Do you feel you look tired, worried, even angry due to fine lines? BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily reduces moderate to severe crow’s feet and frown lines
between the eyebrows in adults.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure consists of a few tiny injections and takes only 10 minutes. After treatment, you will look more refreshed, well rested, and happy. Even better, results will last 3-5 months.
What is BOTOX®?
Similar to Dysport, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription neurotoxin that temporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet in adults.
The cosmetic procedure is non-invasive and can be performed in minutes to start feeling and looking younger. This procedure is popular with celebrities and public figures who want to reduce the appearance of aging.
How does BOTOX® work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable prescription neurotoxin that targets one of the causes of frown lines and crow’s feet. Crows feet are created from the constant muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Dr. Bolton will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity.
How long does BOTOX® last?
BOTOX® can last 3-5 months. You may start to notice the effect of your injection 3-5 days after your treatment. In some cases, the full results become visible after 2 weeks.
Will BOTOX® make me look like I've had work done?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment so you’ll want to use a doctor you can trust. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained and a medical expert in facial anatomy like Dr. Bolton.
It is important to talk to Dr. Bolton about the results you want from treatment before getting started. This can be discussed in your free, 15-minute consultation.
Does BOTOX® treatment hurt?
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a sting. Because BOTOX® is a series of small injections, some patients who are pain sensitive may feel more of a sting. These injections, however, only last seconds. Dr. Bolton will use ice to numb the area and make you feel more comfortable during the process.
The best part is there is no lingering pain and virtually no downtime. It is recommended not to lie down for 4 hours after your treatment. Dr. Bolton will make sure you are completely aware of any preparations before or after
How long does the treatment take?
The actual injection process takes just a few minutes! Dr. Bolton will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial examination to determine the appropriate number of units for you. Some patients require more or less than others.
BOTOX® vs Dysport and other injectables?
Dysport is marketed by the same company that makes Restylane. Both of these treatments are very similar and reduce wrinkles and frown lines. Dysport may not last as long as BOTOX® and you may need more Dysport to get the same results.
BOTOX® is still the most commonly known injectable, but Dysport is one of many on the market. If you’re interested in an alternative to BOTOX®, let us know which you’d like to hear more about in your free consultation.
BOTOX® vs other dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers, a service Maximum Wellness MD offers, are injected to add volume and fullness. Patients will use fillers to plump up or enhance areas of their body. They can also be used to hide scars.
BOTOX® is known to paralyze (or freeze) areas that show wrinkles caused by facial expressions. Generally, this means in the upper face or forehead. While both treatments are designed to reduce the appearance of your age, BOTOX®
focuses on freezing muscles while fillers focus on filling in areas that have lost volume.
Sometimes the two can be combined into one treatment. Be sure to ask about this during your free consultation.
When will I see results?
You may notice results within 7 to 10 days for moderate to severe frown lines. Results last up to 3-5 months.
How many injections will I receive?
Because each area is different, it can take anywhere from 6-12 injections.
Crow’s feet require 6 (3 for each side), and about 6 injections each for the forehead and between the eyebrows.
How long is the recovery time after BOTOX®?
There is minimal downtime with this treatment. We do advise patients not to lie down or look down for 4-6 hours after BOTOX® to avoid any drooping.
Is BOTOX® safe?
BOTOX® is a neurotoxin that is known for causing botulism, essentially paralyzing muscles. For this reason, a lot of people think that it is unsafe, but it was FDA approved back in 2002.
BOTOX® has a very safe history with the main adverse effects coming from mixes with underlying medical conditions. For this reason, you should always make sure to speak to Dr. Bolton before starting any procedure. He will advise the best course of action for you.
What are the side effects of BOTOX®?
Side effects from BOTOX® injections are rare. Most commonly, patients have experienced eyelid drooping and swelling. Other possible side effects include:
- Dry mouth
- Discomfort or pain at the injection site
- Neck pain
- Eye problems
- Double vision
- Blurred vision
- Decreased eyesight and dry eyes
- Allergic reactions
JUVÉDERM® is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the U.S. Each product in the JUVÉDERM® Collection of Fillers adds volume to a different area of the face—without surgery. All JUVÉDERM® fillers are smooth, crystal-clear gels that are administered by injection in your aesthetic healthcare provider’s office.
