Non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments are the most popular form of cosmetic enhancement in the nation. Offering a number of benefits, including minimal downtime and the potential for rapid or immediate results, cosmetic injectables can help to correct an array of common signs of aging and provide a firmer, more youthful appearance. At Lifestyle Solutions MedSpa, we have been performing BOTOX Cosmetic and dermal filler injections for over 10 years, and we are leaders in the cosmetic injectables industry. Dr. Michael Holloway and our experienced physicians will take into account your unique anatomical structure and expressed goals when developing a customized treatment plan to help deliver natural-looking, beautiful results on a consistent basis. If you’re considering non-surgical facial rejuvenation, we can determine if BOTOX injections can help you achieve your desired outcome.
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Comprised of a purified protein produced by the bacterium Clostridinum botulinum, BOTOX Cosmetic is an injectable treatment designed to reduce muscle contraction in areas of the face. When you make an expression, such as frowning or smiling, the muscle contractions used can cause wrinkles, frown lines, and brow furrows to occur over time. In 2013, FDA-approved BOTOX injections were one of the most popular minimally-invasive aesthetic treatments performed in the United States, with nearly six million procedures performed.
BOTOX injections are often used to diminish signs of mild to moderate wrinkles that develop in the upper face, including the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes (crow’s feet). Our highly experienced physicians perform all BOTOX injections.
Dysport and BOTOX Cosmetic have more commonalities than differences, but you may find you prefer one treatment more than another. Both Dysport and BOTOX Cosmetic are designed to halt excess muscle activity to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. They both are derived from the same foundational substance, and they both offer results in approximately three to five days. Some patients find that Dysport may last longer for them, or they may respond better to it. Others may find the opposite to be true. Ultimately, the choice between the two products comes down to personal preference. During your initial consultation, we can discuss your needs and goals to determine which treatment is right for you.
Most patients find BOTOX injections to be relatively easy and painless, although everyone’s tolerance is unique. Your comfort is one of our top priorities, and we can provide a number of ways to enhance your experience. We offer a local anesthetic and topical numbing creams to minimize discomfort and the treatment time is often very swift. If you would like, we can use cold compresses to further reduce the possibility of pain. Tell us about your concerns and we will work with you to find a suitable solution.
*Individual Results May Vary
One of the many benefits of BOTOX injections is the minimal recovery time, but there are things you can do to ensure the best possible healing experience and results. You should wait at least four hours before laying down, such as for a nap or for sleep, and a similar length of time before applying makeup. Try initially to limit heat on the injection sites, so please avoid hot tubs, hot showers, and baths for the first 24 hours to minimize bruising. We also recommend waiting to have a facial, chemical peel, facial massage, microdermabrasion, or other treatments that put pressure on the treated area for seven days after the procedure.
Most patients experience few if any side effects, and the most common ones are bruising, redness, and swelling at the injection sites. Other potential, but rare, effects can include infection, nausea, headache, flu-like symptoms, occasional numbness, allergic reaction, rash, and severe dry skin or itchiness. If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact our medical team or your primary care physician to rule out any serious complications.
BOTOX injections offer temporary facial rejuvenation in the treated area, which is one of the many benefits patients like about the treatment. For many patients, BOTOX Cosmetic can last between three and six months. Regular maintenance injections can help extend the benefits, and long-term use may help reduce the formation of wrinkles in the first place, offering longer-lasting effects in the future for some individuals. BOTOX Cosmetic for other uses, such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), may last longer, although your results may vary.
Men increasingly desire to restore a more youthful appearance utilizing cosmetic enhancement, and BOTOX Cosmetic can be no less effective for men than it is for women. In fact, this treatment can help men address an array of aesthetic concerns.
Men who take care to dress well, work out, and maintain excellent hygiene are often seen as ambitious and successful. How a man presents himself can have lasting implications both socially and professionally. When forehead lines and deep brow furrows develop, they can sometimes create an angry, tired, or stressed appearance, something many men wish to avoid. To help combat these concerns, men often choose to receive minimally-invasive BOTOX injections from a qualified physician. With BOTOX cosmetic treatment, men can achieve smoother skin and a more rested, youthful appearance.
*Individual Results May Vary
BOTOX treatments are not designed solely for cosmetic purposes. When applied to the underarm, this treatment can be highly effective at reducing or eliminating hyperhidrosis, the condition of excessive sweating. The physician will outline the locations of the sweat glands for each underarm and administer BOTOX injections in targeted areas. Results typically last up to six months.
Many factors go into the price of BOTOX Cosmetic, including the number of injections needed, the number of areas treated, the expertise of the injector, and other considerations. The national average cost for BOTOX injections is around $300, although this is not necessarily representative of our prices. During your initial consultation, we will discuss the fees associated with your customized treatment plan, so you can be well-informed and able to make the best decision for your needs, budget, and goals. If you are interested in hearing about medical financing options, we work with CareCredit™ to make aesthetic enhancement affordable for a wide range of patients.
If you want to rejuvenate your facial features and minimize signs of aging, you have many options available. Other cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers can reduce the appearance of creases, restore volume, and smooth away unwanted lines. For texture and tone enhancement, our laser skin resurfacing and skin care treatments can address hyperpigmentation, rough patches, dryness, and loss of radiance. Tell us about your cosmetic goals and we can guide you toward the optimal techniques to achieve them.
We pride ourselves on ordering product exclusively from Allergan, the only FDA-approved supplier of BOTOX Cosmetic in the USA. This is a guarantee that we are getting legitimate product that has been thoroughly tested and kept in appropriate climate-controlled conditions throughout the manufacturing and shipping process. Over the past few years, there has been an overwhelming increase of “non-FDA” approved/illegal BOTOX Cosmetic and other injectables coming into this country at a cheaper price. Many physician offices have been purchasing this product, in many instances unknowingly so, which is why they are able to offer it to their patients at greatly reduced pricing. There is no control or regulation over this fraudulent product and therefore no way that a provider can with confidence assure a patient that what they are injecting into their face is effective and, most importantly, safe. If a price seems too good to be true, it probably is.
We accept members of the Brilliant Distinctions program by Allergan, the maker of popular cosmetic injectables like BOTOX Cosmetic. This exclusive program can provide significant savings on the rejuvenating treatments you love most, helping to reduce costs while allowing you to maintain your results with regular “touch-ups.” Every time you are treated with BOTOX Cosmetic or another Allergan product, such as JUVÉDERM®, you earn points. These points can be redeemed for savings on future products and procedures. If you are not yet a member and are interested in joining, we can assist you in enrolling. Please reach out to our team to learn more.
At the end of the day, it is your face and we put a very high value on that. That is why we take care to order our BOTOX Cosmetic directly from Allergan, and you can rest assured we will make every effort to ensure the products and services we provide are high quality and as described.