Botox®

Overview
 

Botox Cosmetic is a non-surgical injection which can temporarily smooth dynamic lines and wrinkles of the face and neck. A variety of wrinkles can be treated including forehead creases, frown lines, crow’s feet, and neck bands. Botox, which is the purified form of botulinum toxin, works by blocking the nerve impulses and temporarily relaxing the muscles responsible for wrinkling. The result is a smoother, more youthful and refreshed appearance. Botox Cosmetic was FDA approved in 2002.

How does Botox work?

Botox is the sterilized and purified form of botulinum toxin. When injected into certain muscles responsible for wrinkling, Botox blocks the nerve impulses and temporarily relaxes the muscles. This allows current wrinkles to be smoothed and keeps new wrinkles from occurring. The results of Botox cosmetic are temporary and the injections will need to be repeated every 3 to 6 months in order to maintain the results.

Who is a good candidate for Botox treatments?

Healthy men and women who are looking to improve lines of the f ace and neck may be good candidates for treatment with Botox. Botox should not be performed on pregnant women or individuals with certain neuromuscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis, ALS, or Lambert-Eaton Syndrome.

Botox package

What to expect?

Dr. Rodgers performs Botox treatments in the office, a process that takes as little as 15 minutes. Botox is administered directly into the muscle with several tiny injections.

There is no downtime and patients are able to resume normal activity immediately. The effect of the treatment can be seen within 5 - 7 days. Like many injectable procedures some swelling, redness or bruising can occur at the injection site, though these side effects clear up quickly. The results of Botox treatments will last as long as 3 – 6 months! Schedule your free consultation today.