Botox® - FAQ's
Frequently Asked Questions about Botox
Q. What is Botox Cosmetic treatment?
A. It is a simple, non-surgical procedure that smoothes the deep persistent lines that have developed over time between your brows, on your forehead or in the corners of your eyes.
Q. What is Botox Cosmetic?
A. Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein derived from the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause the frown lines between the brows to form over time.
Q. How is it applied?
A. One ten-minute treatment - a few tiny injections - relaxes the muscles that cause those deep, persistent lines to form and keeps them relaxed up to four months.
More Frequently Asked Questions about Botox
Q. When will I start to see results?
A. You should begin to see a significant improvement within a few days.
Q. Is there any discomfort?
A. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injecting, your doctor or nurse may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes, and most people return directly to work or normal activity following Botox Cosmetic treatment.
Q. How long does it last?
A. Botox Cosmetic lasts up to four months.
Q. Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
A. Although the results are dramatic, a treatment with Botox Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes the lines to form is simply reduced, so you can frown, smile, or look surprised without the creases and wrinkles.
Q. Are there any side effects?
A. It's unlikely that you'll develop any significant side effects, but you may notice slight bruising where Botox Cosmetic was injected. This is only temporary and can be covered by makeup. Rare side effects include headache, respiratory infection, flu-like symptoms, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea.
Q. Is Botox Cosmetic affordable?
A. When considering your facial aesthetic options, Botox Cosmetic is very affordable. According to the survey carried out by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in 2003, Botox Cosmetic is one of the least expensive facial aesthetic procedures in the United States. Like other appearance-related investments, such as hair coloring and cuts, teeth whitening, and chemical peels, the cost must be weighed relative to your expectations.
Q. How is price determined?
A. The price depends on the number of Botox Cosmetic units that are injected into the treated area. A typical treatment of frown lines, for instance, requires 20 units of Botox Cosmetic.
Q. What is your price per area?
A. Since everyone is different, the prices per area may vary - they always depend on the number of Botox Cosmetic units injected into the area. This is determined during your consultation.
Q. Who does the injecting?
A. To get the best results, it's important to go to a doctor or a registered nurse who is experienced in administering Botox Cosmetic. Medical practitioners at Dermavita have performed thousands of successful Botox Cosmetic injections.
Q. Where can I find more information about Botox Cosmetic?
A. Medical practitioners at Dermavita offer complementary consultations to explain the procedure in greater detail and assess approximate pricing. Call for an appointment today at (425) 739-0808.
Q. Do men use Botox Cosmetic?
A. A man who has pronounced lines between his brows may be perceived as angry or stressed - and he doesn't want to look that way. That's why it's not surprising that men are also choosing Botox Cosmetic, a non-surgical administered treatment.
Talk to our doctor about whether Botox Cosmetic is right for you, and learn more about getting started with Botox Cosmetic.
Important Safety Information
Botox Cosmetic is contraindicated in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation.
Serious and/or immediate hypersensitivity reactions have been rarely reported. These reactions include anaphylaxis, urticaria, soft tissue edema, and dyspnea. If such a reaction occurs, further Botox Cosmetic injection should be discontinued and appropriate medical therapy immediately instituted.
Patients with neuromuscular disorders may be at increased risk of clinically significant systemic effects including severe dyphagia (swallowing difficulties) and respiratory compromise from typical doses of Botox Cosmetic.