Take Years Off Your Appearance with BOTOX® Cosmetic
Everyday stress, environmental factors, and the natural aging process can all contribute to facial lines and wrinkles. At Robles Plastic Surgery in Phoenix, AZ, we offer BOTOX Cosmetic as a simple and minimally invasive treatment to eliminate years of wrinkles and lines for a more youthful appearance. Dr. Ramon Robles can carefully plan your treatment with Botox for the most effective results.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is an FDA-approved injectable derived from botulinum toxin. This substance temporarily paralyzes the muscles responsible for lines and wrinkles. In turn, the wrinkles relax, resulting in a smoother, fuller appearance.
Who is a Candidate for Botox?
Botox is a versatile procedure that is safe and effective for patients between the ages of 18 and 65. This treatment addresses a wide array of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and between the brows
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Lip lines
- Wrinkles around the mouth, neck, and chin
Patients considering Botox should have a clear understanding of the treatment and reasonable expectations for their outcome. It should be noted that individuals who are pregnant or nursing are not eligible for this procedure.
Preparing for Your Treatment
To determine if Botox is right for you, Dr. Robles will first see you for an initial consultation. During this visit, he will review your health history in detail to make sure there are no contraindications to treatment. He will also ask about your aesthetic goals to make sure that Botox is the most appropriate option.
In most cases, Botox treatment should only take about ten minutes.
Once he has a clear understanding of your objectives, he can carefully choose the best locations to inject the Botox for the most favorable results. To determine this, he may ask you to move or contract certain facial muscles to see where lines form. If Dr. Robles determines you are a candidate, you will need to avoid aspirin products and anti-inflammatory medications for two weeks prior to your procedure. This will help reduce post-treatment bruising.
What to Expect during Botox Treatment
In most cases, Botox treatment should only take about ten minutes. In fact, it is often referred to as a “lunchtime facial” for that very reason. To begin, Dr. Robles will use a tiny needle to administer the substance directly into the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. Discomfort during this process is minimal. In many cases, local anesthesia is not even necessary. Afterwards, patients can return to normal activities right away. However, touching the area should be avoided for at least 12 hours after the treatment.
Results and Outcome
In most cases, patients will notice a marked improvement in their appearance within a few days. These results will continue to advance over the next month. Following treatment with Botox, individuals can expect their results to last for about three to four months on average. Once the effects wear off, you can receive another treatment session to maintain your results.
Shave Years off Your Appearance
If you are self-conscious about early signs of aging, give yourself a confidence boost with Botox. To explore your treatment options, schedule a consultation at Robles Plastic Surgery. As always, our team of professionals is available to answer any questions you may have regarding your potential treatment. Contact us online anytime or give us a call at (602) 266-5100.