Botox Q & A

How does Botox work?

Botox blocks nerve impulses, which in turn forces certain key muscles to relax. When the muscles that cause wrinkles are forced to relax, the wrinkles above those muscles will also relax. Botox also prevents the wrinkles from forming again, because it’s more difficult to move the muscles causing them.

Before and After Botox

What type of wrinkles does Botox treat?

Botox treats the type of wrinkles that are created by motion. These wrinkles, known as dynamic wrinkles, typically appear in areas like the forehead, between the eyebrows, and next to the eyes (crow’s feet.) The other type of wrinkle, that which is caused by depletion of collagen and elastin, can’t be treated by Botox but is ideal for dermal filler treatment. Botox and dermal fillers can be combined to eliminate both dynamic and static wrinkles in the face.

How long does it take to see Botox results?

It may take up to 7-10 days to see results from Botox treatment. Many patients have visible results before that time, however.

How long does Botox last?

The effects of Botox can last for up to 4 months. Patients who receive Botox on a regular basis get the most longevity from their Botox treatments.

Botox ProcedureNo injectable anesthesia is needed for Botox treatments. A cold pack is used to minimize discomfort, pain, and swelling. If the patient is very sensitive, a topical anesthetic may also be used. Is any anesthesia needed for Botox treatments?

How long does Botox treatment take?

Botox is an outpatient treatment that is performed in just 10-15 minutes. This treatment is easily scheduled on a lunch break, as the patient can go right back to their job or regular routine immediately.

What special precautions should patients take after Botox treatment?

After Botox treatment, patients should avoid sun exposure (including tanning beds) and should not lay flat for 4 hours after the treatment. Patients should also avoid bending over for at least 4 hours to avoid movement of the Botox. Blood thinner medications should be avoided, as this can cause bruising. Any direct pressure on the treatment area should be avoided, as well.

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Submitted on 06/01/2018
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Submitted on 06/01/2018
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Suzanne R.

Submitted on 08/01/2018
I have been a patient of Dr. Mark for over 10 years and have had MANY procedures done by him and Michelle. I absolutely love their work, and they are also wonderful people! I credit Dr. Mark for making me always look youthful and never overdone. I recommend Younique to everyone I know!

Dina A.

Submitted on 15/03/2018
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Valerie P.

Submitted on 24/03/2018
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Submitted on 13/03/2018
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