BOTOX treatments can help to radically smooth wrinkle lines, forehead lines, crow’s-feet , “11’s” (vertical lines between your eyebrows) and bunny lines around the nose. Treatment with BOTOX greatly reduces the appearances of these wrinkles and it also prevents the formation of new wrinkles. BOTOX injections are performed in the office setting, have virtually no downtime and its effects are reliable. This proven cosmetic solution will make you look refreshed, revitalized, and younger.
Dr. Long is very experienced in the application of BOTOX and since Dr. Long is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, you can rest assured that he has completed the required training to perform Cosmetic BOTOX Injections. Many “Injection Doctors” claim to have extensive experience in BOTOX treatments, however, oftentimes they haven’t undergone the required training to be expert in its administration. With Dr. Long you can be comfortable that Botox injections under his guidance will give you natural looking results.
How does BOTOX work?
Very small amounts of BOTOX (botulinum toxin), a purified protein, are injected into specific areas to improve lines, wrinkles and furrows. The injection blocks the muscle activity that causes facial wrinkle lines and as a result smoothens the skin.
BOTOX is administered with very short and small needles making the injection process comfortable. Light topical anesthesia is administered and more than an evenings downtime is not expected. Bruising is uncommon.
In 3 to 4 days after treatment you will start to notice a younger, more relaxed appearance
What can BOTOX treatments do for me?
Quick, safe and effective, BOTOX reduces or eliminates facial lines and wrinkles for up to four months with little to no downtime and very little discomfort. Through a series of tiny injections, BOTOX gives you a rejuvenated look by smoothing crow’s feet around the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead and even worry lines around the mouth.
What areas of my face can be treated?
Dr. Long uses BOTOX to treat frown lines, crow’s feet, worry lines and other areas of the face. Dr. Long works with each patient to understand the goals for treatment in order to maximize the effect.
When will I see results from a treatment?
Within 3 to 4 days, you can begin to see improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last for up to 4 months. Individual results may vary.
Is treatment painful?
BOTOX administration is associated with minimal discomfort that is brief. Prior to injection, Dr. Long may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or topical anesthetic cream.
Why go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for treatment?
Practitioners who are not residency trained in the administration of BOTOX injections have been found to have a higher rate of complications. Among the most common complaints is over treatment, where too much BOTOX is injected which can result in drooping eyelids, a sagging brow or a frozen forehead.
What are the risks of Botox?
Risks or side effects of BOTOX are rare, mild and temporary. The most common side effects are headaches and temporary redness or bruising of the skin at the site of injection. Uncommonly, slight drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of expression may occur. Any risk of complication can be reduced by choosing a qualified and experienced physician.
Are there other treatment options?
In addition to BOTOX , there are two other FDA approved botulinum toxins on the US market: Dysport and Xeomin. Dr. Long believes branded BOTOX provides the most predictable results for a majority of his patients.
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