (hyperhidrosis). BOTOX® injections can be very successful in making patients look and feel like new again.
Candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic
Both men and women can benefit from BOTOX® injections. Typically, if you are in good health and wish to improve the effects aging and the environment have had on your skin, you may be considered a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic. However, it is important to have realistic goals and expectations with injectable treatments, as results vary among patients.
Depending on your desired results, Dr. White may recommend other filler treatments, such as Restylane®, Juvéderm™ or Radiesse®, if he feels they may be more advantageous for your specific goals.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
Dr. White performs the procedure by injecting small amounts of a highly purified form of botulinum toxin type A into the areas targeted for treatment. This special formula temporarily relaxes the underlying muscles by preventing them from contracting. As a result, lines and wrinkles become smoother, and the skin looks more refreshed and vibrant.
The procedure can take anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour to complete, depending on the extent of treatment and the number of areas being targeted. Dr. White can utilize a topical numbing agent in the injection areas to minimize discomfort. Patients can typically resume their normal activities right away, often making it the ideal “lunch hour” treatment. While you will likely experience some degree of numbness, swelling or bruising in the injection areas, this should fade within a few days. Results from BOTOX® Cosmetic usually last about four months, and can be maintained with occasional follow-up treatment.
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Dr. White has provided answers to some of the questions he most frequently hears about BOTOX® Cosmetic:
What areas of my face can BOTOX® Cosmetic treat?
BOTOX® Cosmetic can be applied to several areas of the face to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Most often, BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered between the brows, along the forehead, around the eyes, and around the lips.
Do BOTOX® injections hurt?
Local anesthetic and cold compresses can diminish any potential discomfort you may experience during your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. Most of our patients report having a good experience in our office and do not describe any significant pain during the process.
How long does treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic take?
The exact duration of your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment will depend upon how many areas you are having treated as well as the extent of your specific aesthetic concerns. Typically, sessions take around 30 minutes.
Will I see the results of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment right away?
The full results of your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment are usually visible approximately one to two weeks after your session.
Will I need to recover after BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?
Any side effects from treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic should be very minimal. Mild bruising and swelling at the injection sites can occur, but these symptoms should fade quickly. Patients typically return to work or regular activities immediately after treatment. Very rare side effects may include flu-like symptoms or mild nausea.
How long do the results of BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
The results achieved with BOTOX® Cosmetic typically last about four months. When the results fade, many patients come back to the office for retreatment. Following a consistent schedule of BOTOX® Cosmetic therapy may help gradually weaken facial muscles resulting in treatment benefits that last longer.
Contact Dr. W. Matthew White
If you would like to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon, please contact us today!