Your individuality and personal style are conveyed through self-expression. But unfortunately, repeated facial movements can cause unwanted lines to deepen around the eyes, mouth, and forehead. With BOTOX® Cosmetic in Scottsdale, AZ, you can gently erase expression lines while maintaining a full range of facial motions. Just a few strategically placed injections can leave you looking rested and refreshed without surgery or downtime.
Our surgeons have an in-depth understanding of facial anatomy and can create soft changes that look completely natural. Find out how by requesting a consultationrequesting a consultation online or calling (480) 551-1416 to speak with a member of our staff.
How It Works
Many problematic facial wrinkles are the result of constant smiling, squinting, and frowning. BOTOX weakens the muscles that cause these movements by interrupting nerve signals that tell the facial muscles to contract. When BOTOX is injected into specific areas of the face, this inhibits frown lines from forming and results in a smooth appearance with less pronounced wrinkles.
How It's Done
Before your Scottsdale BOTOX treatment, you will meet with a medical professional at our practice who will evaluate your facial anatomy and skin characteristics. Then, a personalized treatment plan will be created to address your concerns. For individuals who want to correct several conditions, this may also include a variety of complementary procedures such as dermal fillers or laser skin rejuvenation.
On the day of your appointment, a topical anesthetic ointment may be applied before the injection to numb the surrounding area. An ultra-fine needle is then used to administer the product into certain areas of concern, such as "crow's feet" around the eyes and "frown lines" on the forehead. This process takes only a few minutes and there is little to no associated downtime. From start to finish, the procedure takes under 1 hour.
How You'll Look
A few temporary side effects such as redness and swelling at the injection sites are sometimes visible soon after treatment. If this is a concern, makeup can be applied to conceal any discoloration. Unlike fillers, which produce immediate results, with BOTOX, changes will occur within the next few days as your muscles fully relax. Final results from BOTOX treatment are generally visible after 1 week.
How You'll Feel
The initial injection is typically described as a "pin prick" and causes very little discomfort. After your procedure, you may have some initial tenderness in the areas that were treated. Most individuals feel completely normal during and after BOTOX injections and are free to return to their routine immediately. Once the full effects of BOTOX are seen, many clients feel invigorated, self-assured, and more youthful.