Botox is a natural, purified protein approved by the FDA.
How long do Botox injections last?
- Botox injections typically last between 3 and 12 months
- Botox injections are used to smooth wrinkled skin in areas such as the forehead, neck and around the eyes
Why Botox Injections
Botox is a great, natural way to smooth skin and rejuvenate your appearance without surgery.
The injections are safe for patients between 18 and 65 when prescribed and injected properly. Our double-board certified, Dr. Andrew Campbell, highly recommends having a licensed and trained medical professional administer your injections for best results.
Botox is commonly injected around the eyes, forehead and neck.
At Quintessa, we often use Botox injections to treat frown lines between the eyes and eyebrows, as well as crow’s feet around the eyes, forehead wrinkles, and thick bands in the neck.
Botox has also been successful in relieving migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and muscle spasms.
what to expect after botox injections
While Botox injections are likely to last between 3 and 12 months, we recommend follow-up treatments every 3 to 6 months in order to maintain your new look. Most patients can resume normal activities following treatment as long as the Botox is not pushed or directed outside the of the location where it was placed.
Common side effects from Botox injections include temporary redness, swelling and bruising while the substance diffuses into the muscle fibers.
how much does botox cost?
Botox injection cost is best determined by a complimentary consultation. During your consultation, you will learn exactly how much a Botox injection will cost for your unique procedure and roughly how many units will be required for optimal results.
For added savings, you can also explore our available Injectable Bundles.
In addition, we now offer you the opportunity to pre-pay for your Botox by the unit at a great price. If you are looking to save hundreds of dollars each year on your injections, this program is for you!
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BEFORE AND AFTER
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Can Botox help with my under eye wrinkles?
Botox can help under eye wrinkles, but not in everyone. Basically, there are two reasons for under eye wrinkles, excess muscle activity, or excess / poor quality skin. The prior can be treated with Botox, the latter can not. If you have excess skin and it is bunching when you smile because the cheek lifts, then excision of the extra skin or laser tightening of the extra skin would be necessary. If excess muscle motion is contributing to the wrinkles, then Botox can help. An experienced surgeon can usually tell what the problem is during an examination. If a patient really wants to avoid a minor surgery, or lasers, then we usually recommend they try the Botox as there is very little risk.
Can Botox around the jawline help lift my skin at the jawline?
Botox placed in the platysma muscle just below the jowl can theoretically relax this muscle and allow the jowl to lift a little. Treating the bands in the neck can also help soften them, but overall, the effect is rather subtle. Placing filler in front of the jowl can give the illusion that the jowl is lifted and the jawline becomes more defined. The most effective way to lift along the jawline would be a mini facelift, something that can be performed right in our office with minimal downtime.
How many units of Botox are needed for the forehead?
Everyone's facial muscles are different. Therefore, everyone's Botox treatment should be different. Using 20 units in the 11 lines is pretty typical for the forehead location, especially if you don’t have any lines there yet and are looking to “low dose” the area just for prevention. Many of our patients have had success using lower doses of Botox as a preventive treatment.In other cases, using 15 units may be most appropriate for the forehead depending on the activity of the frontalis muscle and it's size. Again, every Botox treatment should be customized. We want to relax the forehead muscles, but we don't want to completely relax those muscles to the point where you can't move your brows at all, so it depends on your anatomy as to how many units that would require. Sometimes we will use a lower dose for the first treatment to see if that's enough and use more the second time if necessary.Make sure you see an injector with extensive experience. An inexperienced injector can be a real inconvenience if you don't get the result you desire.Read More