Here’s you need to know about Botox Cosmetic
What is BOTOX Cosmetic in Seattle?
BOTOX Cosmetic, onabotulinumtoxinA, is an injectable neuromodulator or neurotoxin that relaxes wrinkles. It was the first of its kind injectable to be widely used to temporarily relax unwanted facial expression wrinkles. BOTOX is a highly purified botulinum toxin protein that is FDA-approved to temporarily improve the appearance on moderate to severe frown lines, forehead lines and crow’s feet. To learn more about if BOTOX® is the right option for the treatment of your wrinkles, we recommend you consult with a SkinMD Seattle specialist.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic in Seattle work?
All BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are performed by Dr. Balogun herself at SkinMD Seattle. After consulting with you to determine your wrinkle treatment needs, Dr. Balogun and her team will explain the benefits, limitations, supporting and complementary modalities as well as the details of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments if it is indicated for your specific aesthetic goals.
Seattle BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments take about ten minutes to complete after consultation and facial treatment mapping. There is no social downtime or recovery period, although we will have you limit physical activity right after your treatment session. Wrinkle relaxation may be noticed in as little as two to three days. Patients will experience smoother looking skin for up to 3 months.
When should I expect to see results from BOTOX® Cosmetic in Seattle?
After getting your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, you may return to your normal, non-strenuous activities. Treated muscles begin to relax in as little as two to three days and maximum relaxation is visible at fourteen days. You may experience some mild, short-lived, common side effects like pain at the injection sites, skin redness, swelling and bruising after treatments that will typically resolve within a few days. We provide you with recommended post-treatment instructions after completing your injection session.
How many BOTOX® Cosmetic injections would I need to treat my wrinkles and fine lines?
The amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic each patient will require to smooth their wrinkles is generally based on muscle mass, activity and area of concern. To find out exactly how many BOTOX® Cosmetic units you will need, consult with our medical specialists.
What other areas can BOTOX® Cosmetic in Seattle be used?
At SkinMD Seattle, Dr. Balogun uses BOTOX® Cosmetic for both FDA-approved and “off-label” indications. Off-label indicates the use of medication or device for a clinical purpose that was not pert of its FDA clinical approval. This practice is very common and legal.
In addition to the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic for relaxing and smoothing frown lines, forehead furrows, crow’s feet lines and reducing excessive underarm sweating, we also use BOTOX® Cosmetic for the following indications:
- • Smooth “bunny lines” on the sides of the nose
- • Reduce vertical lip lines
- • Lessen gummy smile
- • Raise the tip of the nose for “nose lift”
- • Lift downturned mouth corners
- • Flip or evert lip line for “lip flip”
- • Improve chin dimpling and creasing
- • Elevate lateral eyebrows
- • Reduce facial redness
- • Diminish platysmal neck bands (Nefertiti neck lift)
- • Jaw reduction/ Masseter reduction (also known as lower face slimming or V-shaped jawline). Also can help TMJ and teeth grinding too!
- • Decrease facial oiliness for oily acne-prone skin
Am I a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic in Seattle?
If you would like to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic for improving the appearance of wrinkles, contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment!
Botox for wrinkles before and after photos