What is Botox?
Botox is an FDA approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
Botox is derived from sources that exist in nature. BOTOX® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.
Is Botox Safe?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries.* BOTOX® Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic specialists know and trust. The safety and efficacy of Botox have been evaluated in clinical trials as well as hundreds of peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals to ensure its safety to its injectors as well as patients.
How Does Botox Work?
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet.
Is Botox Popular?
Botox is a treatment experienced by millions of people. Approximately 10.9 million vials of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been sold in the United States since 2002, and millions of people have already made BOTOX® Cosmetic a part of what they do for themselves. Today, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world.†Data collected through June 2014.
What to Expect?
During your consultation at Liv Aesthetics your injectable expert will discuss your goals and expectations, evaluate your muscle movement, and discuss the treatment at length.
The actual injection process takes about ten minutes. Botox is often described as a little pinch and some report a crunching sensation as well. Discomfort is momentary and many admit that the treatment is not painful.
Immediately following injections with Botox, you will have very minimal localized swelling often appearing like a small insect bite which generally resolves in 5-15 minutes. Ice will be given to reduce any discomfort and swelling.
Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery and is often called a lunchtime procedure. It is recommended that you do not lay down for 4 hours following the injection, do not participate in any strenuous activity for the remainder of the day and sustain from drinking alcohol to reduce risk of bruising. Although uncommon, bruising may occur and is increased with use of aspirin or blood thinners.
You will look like yourself, only with less noticeable lines and wrinkles. Botox patient’s are often concerned about looking natural and not “frozen.” Here at Liv Aesthetics we listen and treat each individual patient uniquely based on their personal concerns and expectations.
Typical results are reported as soon as 2 days with maximum results at 2 weeks. Generally, results last 3-4 months with the typical Botox patients being treatment 3 times per year.
How much does Botox cost?
At Liv Aesthetics we charge per unit and tailor each treatment to the individual. Please schedule a complimentary consultation for a free quote.
It is important to remember your cost not only includes the price of the product but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the specialist who is administering your treatment. Be wary of discount products or “cheap” BOTOX. If is sounds too good to be true, it probably is. It is very important to find an experienced injector who will take the time to understand your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.