Will BOTOX help prevent wrinkles?
Yes. This product works to slow the action of the facial muscles treated. These tiny muscles contract hundreds of times a day, and eventually the facial skin develops a wrinkle, which eventually can turn into a crease. Keep these muscles from constantly contracting makes it possible to stave off the appearance of wrinkles.
I have heard that BOTOX makes your face appear “frozen.” Is that true?
If the product is incorrectly applied, that effect could occur. That is why it is so critical that you only receive these treatments from a highly-qualified cosmetic surgeon. A full evaluation of the muscle structure in your face is necessary to create a natural, fresher, appearance that does not look frozen. Dr. Morrissette is a leader in the field of facial cosmetic surgery, and has an extensive background in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He focuses on patient safety, and using the most innovative medical procedures and techniques, including BOTOX, to create a natural, more youthful facial appearance.
Is getting BOTOX painful?
The procedure is typically slightly painful unless the area is pre-treated with a topical anesthetic, or ice can be used to assist in numbing the area so the sensation of the “pinch” of an injection is reduced.
At what age should you start your BOTOX treatments?
Once you see the beginning of the appearance of wrinkles in those fine lines, it is the right time to start your treatments. This could occur as early as the mid-twenties, or earlier for some who have a genetic factor and a propensity for the skin to wrinkle at an early age. As this product has been on the market for many years, there are thousands of patients who have had consistent treatments for many years – and are enjoying the fact that they have fewer wrinkles and creases than others their age.
How long does it take to get BOTOX?
This is a fast procedure, requiring only about 10 to 20 minutes to complete. Prior to your treatment, your face, skin, and underlying facial muscle structure must be evaluated so that the proper injection sites are selected.
How long will my BOTOX treatment last?
The treatment is generally effective for about three to four months. Every person is different, and some may not need another treatment for a longer or shorter time.
Can BOTOX get rid of crow’s feet?
The product was FDA-approved for the treatment of crow’s feet (canthal lines) in 2013. It was already approved for the temporary treatment of frown lines. It is also approved for the temporary improvement of glabellar lines (wrinkles between the eyebrows, or “frown lines.”)
Is BOTOX the same as botulism?
Although BOTOX is related to the same toxin, when used in tiny doses, it is extremely effective in treating certain facial flaws. It functions to block certain nerves or by weakening specific muscles. The cosmetic is highly purified protein derived from this toxin. The doses used in cosmetic treatments are extremely small, and FDA approval means that when used correctly, the product is safe for use on consumers. However, it is important that the medical professional administering BOTOX is highly educated, and has a full understanding of facial muscles and nerves.
What is the average cost of BOTOX?
What is the average cost of BOTOX? Per Realself, the average cost of BOTOX is $550. Talk to Dr. Morrissette and his friendly, professional staff at his Ventura County practice to find out more about how BOTOX treatments can help you reduce your wrinkles and fine lines.