For many people, Botox injections have proved to be a positive “game-changer.” Whether used for cosmetic or medical purposes, Botox has increased the quality of life for thousands of Americans.
In addition, patient “satisfaction ratings” for Botox injections are impressive, with more than 90% of patients reporting they were satisfied with their results. Aesthetic providers like Wilson Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale use Botox to address various cosmetic and medical goals. Botox treats the underlying cause of wrinkles when injected into the face by relaxing the muscles that cause them.
Derived from a bacteria called Clostridium botulinum, Botox is safe and effective in blocking selected nerves from receiving chemical signals.
Botox injections temporarily block selected muscles from moving, which can have significant cosmetic and medical benefits, from reducing wrinkles to preventing hyperhidrosis (significant underarm sweating). The effects of Botox are temporary, and regular treatments are often necessary to achieve optimal results.
Botox can lessen and smooth wrinkles by blocking facial muscle contractions. This muscle-blocking effect also can have medical applications.
Botox injections can often help ease back and neck pain, uncontrolled eyelid blinking, “lazy eye,” and some forms of urinary and bladder incontinence. Botox is also frequently effective in preventing or reducing migraine headaches and is sometimes used to reduce excessive underarm sweating. Remember, Botox injections should never be administered by anyone other than a highly-trained medical professional like the ones at Wilson Plastic Surgery.
You may not qualify for Botox injections if you have a breathing disorder, difficulty swallowing, or any condition that may cause excessive bleeding. Patients with myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome are discouraged from seeking Botox treatment.
If you are a candidate for Botox injections, you’ll need to provide your full medical history and let your doctor know if you have received previous Botox treatment. Your doctor may direct you to suspend the use of any blood-thinning medications or supplements for a specified period before and after your injections.
While Botox is undoubtedly the most well-known name in cosmetic botulinum toxin products, a handful of comparable products have arrived on the market in recent years to provide consumers with various options for treating dynamic wrinkles.
Speaking of efficiency, Dysport has also been shown to produce slightly longer-lasting results, requiring fewer treatments to maintain results. Furthermore, Dysport’s results appear as quickly as 24 hours after treatment. Jeuveau also has its unique advantages. Jeuveau’s ingredients, applications, and results are very similar to Botox. However, its formulation is slightly different. It uses an advanced purification process (“Hi-Pure” technology) that may offer an increased sense of comfort for patients new to botulinum toxin injections.
Your treatment will typically take place in your doctor’s office. Using a thin needle, your doctor will inject minimal amounts of Botox into targeted areas of your skin or muscles.
You may treat multiple areas in a single session. The injections are not painful, but your doctor will likely numb your skin before your procedure. It’s important to remember not to rub your treated areas for at least 24 hours following your injections.
It usually takes between one and three days for your Botox injections to begin to “work.” As your muscles relax and become immobilized, you will notice a reduction or elimination of wrinkles and a “smoothing and relaxing” effect on your face. The benefits of Botox are not permanent. To maintain your results, you will need regular follow-up injections, separated by at least three months.
Wilson Plastic Surgery provides expert application of Botox at our offices in Scottsdale and Mesa. Botox injections should always be prescribed and administered by trained medical professionals.
Dr. Wesley G. Wilson is a board-certified plastic surgeon and is specially trained and experienced in performing safe and effective Botox injections. At Wilson Plastic Surgery, you get Dr. Wilson doing the injections, not a nurse or aesthetician. The price is higher than at your local med spa, but you get top-notch expertise. Dr. Wilson invites you to schedule a consultation to determine if Botox is right for you. Wilson Plastic Surgery offers Botox, Dysport, and Jeuveau to patients in the Scottsdale, Gilbert, and Chandler areas.
Side effects may include muscle weakness, hives, facial or throat swelling, flu-like symptoms, and vision changes. Patients with any type of active infection should postpone Botox injections until the infection has resolved.
The selection of your surgeon is important in having aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery and obtaining the best results. When you choose Dr. Wilson at Wilson Plastic Surgery Center in Mesa and Scottsdale, you are choosing a dedicated, experienced professional who believes in giving you the results you want.
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