Botox Cosmetic Procedures
Botox Cosmetic Procedures are used as non-surgical treatments to improve a person’s cosmetic appearance. Besides being non-surgical, other advantages are that it is quick and effective. It is also used as an alternative treatment for temporo-mandibular joint disorders. Practioners have been using Botox for years and their techniques are very refined to deliver the best outcomes for the patients.
Where is Botox used for Cosmetic Procedures?
Botox is most commonly used to erase or minimize wrinkles in the face. The areas of the face that are most “wrinkle prone” are the frown lines on the forehead above the nose, crow’s feet around the outside corners of the eyes, forehead lines, and lipstick lines on the outside edges of the lips. Other facial areas that might be appropriate for treatment are the upper lip and chin. Dr. Nguyen can advise you on which areas of your face would be most appropriate for Botox cosmetic treatments.
Who can benefit from Botox Cosmetic Procedures?
Both men and women can benefit from these cosmetic procedures. Any adult who would like to have a younger, more refreshed look can request this treatment. The reduction or elimination of frown lines and forehead lines can give an individual a much more relaxed appearance. Younger patients who wish to maintain their youthful appearance can request a cosmetic evaluation from Dr. Nguyen.
Do the Botox injections hurt?
Dr. Nguyen uses the tiniest needles for the Botox injections. Most people say they feel like “bug bites.” But should you be more sensitive then Dr. Nguyen can numb the areas with cold packs or an anesthetic cream. Laughing Gas (nitrous oxide) can be used for those that are most uncomfortable.
When do the Botox Cosmetic treatments start to work and how long will they last?
Every person is different and will have slightly different results. In general, the patient will begin to experience the positive benefits within 24 to 48 hours. The treated areas can continue to show improvement up to one month. Most patients have positive results that last up to 4 months.
What are the Risks of Botox Cosmetic Procedures?
All medical and cosmetic procedures have some risk. However, Botox Cosmetic Treatments have proven to be very safe, although some patients can experience different side effects. Botox works by temporarily reducing muscular activity in the injected area. Because of the weakening of the muscles in the treated area, the most common side effects are drooping eyelids, blurred or double vision, and muscle weakness – all of which are temporary side effects.