More information about Botox Cosmetic at DrKMediSpa
The Quick Facts
Duration of Procedure is about 30 minutes
Botulinum injections, also referred to as Botox injections, are a temporary, nonsurgical procedure to relax wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. This commonly performed and popular minimally invasive procedure uses an FDA approved medication delivered via localized, pinpoint injections.
This procedure is ideal for the patient who would like to reduce "Crows Feet" (Lateral Canthal Wrinkles), Frown lines between eye brows (Glabella), and Forehead Wrinkles (Transverse Forehead Rhytides). The wrinkles that respond best to Botulinum treatment are those that are caused by muscles, such as from frowning or squinting.
There is virtually no downtime after treatment. The effect lasts about four months on average.*
BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA approved for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people ages 18-65.
Dr. Victor Kim, MD is Allergan certified as a National Botox Injector.
Be sure to join the Allergan Brilliant Distinctions Program, if you're not already a member. You can join here.
How to maximize your results from Botox injections
To help promote absorption of Botox® Cosmetic, patients should move the move the muscles injected. The areas injected should not be rubbed, and a hat should not be worn for at least 3 hours. Also, strenuous physical activity must be restricted for those first 3 hours as well.
When will I see the results and how long will they last?
Results start to appear within 36-48 hours. In some patients, this can take up to 5 days. Complete results will be apparent in about 2 weeks from date of service. Results will last between 3-6 months, with most patients getting about 4 months of effect, although for some results last longer. As the BOTOX® Cosmetic wears off, you will gradually see return of the muscle function, and return of the wrinkles. For best results, it is encouraged to repeat BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments before the prior treatment’s effects have completely worn off.
Talk to your doctor about BOTOX® Cosmetic and whether it’s right for you. There are risks with this product - the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic may spread hours to weeks after injection causing serious symptoms. Alert your doctor right away as difficulty swallowing, speaking, breathing, eye problems or muscle weakness can be a sign of a life-threatening condition. Patients with the conditions before injection are at the highest risk. Side effects may include allergic reactions, injection-site pain, fatigue and headache. Allergic reactions can include rash, welts, asthma symptoms, and dizziness. Don’t receive BOTOX® Cosmetic if there’s a skin infection. Tell your doctor your medical history, muscle or nerve conditions (including ALS/LouGehrig’s disease, myasthenia graves, or Lamber-Eaton syndrome), and medications, including botulinum toxins, as these may increase the risk of serious side effects.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.