Botulinum Toxin, is a neurotoxin protein derived from the Clostridium Botulinum Bacterium. When small quantities of botulinum toxin are injected into target muscles, localized chemical denervation occurs due to inhibition of acetylcholine release. This temporarily reduces muscle contractions and smooths skin wrinkles in the treatment area. Botulinum Toxin A is used for cosmetic indications.
Botulinum toxin procedures are performed via needle injection. There is minimal or no discomfort. Numbing is not required.
Effects begin several days after treatment and the full effect seen at 2 weeks. The effects are temporary, lasting 3 to 4 months at which reinjection is necessary to maintain results.
A follow up 2 weeks after injection is highly recommended to evaluate response and make any tweaks as needed. Additional units required will be charged as normal. Tweaks will not be made beyond 2 weeks.
Although rare, side effects and complications can occur.
Side effects injection-related not limited to:
Complications related to botulinum toxin not limited to:
Total units vary person to person. It will be determined at your consultation how many units you will need approximately. The treatment is not exact science, so re-evaluation for a touch up may be necessary at 2 weeks.
Price will be charge per unit (inquire).
Forehead with frown can start at $300.
Crow's feet can start at $200.
Avoid blood thinning products ~1 week prior: aspirin (if safe to), Advil, Motrin, Aleve, vitamin E, St. John's wort, gingko, evening primrose oil, garlic, ginseng, Omega-3 supplements, alcohol. Consult with your family physician if any of these area safe to hold.
Come to your appointment with a clean face. No makeup.
Schedule your appointment when you do not have important meetings.
Feel free to contact us via email or phone with any additional questions you may have. You may schedule a consultation appointment prior to proceeding with the procedure.