Botox is a popular cosmetic injection that reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes. Dr. Lalezar’s medical team delivers personalized Botox injections to reduce expression lines without freezing your expressions.
Reduce Unwanted Dynamic Wrinkles
Botox is a neuromodulator, meaning it alters the activity of the nerve cells that control your muscles. When injected into the targeted muscles, it blocks the transmission of nerve signals, causing the associated muscles to relax. When injected into targeted facial muscles, Botox softens the dynamic wrinkles caused by the contraction of facial muscles.
Botox Treats The Following:
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Expression lines around the nose and mouth
- Other dynamic wrinkles on the face and neck
How Botox Works
The active ingredient in Botox is a protein called botulinum toxin, produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It is a powerful neurotoxin that blocks the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter necessary for muscle contraction. When injected into the targeted muscles, it relaxes your muscles, reducing the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.
Your Botox Experience
Before starting treatment, you will have a consultation with our medical providers. They will assess your facial muscles and skin to determine the appropriate dosage and treatment areas. The actual treatment takes just a few minutes. A fine needle is used to inject Botox into the targeted muscles. Some patients may experience slight discomfort during the injections, but this can be minimized with numbing cream or ice pack.
Your Recovery Journey
After your treatment, you can resume your normal activities right away. You may experience minor swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site, but these should resolve within a few days. Please avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for the first 24 hours to prevent the product from spreading. You should also avoid strenuous exercise and exposure to heat for the first 24 hours to minimize swelling.
Benefits of Botox:
- Quick and relatively painless treatment
- Address the root cause of dynamic wrinkles
- Improves overall facial skin quality
- No downtime or recovery period
- Long-lasting results — 3 to 4 months per session
- Can be combined with dermal fillers for more comprehensive results
The Botox Results: Onset & Longevity
The results of Botox are usually visible within a few days, although it can take up to a week for the full effects to be seen. The results typically last for 3 to 4 months, after which the effects will gradually wear off, and the muscles will return to their normal level of contraction. To maintain the results, touch-up treatments will be necessary every few months.