BOTOX Frequently Asked Questions
To diminish the effects of aging and to avoid lines, wrinkles, and lax skin from occurring on the forehead and upper face, Nadomi Medspa in Wareham, MA is pleased to offer BOTOX. This facial rejuvenation treatment offers amazing results and is popular among both women and men. BOTOX can make a dramatic improvement to dynamic facial wrinkles, which are the result of expressions and movement with the contracting muscles on the forehead. These facial lines go away when the face is relaxed, but dynamic creases can still remain. This wrinkle relaxer is a purified strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily freezes the movements of the underlying tissue and muscle. To diminish the appearance of these static lines and wrinkles, BOTOX is carefully injected to relax and soften the skin. This specific injection is most commonly administered by board-certified physician Dr. Nada Zaknoun between the brows where the number "11" appears, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and throughout the forehead.
BOTOX Procedure Technique
BOTOX injections are used for patients who hope to diminish and soften the visible look of dynamic wrinkles, lines, and moderate folds on their upper face in a nonsurgical way. BOTOX is often thought of as a preventive anti-aging treatment, even if static wrinkles have not yet formed — keep in mind how often you find yourself making facial expressions. It is an effective, noninvasive solution if you have obvious forehead wrinkles or frown lines between the brows. It is also a solution for Crow's feet around the eyes. If you experience more severe and deeper lines, a combination of BOTOX and a filler may be a better option.
BOTOX Smile Without Worry
BOTOX injectable treatments are available as an outpatient procedure right at Nadomi Medspa. If it is your first time to visit our office in Wareham, MA to receive BOTOX, we commonly perform the treatment within the same day as your initial consultation with Dr. Zaknoun. You will be asked to make a few expressions using your upper face, like frowning, squinting, smiling, etc., to help us to determine where the injections are best placed. The face will be prepared and BOTOX will be injected under the skin using a fine needle, followed with a cool compress to help reduce bruising, swelling, and discomfort. You can ask for a numbing cream to help make the procedure more comfortable, but it is usually not needed. BOTOX treatments typically take around 10 – 15 minutes, after which you may return to your normal daily activities with no required recovery period.
What to Expect with BOTOX®
Following BOTOX injections, you are allowed to return to your usual schedule, although strenuous activities, like exercise, should be postponed for a minimum of a day. You will be advised to sleep with your head propped up for at least one night and to avoid touching your face, which can accidentally spread the BOTOX to other areas. The injected sections of your face can become red, bruised, or swollen for a couple of days, but you should not have any long-lasting or serious side effects. In the majority of cases, it often takes around one week before the final results of BOTOX become visible. The results generally last 3 – 4 months. You can talk to Dr. Zaknoun about when to make a follow-up appointment at Nadomi Medspa to refresh your results.
BOTOX Ideal Candidates
How much does BOTOX cost?
The total cost for BOTOX injections will be based on the amount of product that is needed. This varies to fit your unique goals. In your consultation, Dr. Zaknoun will form your custom treatment plan and then she can discuss cost estimates. BOTOX produces impressive results when injected by an experienced injector, like Dr. Zaknoun. However, it can be dangerous if performed by someone who doesn't have experience, which is why you should avoid any place that is advertising discounted or off-brand injections.
How long will my results last?
Improvements from BOTOX may be visible for as long as four months. Usually, patients schedule a visit every quarter to sustain their results; however, you can come back earlier. If you are receiving BOTOX before wrinkles are visible for a proactive measure, you can schedule visits further apart. After hearing your concerns and forming your BOTOX plan, Dr. Zaknoun will be able to tell you when you should schedule your next visit.
What is the difference between wrinkle relaxers and fillers?
Injectable wrinkle relaxers (including BOTOX) and injectable wrinkle fillers (including Restylane and Juvéderm) are both procedures that improve the appearance of wrinkles and correct fine lines. BOTOX works by relaxing overused muscles in your face that create dynamic wrinkles, including frown lines (which appear between your eyebrows), Crow's feet (which appear in the outer edges of your eyes), smile lines, and forehead wrinkles. Dermal fillers increase volume below the skin to correct depressions and improve fine lines throughout your face. Based on your goals, Dr. Zaknoun may suggest BOTOX, fillers, or a "liquid facelift," which combines both.
What is the difference between BOTOX and other injectable wrinkle relaxers?
BOTOX and most other popular wrinkle relaxers on the market are brands of injectable wrinkle relaxers that contain botulinum toxin. They all relax the treated muscles to improve dynamic wrinkles; however, each brand is made to treat specific needs. Some of the small differences between them include the amount in each dose, how far the treatment spreads, and how long the results last.
Is BOTOX safe?
As long as it is applied correctly, BOTOX should not cause serious complications. However, it is important to choose someone with experience and training injecting BOTOX, like Dr. Zaknoun. Overinjecting BOTOX may give you bad results. An experienced injector will apply the right dose to safely relax the muscles causing the unwanted wrinkles without affecting nearby muscles. Quickly becoming one of the most requested cosmetic treatments, BOTOX is considered safe and has earned approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Along with its cosmetic uses, BOTOX can also be used as a treatment for medical issues, including excessive sweating, facial spasms, migraines, and uncontrollable blinking.
No more worrying! You can frown, smile, laugh, and make any face you want without seeing wrinkles and lines with BOTOX wrinkle treatments. To smooth out lines throughout the face, we invite you to schedule a consultation appointment with board-certified physician Dr. Zaknoun in Wareham, MA to discover more about this revolutionary nonsurgical relaxer for wrinkles.