Eliminate Lines and Wrinkles in Tucson with the Most Popular Aesthetic Treatment in the World
Frown lines near the forehead and around the eyes.
It is undeniably the best known cosmetic treatment in the world, with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons consistently reporting that it is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States: BOTOX®. Tucson residents are among the millions of women and men utilizing BOTOX® to battle moderate to severe facial lines, specifically targeting frown lines near the forehead and eyebrows and crow's feet forming around the eyes.
The highly purified botulinum toxin protein utilized in this treatment interferes with signals to the muscles that cause wrinkles, preventing them from contracting, thereby softening the lines formed by their otherwise constant movement. The safety of this product has been addressed and verified in hundreds of peer-reviewed articles in journals for the scientific and medical community, and BOTOX® is approved for use in 78 countries. In the United States alone, the FDA has given it the green light for three separate cosmetic applications and numerous medical applications, including reducing the severity of migraines and addressing the excessive sweating of hyperhidrosis sufferers.
Am I a Good Candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic in Tucson?
Ideal BOTOX® candidates are women and men over the age of 18 who experience unwanted moderate to severe frown lines near the forehead and eyes. Many patients favor BOTOX® because they want a noninvasive treatment that requires no downtime.
Women who are pregnant or nursing and patients with neuromuscular diseases are not ideal candidates for BOTOX® and should discuss alternative options with their dermatologist. In order to determine that this is the best course of action for each patient, our cosmetic injector conducts an examination of the skin and obtains each patient's medical history prior to treatment.
What Can I Expect During a BOTOX® Treatment in Tucson?
One of the chief reasons behind this skin treatment's popularity is the fact that BOTOX® allows patients the freedom and privacy to go to an appointment and immediately return to work, socializing, and running errands without any downtime or awkward questions or conversations. The lengthiest part of the process is the discussion with a cosmetic injector prior to treatment. During this discussion, which functions as a consultation, the cosmetic injector examines the patient's skin and discusses the patient's concerns, and the cosmetic injector and patient come to an agreement about the best course of treatment.
That treatment might include a single procedure, such as BOTOX®, or further treatments such as BOTOX® and specific dermal fillers or laser skin resurfacing. For patients interested in a single treatment, the appointment will last about half an hour, and the injection process itself requires only about 10 minutes. At the beginning of the appointment, the administrator may apply a topical numbing cream to the areas being addressed.
Depending on the area being treated and severity of the lines being addressed, the number of injections can vary. For crow's feet, for example, the cosmetic injector might administer three injections into the muscles near the right eye, with another three for the left side. Forehead frown lines typically require more injections. Prior to getting started, the injection administrator will walk you through the process, including the exact number of injections you can expect. Many patients compare the physical sensation of the injection to a mild pinching feeling.
Positive results typically take three to five days to appear, and results can last three to five months, after which many patients schedule additional treatment sessions. Studies indicate that the effects of BOTOX® are cumulative to a certain degree, meaning that patients who get additional treatments tend to see better results over time.
Following treatment, patients return to their normal routine without any downtime.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Risks and Recovery in Tucson
As the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the United States, BOTOX® has a solid track record of high rates of patient satisfaction and safety. A small percentage of patients experience dry mouth, a headache, double vision, or minor pain at the injection site. However, these symptoms are typically short-lived, lasting a few hours to a few days.
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Although the recovery necessary after a BOTOX® procedure is minimal, patients can improve the quality of the results and diminish symptoms by avoiding blood thinning medications such as Advil, Motrin, and Aleve; smoking; touching the treatment area; and intense physical exercise immediately following treatment.
While BOTOX® is among the most common cosmetic procedures offered in the United States, we encourage our patients to discuss any concerns or symptoms at all phases prior to, during, and following their procedure. It is also important that patients seek treatment from a trained and licensed medical expert in order to minimize any risks and ensure the best possible results.
Also note that it is important to choose a dermatology setting for BOTOX® injections, since many healthcare providers who are not skin experts choose to become certified injectors. While they may technically be able to administer the injectable, this does not mean they have the talent or experience to provide ideal results. At a dermatology practice, the injectors have a skin focus with specialty training that goes far beyond the basics necessary to become a BOTOX® injector. Strongly consider the background and experience of anyone who may be a candidate for injecting BOTOX®.
Furthermore, always be sure that the product being used is BOTOX® and not something similar. Dosing and other details are not interchangeable from product to product. Genuine BOTOX® will be identified as such, and no injector should ever substitute in another product in its place.
How Much Does BOTOX® Cosmetic in Tucson Cost?
While the cost of treatment varies depending on the number and severity of treatment areas, BOTOX® is among the least expensive cosmetic procedures. We are happy to provide a full cost estimate, as well as discuss any alternative treatments that might better meet each patient's budget.
What Complements BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Ideal for smoothing out dynamic wrinkles caused by repetitive muscle motion, BOTOX® Cosmetic is not the answer for lines that form due to other factors, such as loss of collagen and elastin in the skin. Dermal fillers are more appropriate choices for these wrinkles, such nasolabial folds, as well as for adding volume to the face to give it more youthful contours.
Laser skin resurfacing or IPL Photofacial sessions can also complement BOTOX® injections, since the muscle relaxers do not reduce the appearance of sun spots or other pigmentation problems, scars, large pores, and other signs of aging and sun damage.
When assembled as part of a larger treatment plan, these treatments can work in harmony to create an overall more youthful and healthy look. Talk to the Ironwood Dermatology team about the options available and to discover whether BOTOX® Cosmetic alone or a personalized treatment plan that takes advantage of multiple treatments and techniques is the best choice for delivering ideal results.