Individual results may vary
Dr. Hunts will put together a personalized BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment program just for you that will relax frown lines and crow’s feet to leave a smooth, youthful appearance. The effect usually lasts for three to four months, and can be repeated as needed. Many patients report that after several treatments, the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic appear to last longer than their original treatment. Individual results may vary.
For more than 25 years, BOTOX® Cosmetic has been a procedure that has been safely used to treat a variety of conditions. It is now also FDA approved for the temporary treatment of frown lines and headaches. Hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) can also be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic, avoiding embarrassing sweat stains. At your request, Dr. Hunts and his staff may use a local anesthetic cream or ice to minimize the discomfort. After your BOTOX® Cosmetic injection is complete there is usually no discomfort and you are able to return to your normal daily activities immediately.
Dr. Hunts has over 15 years of experience with BOTOX® Cosmetic, he also received training from a nationally renowned BOTOX® expert. BOTOX® can also be used in combination with Juvéderm or Restylane (injectable fillers) for increased results, ask about these options at your consultation with Dr. Hunts.
What wrinkles will be treated with BOTOX®?
Facial wrinkles generally fall into one of two categories: dynamic or static. Dynamic wrinkles are caused by the action of facial muscles and appear as forehead creases, brow furrows and crows feet. If left untreated, dynamic wrinkles eventually become static wrinkles, which are more permanent and are present even when the facial muscles are at rest. Sun exposure, smoking, underlying skin conditions, poor nutrition, gravity or genetic factors can all speed up the development of static wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used to prevent the formation or the progression of both dynamic and static facial wrinkles, causing them to disappear or diminish dramatically over time.
What to expect at your BOTOX® Cosmetic appointment.
Dr. Hunts will discuss your concerns with you and what expectations to have from a Botox Cosmetic treatment. He will work with you in determining which the best option is for you. Pricing will be discussed at this time. Treatment is quick with minimal discomfort, generally lasting only 10-15 minutes. The effects of the Botox Cosmetic injection should become evident with in seven to ten days.
What to tell Dr. Hunts before a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
You should tell Dr. Hunts about all medical conditions, including:
- a disease effecting the muscles or nerves
- allergies to any botulinum toxin product
- had any side effect from any botulinum toxin product in the past
- a breathing problem such as asthma or emphysema
- swallowing problems
- bleeding problems
- plans to have surgery
- previous surgery on your face
- weakness of your forehead muscles such as trouble raising your eyebrows
- drooping eyelids
- any change in the way your face usually looks
Also, tell Dr. Hunts about all medications you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal products. Using Botox Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medications until you have told your doctor that you have received Botox Cosmetic in the past. Especially tell your doctor if you have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last four months, have received injections of botulinum toxin, such as Dysport, in the past – be sure your doctor knows exactly which product you received, have recently received an antibiotic by injection, take muscle relaxants, take an allergy or cold medicine, take a sleep medicine. Ask Dr. Hunts if you are not sure if your medicine is one that is listed above. If you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away, contact Dr. Hunts and his staff.
Botox® Frequently Asked Questions
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® is a purified protein with the ability to relax the treated muscles temporarily. Depending on the amount of BOTOX® used and on the strength of the muscles being treated, the effect may be complete or partial relaxation of expression lines. The effects seen by BOTOX® typically last 3-6 months; longer effects are seen with continued treatment.
How is BOTOX® Cosmetic used?
Dr. Hunts will inject BOTOX® into the muscles between your brows and eyes, around your eyes and in the forehead, which are responsible for crow’s feet and frown lines. BOTOX® blocks nerve impulses to the treated muscles, preventing them from contracting and giving the skin a smoother appearance.
Does it hurt?
Most patients experience little to no discomfort and compare the sensation to that of an insect bite. Treatment typically takes 10-15 minutes with Dr. Hunts. After your treatment you should not lie down, this will prevent the BOTOX® from spreading to other muscles.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of BOTOX® are fewer lines, wrinkles and a refreshed look. The wrinkling process is put at bay as long as the BOTOX® is still in effect.
What are the risks?
The possible risks of BOTOX® include:
- Stinging or redness around injection site, usually lasting only minutes
- Slight bruising at the injection site may rarely occur
- Drooping of the eyelids or eyebrows, this is only temporary and unlikely
Who is a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for adults who desire smoother skin with fewer lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead with no down time. BOTOX® Cosmetic is not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing.
What other cosmetic treatments may be combined with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic in combination with dermal fillers such as Juvéderm® or Restylane®, can produce an “instant face lift.” A slight lift of the brows is seen by relaxing the muscles around the eyes and forehead with BOTOX® while dermal fillers restore some natural volume back into the lower face and mouth region.
What is the cost?
The amount that a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment will cost depends on the amount of BOTOX® used. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments typically range from $200-$550. Dr. Hunts will discuss with you his recommendations and corresponding cost; at that point it is up to you how to proceed with your treatment.
What is the recovery like?
There is no recovery time after a BOTOX® treatment and can even be done over a lunch break.)
Facts about BOTOX® Cosmetic
- BOTOX® Cosmetic was the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA to temporarily treat moderate to severe to moderate frown lines in 2002.
- Approximately 11.8 million BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures have been administered in the United States since 2002. 92% of 303 patients surveyed were satisfied with the results of their BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
- 6% of total BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures are performed on males.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular minimally invasive physician administered aesthetic procedures for males.
Protocol For Pre-BOTOX® Treatment
*Avoid non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory, and products containing aspirin for 10 days prior to treatment to minimize bruising.
*BOTOX® can take 10 – 14 days to show full effectiveness. Heaviness of the brows or lids may occur, resolving in a few days. Headache can be treated with Tylenol and should resolve within 24 hours. Touch-up’s, if necessary, must be evaluated within 14 – 21 days after injection. Potential fees will be discussed at the time of service, if applicable.
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