BOTOX® Cosmetic Injection

Visit our Photo Gallery

BOTOX® Cosmetic Overview

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a solution made from purified botulism bacteria called botulinum A toxin which is injected into facial muscles causing them to become temporarily paralyzed thereby reducing the wrinkles and expression lines caused by muscle contractions. When you smile, laugh lines occur around your eyes. When you furrow your brow, expression lines form across your forehead. When you purse your lips, wrinkles surround your mouth. When you receive BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, it’s like these dynamic wrinkles and lines are simply wiped away.

There are many reasons why BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are the most popular non-surgical cosmetic enhancement in the United States. The treatment takes no more than half an hour so you can schedule an appointment with your surgeon on a lunch hour. There is almost no downtime, so you can go right back to work or to a social event without missing a beat. The results get better and last longer with every treatment. And, if for some reason you were not pleased with your results, BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are not permanent. With the ease, flexibility and effectiveness of BOTOX® Cosmetic, reducing wrinkles and enhancing your appearance is amazingly simple and fabulously economical.

More than almost any other cosmetic facial enhancement, BOTOX® Cosmetic can be combined with many other procedures like injectable fillers or laser skin resurfacing and can be a very effective additional treatment after a face lift. During your consultation, your surgeon may suggest combination procedures with BOTOX® Cosmetic to give you the best possible results for your desired goals.

When you use 1800mySurgeon, you are assured of making an informed decision because all of our Cosmetic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. The qualified patient coordinators at 1800mySurgeon are prepared to help you find Cosmetic Injection Surgeons in your area, who specialize in BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, or we can provide a background check on any surgeon you choose.

Having Realistic Expectations for BOTOX® Cosmetic

Having realistic expectations about how your looks will change and how those changes will affect your life is important. Disappointment may happen, especially if you believe BOTOX® Cosmetic injections will fix your life problems, save your marriage or cure depression. Having BOTOX® Cosmetic injections will help your skin look more youthful. Looking younger, vibrant and well rested may boost your self-confidence, but that won’t change who you are or the way other people feel about you.

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Surgeon

Once you’ve made an appointment for a consultation, take the time to prepare a list of questions and concerns you want to address with your prospective surgeon. The consultation is your opportunity to assess the surgeon as much as it is their opportunity to determine your candidacy for the procedure. Take your time, be thorough and know that you are never required to commit to a procedure or a surgeon because you’ve had a consultation, even if the consultation is free.

Since BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are not surgery; many surgeons have a licensed professional perform the treatments in their practice. These practitioners usually have significant experience with BOTOX® Cosmetic and other non-surgical facial enhancements. Make sure to ask the surgeon who will be performing your treatment, and about their credentials and experience, and ask to see their before-and-after photos. There are still many surgeons that insist on performing BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments themselves. If you do not feel comfortable with the practitioner performing the treatment, you do not have to commit to the procedure, even if the consultation is free.

This list of information may help you compile your questions and may encourage you to do some further research on the different aspects of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments:

  • You will want to know how many injections you will need to achieve your desired results.
  • Will the injections be painful? Is a topical anesthetic or a sedative available to relieve discomfort during the treatment?
  • How often will you need to repeat the treatment?
  • Do you need to avoid sun exposure before and after treatment? For how long?

If you’re consulting with a surgeon from 1800mySurgeon, you can rest assured that you will be meeting with a qualified Cosmetic Injection Surgeon. If you already have a surgeon in mind, our qualified patient coordinators can also perform a background check before you schedule your consultation. Most importantly, always trust your instincts during the consultation. The success of your surgical experience will be based on how you feel about the surgeon, the surgery, your recovery and your result

BOTOX® Cosmetic Recovery

Most people who receive BOTOX® Cosmetic injections return to their social lives, businesses or family responsibilities immediately without any need of down time. Sometimes after the very first treatment, slight bruising and swelling can occur at the injection site, but even in these cases these side effects diminish by the following day.

It is important to keep your head elevated and to avoid touching the treatment area for the first few hours to keep the injected solution from spreading to other muscles.

BOTOX® Cosmetic Risks

Risks from BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are minimal and are usually temporary when they do occur.

During your consultation, you will want to ask your surgeon about the following risks:

  • What is the risk of an allergic reaction?
  • What is the risk of bruising and swelling?
  • Is there any risk of excessive drooping of the forehead or eyebrows?

It is important to remember that no surgeon can guarantee your satisfaction with BOTOX® Cosmetic nor can they deny any risk factors. No matter how rarely risks occur, every treatment carries a certain amount of risk, and you have to decide for yourself if your potential desired result is worth the risk.

Long Term Results of BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments tend to last from four to six months. After a series of treatments, your results may last longer.

Choosing Your Surgeon

At 1800mySurgeon, we are here to help you make an informed decision. One of the most important aspects for a successful outcome of your procedure is to choose the right surgeon, therefore all of our Cosmetic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. We can help you find Cosmetic Injection Surgeons in your area, who specialize in BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments or we can provide a background check on any surgeon you choose.