What is BOTOX?
Botox is a cosmetic treatment that will reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and deep lines by relaxing facial muscles, so wrinkles can soften and diminish.* The active ingredient, botulinum toxin type A, has been FDA approved since 2002. This neurotoxin freezes communication between nerves and muscles by blocking the signal path. As a result, the muscles no longer contract as intensely.
Is BOTOX Right For Me?
Do you have crow’s feet, forehead lines or a mad face when you are resting? If the answer is yes, then this quick procedure may be the right answer!
Botox treatment benefits include:
- No downtime or recovery required*
- Safe, FDA approved
- Enjoy results in as little as 48 hours*
- Prevents wrinkles from forming or worsening
- Look younger, less tired, and less angry*
What to Expect During Treatments
During your consultation, Dr. Quibell will meet with you to understand your aesthetic concerns and identify a treatment plan that will maximize your age-defying goals. Then, Botox is injected through fine needles in targeted areas to address wrinkles, forehead lines, glabellar lines (between your eyes), crow’s feet, creases on the bridge of the nose and upper lip. Dr. Quibell may offer patient-controlled PRO-NOX or apply a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort during the session. The actual procedure time is less than 10 minutes and you are able to return to normal activity immediately. For optimal results, it is preferable to postpone exercise or strenuous work-outs for 2 to 4 hours post treatment.
How Long Does BOTOX Last?
Real results may be noticeable within 24 to 48 hours, with maximum efficacy apparent at two weeks, with results lasting up to 4 months.* Larger doses (units) have a longer duration.
How Do I Get Better Results?
Once you have decided it is time to take action against fine lines and wrinkles, here are a few considerations to keep in mind.
The result comes from the artist, not their paint.
Choosing a highly skilled injector is a must! When used by a Master Injector and internationally renowned Botox trainer like Dr. Quibell, age defying results can be achieved.
Set realistic expectations.
Of course, we all want to have a youthful appearance for as long as possible, however it is important to be mindful of setting appropriate expectations. Botox can be a great solution for wrinkles that are appearing from repetitive muscle use, however deeper wrinkles caused by volume loss may require additional treatments, like injectable fillers or lasers to build collagen.
Great communication is the key to any successful relationship. Now that you have decided to explore how Botox can address signs of aging, being open and honest with Dr. Quibell will help you achieve long-term goals of maintaining your appearance over the coming years.
Whether you are new to exploring these treatments, or if you are a Botox veteran, schedule a time at MD TLC to find out how you can benefit from this top cosmetic procedure.
*individual results may vary; not a guarantee