With over 6.5 million treatments performed in the United States each year, BOTOX® cosmetic is the most popular aesthetic treatment performed today. BOTOX® has been used in medicine for over 90 years and was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use over two decades ago. BOTOX® has an extremely safe profile for both medical and cosmetic use, as well as its partner injectable, Dysport®.
Where Can I Have BOTOX® Injections On My Face?
Because of the way that botulinum toxins behave, both Dysport® and BOTOX® injections can smooth many facial areas. Regardless who injects BOTOX® cosmetic, it will have the same effect: smoothing wrinkles and lines in your forehead, around your eyes, and surrounding your mouth. However; a natural, BOTOX result has more to it than simply smoothing out wrinkles.
The human face has 43 muscles, strategic placement into the right muscle(s) , and the proper dose will result in a rested and youthful look. Injecting randomly to smooth wrinkles is what results in many of the unwanted looks associated with BOTOX® injections: droopy eyes, “evil eyebrows,” or just a fake, frozen appearance. Dr. Siegel’s expertise in facial plastic surgery and his thousands of completed Dysport® and BOTOX® treatments have given him the skills to create results that will make you look refreshed.
What Is The Proper Aftercare For BOTOX® injections?
During your procedure, Dr. Siegel uses the smallest available needle on the market to inject the Dysport® or BOTOX® units, so the risk of inflammation is greatly reduced. This will also minimize the discomfort. Most of our patients say that it feels like a tiny pinch and nothing more and return to their work schedule immediately.
Following your injections, you may want to ice the treatment sites to help reduce or avoid any possible inflammation or bruising, which is rare. The only restriction after treatment is avoiding massage to the injection sites, as this could interfere with your results. Lying down or abstaining from strenuous physical activity following your BOTOX® treatment are advocated by other providers, but Dr. Siegel has found these actions have little effect. Of course, your post-BOTOX® instructions may vary depending on your specific treatment your personal circumstances. Dr. Siegel and our team will provide you with precise guidelines, so you achieve optimal results.
How Does Cosmetic BOTOX® Differ From Medical BOTOX®?
BOTOX® has been used in medicine for nearly a century. Physicians may use medical BOTOX® to treat conditions such as excessive sweating, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, vision problems, neck spasms, and chronic migraines, to name a few.
Cosmetic BOTOX®, in contrast, is used to enhance the appearance of the face by smoothing the skin and softening wrinkles. While the ingredient is the same, cosmetic and medical BOTOX® have different labels and are approved by the FDA for each type of use. Dr. Siegel administers cosmetic BOTOX®. If you believe you may need medical BOTOX® to resolve migraines or another health condition, we suggest that you discuss this with your general practitioner or an appropriate specialist (such as an ophthalmologist for an eye disorder). If you are interested in both types of BOTOX®, Dr. Siegel can discuss this with you at your initial consultation.
Is BOTOX Safe?
When injected by an expert, BOTOX is an exceptionally safe treatment. Side effects are extremely rare. The only problem that can arise is when an injector uses too much of the product or injects it into the wrong area. You can stay safe and enjoy the smoothing effect by ensuring your injections are performed by Dr. Siegel.
How Much do BOTOX Injections Cost?
The cost of BOTOX injections will vary, based upon the number of areas you want treated, and the number of units needed to achieve your vision. To discover what the cost will be for you, you are invited to a private consultation. Generally, BOTOX injections are one of the most affordable anti-aging treatments available.