Botox® Cosmetic treatment may match your lifestyle.

BOTOX WOMAN
This procedure is now one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the United States because of its results. For example, Botox® Cosmetic treatment can soften frown lines and “crow’s feet” for months at a time while also treating hemifacial spasm and blepharospasm (involuntary contraction of eyelid muscles). Essentially, the treatments block the nerves that contract muscles. Patients may find that these changes improve their quality of life over time. As part of your healthcare plan, you may find that the injections suit your lifestyle.

Piedmont Eye Center offers Central Virginia residents Botox® Cosmetic injections with the confidence and security of professional care. Specialized physician, Dr. Gail Ganser is available to answer your questions and provide you with the best experience.

FAQ

What is Botox?

Botox is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium.

How does Botox work?

Those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows form over time as the result of muscle activity. Botox is injected directly into the muscles between your brows. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form.

When will I see results from a Botox treatment?

Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to four months. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their appearance as moderate to better one month after treatment. Results may vary.

How long does Botox last?

Results from treatment with Botox can last for up to four months. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between your brows gradually will look like they did before treatment.

Who should administer Botox?

Any authorized healthcare professional can administer Botox, but dermatologists, plastic surgeons, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat doctors) or other physicians specializing in cosmetic procedures are generally more experienced. One of these physicians can help you decide if Botox is right for you.

Is treatment with Botox painful?

Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Many people are in and out of the physician’s office without downtime following Botox treatment.

Who should not use Botox?

Botox should not be used in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation. Patients with neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.

Will I experience any side effects?

The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop, nausea, discomfort, bruising, and swelling. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects. For more details, see the full Prescribing Information.

Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?

Although the results are visible, a treatment with Botox will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.

What will happen to the frown lines between my brows if I choose not to continue treatments?

If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before treatment.

Is Botox affordable?

When considering your facial aesthetic options, Botox is quite affordable. According to an American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery survey, Botox is one of the low-entry-cost facial aesthetic procedures in the United States. Like other appearance-related investments, such as hair coloring and cuts, teeth whitening, and chemical peels, the cost must be weighed relative to your expectations. Consult your doctor for further information.

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