BOTOX, Dermal & Facial Fillers
There is a combination of factors that cause wrinkles to set in. Wrinkles are not only caused by molecular changes, reduction of collagen, or free radical damage. When you frown, focus or squint, the muscles between your brows contract, causing the skin to wrinkle and crease. Squinting is also known to cause crow's feet, the small wrinkles around the eyes.
BOTOX reaches below the skin's surface, treating the very muscle activity that is causing the frown lines and wrinkles to form gradually over time. Dr. Repta or his staff will inject BOTOX into the targeted muscles, partially reducing the activity of those muscles. The result is a diminished appearance of creases and wrinkles.
BOTOX is also an excellent preventative treatment for further wrinkles, since it slows down the production of wrinkles. With Dr. Repta's precise and meticulous approach, patients completely maintain their facial expression following BOTOX—Dr. Repta simply reduces activity of targeted muscles that contribute to wrinkles. This does not mean you will have a “frozen” or “surprised” appearance following BOTOX. Dr. Repta and his staff have delivered some of the best BOTOX Scottsdale has to offer, and he looks forward to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals.
Botox Results & Recovery
Botox results typically last four to six months. As muscle activity gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to resurface and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less and less over time because the muscles are being trained to relax.
Occasionally, patients can experience temporary bruising after BOTOX. Some patients have experienced a mild headache after BOTOX treatment, but this is rare. Drooping usually happens when the Botox moves around, so don't rub the treated area for at least 12 hours after the procedure and avoid exercise and heat for about 24 hours.
BOTOX 101: EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT BOTOX
Botox has quickly become the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure in the country. Many of us have experienced Botox before, but if not, we probably know someone who has appreciated the positive effects of this treatment.
So, what is Botox and what does it do? Botox is a neurotoxin that is spun down to become a purified protein. It temporarily blocks the receptors that make muscles "fire" or contract, so a softening of lines and wrinkles can occur.
Cosmetically, Botox is primarily used on the upper third of the face to diminish wrinkles between the eyes, on the forehead, and around the eyes for the "crow's feet" lines. It can also be used to brighten the area around the eyes by lifting the brows slightly, and when placed around the mouth, can give the lips a slight "flip" or pout if used in small amounts.
There are many medical conditions, too, that Botox can successfully treat. TMJ, muscle stiffness, excessive sweating, overactive bladder, and chronic migraines are all complaints that can be resolved with the administration of Botox.
Getting a Botox treatment is quick and simple and can often be administered in 15 minutes or less on your lunch hour. The needle used to inject Botox is tiny. There is minimal discomfort with the procedure.
Everyone's body is different, but Botox usually wears off in about 3-4 months and you' ll be ready to be treated again. It's important to avoid strenuous exercise right after treatment and be gentle when cleansing your face that night. The next day, though, it is completely okay to resume normal activity.
Always be sure to find a physician who is experienced in providing Botox treatments to ensure optimal results. Call and schedule your appointment today with Dr. Repta at (480) 771-1999.