What is Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetic is an injectable treatment comprised of botulinum toxin type A. It works by temporarily relaxing the facial muscles that contract when facial expressions are made— this process is called neuromodulation. Botox can smooth lines and wrinkles in the face; on the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, and at the corners of the eyes. Botox is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the Seattle, Mercer Island, and Issaquah area.
Who is a Candidate?
Individuals who can benefit from Botox are experiencing signs of aging such as:
- Deep lines between the eyes
- A tired or angry appearance because of sagging or wrinkles
- Lines on the forehead (frown lines)
- Asymmetrical eyebrows
- Crow’s feet
Good candidates will be in good general health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of their treatment. The best way to determine if this treatment is right for you is through a consultation with one of our dermatologists.
What Happens During Treatment?
During treatment, a small, fine needle is used to precisely inject Botox into the treatment areas. Treatment is quick, usually only taking about 15-20 minutes to complete. Most patients can tolerate the slight pinch, but we can supply a topical anesthetic for your comfort.
Recovery and Results
Following Botox® injections, patients can return to their everyday activities. However, strenuous activity should be avoided for the rest of the day. Swelling, redness, and bruising may occur, which is temporary. Results should be noticeable within a week and can last for 3-6 months. You’ll receive detailed Botox aftercare instructions from our expert injectors.
Frequently Asked Questions
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