A simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe animation lines, which occur from the eyes up. At CFA, we inject BOTOX® into three areas: the brow area, crow’s feet and forehead. BOTOX® is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows and other places to form over time. BOTOX® relaxes the dominant facial muscles that cause the “11’s” to form by blocking nerve impulses that trigger wrinkle-causing muscle contractions, creating a smooth and improved appearance. Results can last up to 4 months and may vary with each patient. Dr. Dickerson can fix those Droopy Eyelids!
It is a simple, 10-minute treatment consisting of a few tiny injections. Dr. Dickerson will decide where to administer the BOTOX
® by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your face. He will let you ice the area with a cold pack before and after for comfort. After your injection, you will be scheduled for a 2 week follow-up. During that visit, Dr. D and you will decide if you need a FREE touch-up in any of the areas that you received it. Visit Botoxcosmetic.com
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• No downtime
• No anesthia is required
• Little discomfort
Within 4 days you will start to notice the results and they will last up to 4 months. BOTOX® is injected in small doses directly into the muscles that cause the moderate to severe lines, however, it will not affect your ability to laugh, smile or otherwise express your emotions.
DO NOT USE BOTOX® if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX®, have an infection in the area it will be injected, and are or think you might be pregnant.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Does it hurt?
Everyone’s pain tolerance is different. Some people may think it feels like a quick prick with a needle and others may feel it doesn’t hurt at all. To prepare yourself, it does have a crinkling sound, like when you pour milk over rice krispies.
2. How many does he charge per unit?
We do not charge per unit here, we charge per area. The great thing about that is Dr. D will put as much as he needs to get the best results. When you return for your 2 week follow-up, he will touchup any areas for FREE as well.
3. Do the wrinkles come back worse after BOTOX®?
About three or four months after you’ve had an injection with Botox, your muscles will slowly start functioning again and once the BOTOX® has completely worn off, your wrinkles will be back again. Also, over time you’ll start to lose fat and collagen and elasticity, so you may need to add other treatments to address future aging. However, BOTOX® does not make your wrinkles worse than before. Think of BOTOX® as a maintenance treatment that you’ll need every three to four months if you want to keep the wrinkles relaxed.