Select the JUVÉDERM® treatment you’re curious about, and find answers to the most commonly asked questions.
Over time, age-related volume loss can cause cheeks to flatten and skin to sag. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume for lifting and contouring the cheek area for up to 2 years.
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC FAQs
What is JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC?
As you age, the cheeks may flatten and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface, which provides lift and contour to the cheek area.
How long does JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC last?
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC provides natural-looking and long-lasting results that last up to 2 years with optimal treatment.
What are the potential side effects of JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC?
The most common side effects included temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. Side effects were moderate (uncomfortable), and generally lasted 2 to 4 weeks. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
How does JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC work?
Over time, due to aging, wrinkles develop on your face, and nasolabial folds may become more visible. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to temporarily add volume to the facial wrinkles for a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection by reducing sensitivity to pain.
Over time, your skin loses elasticity which contributes to lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM® XC smooths lines for up to a year.
JUVÉDERM® XC FAQs
What is JUVÉDERM® XC?
First approved by the FDA in 2006, JUVÉDERM® XC corrects moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the parentheses lines or “smile lines” around the nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM® XC is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, which may give the appearance of a smoother surface.
How long does JUVÉDERM® XC last?
JUVÉDERM® XC lasts up to one year with optimal treatment.
What are the potential side effects of JUVÉDERM® XC?
The most commonly reported side effects of JUVÉDERM® XC injectable gels were temporary injection-site redness, swelling, pain/tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, and discoloration. They were predominantly mild or moderate in nature and lasted 7 days or less.
How does JUVÉDERM® XC work?
JUVÉDERM® XC is injected into areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur to temporarily add volume to the skin, which may give the appearance of a smoother surface.
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC softens lines and wrinkles by adding volume to produce long-lasting results for up to 18 months.
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC FAQs
What is JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC?
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is injected into the areas of facial tissue where moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds occur, including the “parentheses lines” around the nose and mouth. JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is designed to temporarily correct facial wrinkles for a smoother appearance to the face for adults over the age of 21.
How long does JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC last?
The clinical study demonstrated JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC lasts up to 18 months, with optimal treatment.
What are the potential side effects of JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC?
The most common side effects included firmness, swelling, tenderness to touch, lumps/bumps, redness, pain, bruising, itching, and discoloration at the injection site. These side effects were usually mild or moderate in nature (causing little to some discomfort and impact on daily activities) and lasted 14 days or less.
How does JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC work?
Over time, wrinkles develop on your face, and nasolabial folds may become more visible. JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC is designed to temporarily add volume to the facial wrinkles for a smoother appearance to the face. The lidocaine in the gel improves the comfort of the injection by reducing sensitivity to pain.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC
Looking for fuller lips? JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC can give you natural-looking, long-lasting results.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC FAQs
What is JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is an injectable gel that temporarily adds more fullness and plumps thin lips—whether your lips have thinned over time or you simply want fuller lips—in adults over the age of 21. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is also approved for smoothing and correcting moderate to severe parentheses lines, such as nasolabial folds (smile lines around the nose and mouth), in adults.
How long does JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC treatment last?
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC lasts up to one year, with optimal treatment.
What are the potential side effects of JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC?
How does JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC work?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC
For those who want to soften the appearance of vertical lip lines, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC can correct those lip lines for up to one year.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC FAQs
What is JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC injectable gel is for injection into the lips for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral lines, often called “lipstick lines” in adults over the age of 21.
How long does JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC last?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC lasts up to 1 year, with optimal treatment.
What are the potential side effects of JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC?
The most common side effects included temporary reactions at the treatment site such as tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching. Side effects were mild or moderate (uncomfortable) and generally lasted 30 days or less.
How does JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC work?
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a crystal-clear gel that is injected directly into and around the lips using an ultra-fine needle to temporarily plump the lips for lip augmentation and to smooth the appearance of lines around the mouth. The lidocaine gel improves the comfort of the injection by reducing sensitivity to pain.