For optimum results, many patients choose to use BOTOX® in conjunction with a filler, laser skin resurfacing and/or radiofrequency skin tightening. For furrows and wrinkles that are caused by loss of volume rather than muscle activity alone, Dr. Sato provides the following dermal fillers: Juvéderm Volbella® XC, Juvéderm® Ultra XC, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC, Juvéderm Vollure™ XC, Juvéderm Voluma® XC, Radiesse®, Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Refyne, Restylane® Defyne, and/or Restylane® Lyft.
When you smile, laugh, or frown, you contract the muscles of your face. With time, these contractions produce permanent lines in the skin. These wrinkles can make you look older, sad, tired, or permanently angry. BOTOX® Cosmetic not only prevents you from deepening these lines during natural facial expressions, it eliminates these signs of aging, leaving you looking younger and more revitalized.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most frequently performed non-surgical procedures in the U.S. This anti-aging treatment involves a series of tiny injections into the skin to inhibit muscle activity that causes wrinkles to form.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the brand name for botulinum toxin A, a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent. It is FDA approved to treat severe frown lines between the eyebrows and moderate to severe crow’s feet lines in adults.
Who is a good candidate for BOTOX® injections?
Anyone looking to enhance their appearance by eliminating unwanted lines or wrinkles may be a good candidate for BOTOX® treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Sato will evaluate your medical history and examine your skin to determine if BOTOX® is right for you.
What happens during BOTOX® treatment?
Using a very fine needle, Dr. Sato will place a series of tiny injections into designated muscles of your face that are causing the unwanted lines and wrinkles. There may be mild discomfort or a stinging sensation during the injection but rest assured that BOTOX® Cosmetic is very safe. The treatment takes only a few minutes, requires no anesthetic, and recovery is immediate, allowing you to return to work with no restrictions that same day.
What can I expect while recovering from BOTOX® treatment?
Refrain from strenuous activity such as a cardio workout for 24 hours after the injection.
Immediately following BOTOX® treatment, some patients may experience minor bruising at one or more of the injection sites. Results are apparent as soon as 24 hours after the treatment and continue to improve up to ten days. The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic typically last 3-4 months, although many have reported results lasting up to a full year.