BOTOX® Cosmetic is the perfect treatment of crow's feet and lines between your eyes (glabella area) that form as you age.
This Procedure Is Helpful In Preventing The Formation And Improving The Look Of Facial Wrinkles And Creases In The Forehead, Crow's Feet And Beyond. This Is Also A Treatment That Is Easy And The Results Are Visible In A Few Days. Botox Relaxes The Muscles That Form Around The Eyes As We Age.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is quick treatment that can take as little as fifteen minutes but can provide robust improvements in your appearance. BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used for many years and has proven safe and effective. Treatments generally last three months. Maintaining a regular schedule of treatments are recommended at three month intervals.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic helpful in treating?
Crow's Feet (wrinkles on the sides of the eyes)
Lines between the eyes (Glabella)
These before and after photographs show the reduction in wrinkles between the eyes with a BOTOX® Cosmetic injection and it's lasting impact over a four month period.
What to expect from an BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment:
- A consultation for new patients.
- Depending on individual goals and the condition of your skin, a pre-treatment plan may be recommended to prepare your skin for a BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure. This may include a reduction in blood thinning products such as aspirin prior to your treatment.
- The BOTOX® Cosmetic inject can take as little as fifteen minutes. Discomfort is minimal and very tolerable.
- Bruising is always possible with an injection, please plan your schedule to accommodate for the possibility of bruising. Usually no down time is experienced after a BOTOX® Cosmetic injection.
- BOTOX® Cosmetic has maximum effect about seven days after the injection.
- Treatments are usually repeated every three months
Things to consider when requesting a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment:
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the safest and most predictable aesthetic procedures you can have done. It works quickly, can have dramatic effects and lasts about three months.
During your consultation the Spa 35 staff will review contraindications, such as ALS or other neuromuscular diseases that prevent you from being a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Bruising can occur at the injection site.
Be sure to check out the other Spa 35 aesthetic procedures and products while you're here. Many patients request information on CoolSculpting fat removal and Intense Pulsed Light skin rejuvenation while they're getting their Botox.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?
As we age the repetitive contraction of muscles around the eyes, between the eyes and in the forehead create wrinkles and folds in the skin that are not present when we're younger. The combination of this constant folding of the skin with other environmental damage, such as sun damage and free radical damage (e.g. smoking) results in crow's feet, smokers lips and other cosmetic concerns.
BOTOX® Cosmetic interrupts the chemical communication between the nerves and the muscles in the treatment site. Your body adjusts to this change in about three months and the muscle once again contracts.
Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox has a more complete explanation of how Botox works and it's safety record. This link will take you to the Allergan Botox site.
Eyes By Spa 35
Your eyes are one of the first areas to show the signs of aging. Most times it is the first place someone looks when we meet them. There is constant muscle movement in the area, the skin can be thin and the area can be constantly exposed to the sun.
To return your eyes to their more youthful appearance you may want to consider adding light based procedures to your BOTOX® Cosmetic injection. Such as Laser Skin Resurfacing, Intense Pulsed Light or Skin Tightening. These procedures can help restore the skin collagen and elastin that has been lost in the skin around the eyes.
And, don't forget about the impact you can have on the skin, particularly around the eyes, with the use of the proper skin care products. Foundational products of every skin care regime include a Vitamin A based product (e.g. Retin-A), Vitamin C, cleanser (preferably with a low pH) and a physical sun block (used everyday, preferably applied twice a day).
BOTOX® Cosmetic Frequently Asked Questions
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic safe?
Extensive research has been conducted on the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic. The Allergan website is a great resource for detailed information, you can reach it with this link.
How long will BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
BOTOX® Cosmetic last about three months.
How much does BOTOX® Cosmetic costs?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is sold by the injected unit, typically in the range of $11-$13 a unit. Each treatment area, each patient and each procedure are unique. New patients receive a consultation and the Spa 35 skin specialist can provide an estimate based upon your goals on desired treatment areas. Men usually have stronger, more developed muscles and can expect to need 50-100% more BOTOX® Cosmetic than a female. Generally you can budget between $250 and $450 for your first treatment. On subsequent procedures you can use the efficacy of the first treatment to judge if you'd like to increase or decrease the amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic you receive.
What are the risks associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections?
Extensive research has been conducted on the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic. The most common side effect of BOTOX® Cosmetic for Spa 35 patients in a dropping of the upper eye lid, the other most common side effect is bruising of the injection site.
What are other uses for BOTOX® Cosmetic injections besides Crow's Feet?
BOTOX® Cosmetic has a number of uses many people are unaware of. Such as reduction of migraine headaches, excessive sweating (e.g. underarms and palms), and pain management. Speak to the Spa 35 medical providers for additional information on these other uses.
Important Safety Information on BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) Important Information
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to
severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if
you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic:
• Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You
are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months
• Spread of toxin effects. The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms
including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss
of voice, trouble saying words clearly, loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing. If this happens, do not drive a car,
operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities
The dose of BOTOX® Cosmetic is not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product.
There has not been a confirmed serious case of spread of toxin effect when BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used at the recommended dose
to treat frown lines, crow’s feet lines, or both at the same time.
Serious and/or immediate allergic reactions have been reported. They include: itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma
symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if
you become dizzy or faint.
Do not take BOTOX® Cosmetic if you: are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic (see Medication Guide for ingredients);
had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc® (rimabotulinumtoxinB), Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA), or
Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA); have a skin infection at the planned injection site.
Please see additional Important Safety Information on following page.
Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease),
myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects including difficulty swallowing and
difficulty breathing from typical doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions, including: plans to have surgery; had surgery on your face; weakness of forehead
muscles, such as trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; any other abnormal facial change; are pregnant or plan to become
pregnant (it is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby); are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed (it is not known if
BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk).
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Using BOTOX® Cosmetic with certain other medicines may cause serious side effects. Do not start any new medicines until you have
told your doctor that you have received BOTOX® Cosmetic in the past.
Especially tell your doctor if you: have received any other botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months; have received injections of
botulinum toxin, such as Myobloc®, Dysport®, or Xeomin® in the past (be sure your doctor knows exactly which product you received); have
recently received an antibiotic by injection; take muscle relaxants; take an allergy or cold medicine; take a sleep medicine; take aspirin-like
products or blood thinners.
Other side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include: dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain, and
eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes.
For more information refer to the Medication Guide or talk with your doctor.
To report a side effect, please call Allergan at 1-800-433-8871.