erase or prevent frown lines
To help turn back the hands of time or to simply avoid lines and wrinkles from occurring on the upper section of the face, MD Boutiques at Pine Creek in Colorado Springs, CO is pleased to offer BOTOX to area men and women. This nonsurgical treatment offers gorgeous results and is extremely popular for smoothing dynamic creases as well as helping prevent them. This injectable can provide significant improvements in the dynamic lines created by facial expressions made by contracting muscles in the upper face. These are the lines that remain even when the face is relaxed. This muscle relaxer is a filtered strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily freezes the movements of these muscles to smooth these lines. BOTOX is carefully injected to soften the skin between the brows, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and along the forehead. At MD Boutiques at Pine Creek, all of our injectable treatments are performed only by medical physicians, so you know you are always in the best hands. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
BOTOX Procedure Technique
BOTOX injections are ideal for patients who want to nonsurgically smooth the visible look of dynamic lines on their upper face. BOTOX is also used as a preventive anti-aging treatment even if you are younger — keep in mind how often you find yourself making facial expressions. It is a great noninvasive approach if you have forehead wrinkles or noticeable furrows between the brows. It is also a solution for lines that form around the eyes. If you experience more advanced or deeper lines, an injectable filler may be recommended along with your BOTOX injections.
BOTOX injections are available as an outpatient procedure directly at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek. If it is your first time to visit our office in Colorado Springs, CO to get BOTOX, we often perform the treatment during the same day as your initial consultation. You will be asked to make different expressions using your upper face, like frowning, squinting, smiling, etc., to help us to plan where the injections will be placed. Your face will be prepared, and then BOTOX will be injected through a fine needle, followed with a cool compress to help lessen swelling, bruising, and discomfort. You can ask for a numbing cream to help make the procedure more comfortable, but it usually is not necessary. BOTOX treatments typically take around 10 – 15 minutes, and you may return to your usual activities after a short rest.
What to Expect with BOTOX®
Following the injection, you can resume your daily activities, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for a minimum of 24 hours. You will be advised to sleep upright for at least one night and to avoid touching your face, which can accidentally spread the BOTOX to other areas. The injected sections of your face may be slightly bruised, swollen, or red for a few days, but you should not experience any serious or long-lasting side effects. In most cases, it usually takes around one week before the final results of BOTOX are visible. The results typically last 3 – 4 months. At MD Boutiques at Pine Creek, we always provide you with close and personalized follow-up care, so you'll have no questions or confusion about home care, touch-up scheduling, or expected results.
BOTOX Ideal Candidates
How much does BOTOX cost?
Your cost for a BOTOX treatment will be based on the amount of product that is needed. This will vary, depending on your unique goals. In your consultation, Dr. Marsala will create your custom treatment plan, and then she can discuss cost estimates. BOTOX produces wonderful results when injected by a trained physician. However, it can also be dangerous if performed by someone who doesn't have experience, which is why you should avoid any place that is advertising discounted or off-brand injections. If you'd like to save money, ask for more information on the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program, which allows you to earn points for BOTOX treatments and other products from Allergan, including Juvéderm and Latisse.
How long will my results last?
The results from BOTOX may be visible for as long as four months. Usually, patients schedule an appointment every quarter to refresh their results; however, you may want to come back earlier. If you're using BOTOX before wrinkles are visible for a proactive measure, you can schedule appointments further apart. After listening to your concerns and creating your BOTOX plan, we will be better able to tell you when you should make your next visit.
What's the difference between wrinkle relaxers and fillers?
Injectable wrinkle relaxers (including BOTOX) and injectable wrinkle fillers (including Restylane and Juvéderm) are both popular cosmetic procedures that decrease wrinkles and correct fine lines. BOTOX works by relaxing overused muscles in your face that create dynamic wrinkles, including frown lines (which appear between your eyebrows), Crow's feet (which appear in the outer edges of your eyes), smile lines, and forehead wrinkles. Wrinkle fillers increase volume below the skin to correct depressions and improve the appearance of wrinkles on the surface. Depending on your goals, Dr. Marsala may suggest BOTOX, injectable fillers, or a liquid "facelift," which combines both.
What's the difference between BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin?
BOTOX, Xeomin, and Dysport are all injectable wrinkle treatments that contain botulinum toxin. All three relax the treated muscles to correct dynamic wrinkles; however, each brand is made to treat specific needs. Some of the small differences between them include the recommended dosage, how far the treatment spreads, and how long the results last. If you'd like to know more, Dr. Marsala can talk with you during your free consultation about why she offers BOTOX at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek.
Is BOTOX safe?
As long as it is administered correctly, BOTOX should not cause serious complications. However, it's still very important to find someone with experience injecting BOTOX, like Dr. Marsala. Too much of the product may cause bad results. An experienced doctor will apply the right dose to safely relax the facial muscles causing the unwanted wrinkles without affecting nearby muscles. BOTOX is quickly becoming one of the most requested cosmetic treatments, as it is considered safe and has earned approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Along with its cosmetic uses, BOTOX can also be used as a treatment for medical conditions such as excessive sweating, facial spasms, migraines, and uncontrollable blinking.
BOTOX Frequently Asked Questions
Don't worry! You can smile, laugh, frown, and make any other face you want without developing lines and wrinkles with BOTOX injectable treatments. To smooth and prevent lines on the face, MD Boutiques at Pine Creek invites you to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Marsala in Colorado Springs, CO to learn more about this amazing nonsurgical relaxer for wrinkles.