Seattle Botox Cosmetic is a purified form of the botulinum toxin. Cosmetic surgeons have been using Botox for years, typically for the treatment of glabellar “frown” lines. Botulinum toxin injection is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the U.S., with 4.8 million procedures done in 2009.
Is Seattle Botox right for you?
Dr. Jonov may recommend Botox for you if you have visible wrinkles around your forehead, mouth and eyes. Aside from its cosmetic purposes, Botox in Seattle is used for therapeutic treatments that help reduce muscle spasms, headaches and excessive sweating.
What to expect during Botox Treatment at Seattle Plastic Surgery Center
A Botox treatment can be completed during your lunch break, often as quickly as 15 minutes. The physician identifies the proper injection areas and then administers a specified dose of Botox into the skin via injection. Botox works by blocking the transmission of nerve signals that tell your facial muscles to contract. When these small muscles are allowed to relax, the visible wrinkles flatten out and become less visible. The beneficial effects of Botox may last anywhere from two to six months, and most commonly three or four months.
After your Botox Treatment in Seattle
It may take 4 – 8 days for the effects of Botox to become visible. When you leave our Seattle office, you should remain upright for 6 hours, and avoid alcohol and sun exposure. Please contact our office if you experience any unusual symptoms or if an existing symptom becomes worse.
There is some evidence that maintaining the effect of Botox by regular injections over a one to two year period may result in long term weakening of the muscles and ultimately a reduced or less frequent need for Botox injections.
Possible side effects of Botox include redness, bruising, stinging, nausea, fatigue, eyelid droop and headache. Ask your cosmetic surgeon for more information if you are concerned about Botox side effects.