Feel refreshed and soften lines across your face with BOTOX® Cosmetic. This facial rejuvenation treatment has a long-standing history of patient satisfaction. Millions of people have been treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic since FDA approval in 2002, and hundreds of thousands more are treated every year. With BOTOX®, you look like you, but without furrowed brow lines or crow's feet.
What Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Do?
Certain lines on your face are formed by years of squinting, frowning, laughing and smiling. Have you ever noticed how vertical furrows form between your eyebrows when you are reading a book or sending a text? It is exactly this type of wrinkle that BOTOX® treats. These repeated muscular contractions that make facial expressions eventually form a wrinkle that doesn't go away, even once you've relaxed your face.
BOTOX® Cosmetic treats these types of expressive wrinkles, such as:
- Frown lines (the vertical lines between your brows)
- Forehead lines
- Crow's feet (fine lines at the outer corners of your eyes)
- Can help elevate the corners of brows that are drooping
It works by relaxing the muscular activity leading to these wrinkles. When the muscles cannot pull the skin into furrows, the skin is relaxed and smoothed. BOTOX® is composed of a very tiny amount of a refined protein derived from Clostridium botulinum, which is a naturally occurring bacterium. It has been used since the 1970s for a multitude of medical applications, including the treatment of crossed eyes, relief from muscular spasms, as well as control of excessive underarm sweating and uncontrollable bladder. In addition to all of these medical uses, BOTOX® Cosmetic has long been used as a safe, effective cosmetic facial treatment.
Benefits of BOTOX®
Millions of people use BOTOX® for good reason. There are many benefits, including:
- No incisions
- Lasts 3-4 months
- No recovery or downtime
- Results take shape quickly
The injection appointment itself is fast and painless. Once Dr. Corey’s injector Hilla examines your face, and once you and she have discussed the changes you would like to see, she will place the injections in precise locations to soften wrinkles and fine lines. BOTOX® is injected via a thin needle that won't leave marks on your skin. You may experience redness and swelling in the hours following, but it should begin to dissipate in the next few days and can usually be concealed with makeup the next day.
Does insurance cover BOTOX®?
Insurance doesn’t cover BOTOX® when it’s used for cosmetic purposes, such as softening wrinkles and relaxing lines. In some cases, insurance will pay for BOTOX® injections to treat an approved medical condition. Talk to your health insurance company for coverage information. If you want to learn more about paying for your treatment, ask our practice about financing options.
How much does BOTOX® cost?
Some practices charge per treatment area, while others charge per unit or syringe of BOTOX® Cosmetic. We will happily provide a cost estimate during your consultation. In general, you can expect to pay more for larger treatment areas and those that require a greater number of injections.
It’s important to note that BOTOX® Cosmetic pricing also varies depending on your injector’s experience. Be sure to seek out a skilled provider who can ensure a safe treatment and great results. Our talented injector, Hilla, works under the supervision of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey.
Is BOTOX® painful?
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are worlds apart from traditional shots. They are administered through a fine-gauge needle for your comfort.
Most patients experience only a quick pinch or twinge during their appointment. If you’re concerned about the treatment, you can ask for a topical numbing cream or ice.
Is BOTOX® safe?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a safe prescription medicine with a great track record. It’s the most extensively researched and studied injectable of its kind.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is backed by over 16 years of published studies and is approved for use in 98 countries. What’s more, millions of satisfied patients have relied on it to achieve smoother and more youthful-looking skin!
Are there side effects to BOTOX®?
You may experience mild and temporary side effects after getting BOTOX® Cosmetic. These include minor bruising, swelling, and discomfort at the injection site. Talk to Hilla to learn more about the possible side effects of treatment.
If you’re over-injected, you may be left with a frozen look. Visiting a skilled provider is the best way to avoid this poor result. Fortunately, BOTOX® Cosmetic isn’t permanent and will fade over several months.
How to prepare for your BOTOX® procedure
Preparing for a BOTOX® Cosmetic appointment is simple. You will be asked to avoid alcohol and non-prescription NSAIDs for several days prior to treatment to reduce the risk of bruising. You should also remember to drink and eat something on the day of your appointment. And try not to wear makeup when you come in for injections.
We will provide detailed pre-treatment instructions before your BOTOX® Cosmetic visit. Call our office if you have any questions about what you should or shouldn’t do.
Choose an Experienced, Skilled BOTOX® Injector
It is important to choose an experienced injector to provide BOTOX®. An experienced injector like Hilla knows the proper dosing and placement to produce the most flattering, effective results. A trained and experienced BOTOX® provider like Hilla knows how to utilize an injection technique that reduces fine lines without reducing the expressiveness of your face. She takes the time necessary to understand your goals and plan your treatment accordingly.
Your BOTOX® Cosmetic Consultation
To find out if you are a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic in Scottsdale, please call the practice of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey at 480-767-7700. Dr. Corey has been providing cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments in Arizona since 1993. He is proud to help people from across the state achieve their goals, including from Phoenix, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler and Tempe.
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