As we age, our outer brows and eyebrows shift from their original positions due to the underlying muscle tension and give us a changed appearance. Botox injections can address and correct these issues. Our specialists use Botox on specific depressor and erector muscles. These muscles are responsible for the contraction or the relaxation state of various parts of the face. That is how Botox can bring you a more relaxed and youthful-looking face.
It really depends on the problem to address; fillers are gels meant to fill in crease and wrinkles, restore lost volume and Botox is meant to relax muscle tensions causing wrinkles over time. Best outcomes are often achieved with a combination of both. Unlike dermal fillers, Botox injections take effect gradually: within three to five days following the injection, with full results observed around ten days later. The effects last from three to six months and fillers (HA based) between 4 and 24 months, depending on the brand and one’s reaction to the product.
Yes, you have to but only if you want to achieve optimal and lasting results. Injections are scheduled to be administered depending on the lasting effects of the product used. As an example, Allergan Botox can safely be administered every six months and Hugel should be injected every four months.
It is best to not skip the re-injection periods to ensure some stability in the results, however nothing more frequent than every three months as it could lead to some counterproductive effects. If you stop having Botox, you will simply lose the benefits of the past treatments and your skin will gradually go back to its original condition.
Depending on the satisfaction brought by the brand used, you might plan for two to three Botox treatments yearly.
We believe that a carefully planned approach is preferable. Too many Botox injections can adversely affect the aesthetic rendition. And too frequent Botox injections might provoke resistance to the product rendering it inefficient.
You should avoid laying down, rubbing the areas of injections during the next four hours. Stay away from laser treatments, sauna, and steam rooms within two weeks following the procedure. You should maintain your skin regimen and treatment if any.
Botox will be injected intramuscularly by our expert doctors. This process will take up to 20 minutes of your time. You might feel a bit of discomfort. Nonetheless, it is transitory and you may return home shortly after treatment as there is no need for hospitalization.
The charge depends on the brand that you choose and the exact amount of Botox needed for the type of treatment involved. I suggest you check out our treatment rates page to see a complete list of our fees.