Have you always wanted to get Botox, but aren’t really sure what it’s all about? There’s a lot to consider before deciding if Botox is right for you. For more information on the procedure the physicians and skin care professionals at Boulder Plastic Surgery in Boulder, Colorado can answer all of your questions. Having all the details will put your mind at ease about this simple cosmetic treatment that can take years off of your facial appearance.
- What is Botox?
Botox is the commercial name of the highly diluted protein toxin that is injected to temporarily paralyze the muscles that cause facial wrinkles.
- Am I a good candidate for Botox?
If you have moderate to severe wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, or forehead as the result of scrunching the facial muscles, Botox can relax these muscles and diminish the appearance of the facial wrinkles. Patients between the ages of 18-65 are candidates for Botox.
- How long does the procedure take?
Botox must be administered by a physician, and only takes about 15 minutes in the comfort of the Boulder Plastic Surgery office. You can do it on your lunch break!
- Is there any downtime after the procedure?
There is no cutting or anesthesia involved with Botox. All patients really need is to apply an ice pack after the procedure to reduce any swelling or stinging, avoid exercise for 24 hours, and avoid rubbing the area. Other than that, you can get your Botox injections, get on with your day, and look fabulous!
- How soon will I see results?
You’ll see facial results from Botox within 1-2 days, with optimal results achieved in about 1-4 weeks.
- How long do Botox results last?
Botox is a highly effective, but temporary solution to diminishing facial wrinkles. Results will vary slightly for individuals, but injections will have to be repeated every 3-5 months.
- Are there any dangerous side effects of Botox?
So many people love Botox because the side effects are so minimal. Patients have experienced side effects such as mild headaches and nausea, or slight bruising and swelling of the injections site. Side effects often resolve themselves in a matter of a few hours. In some cases, patients may experience eyelid drooping as a result of injections around the eyes, but this too usually resolves itself in a matter of a few weeks.
The physicians at Boulder Plastic Surgery will check your medical history to ensure you don’t have any preexisting conditions that would interfere with Botox treatments.
- Is Botox expensive?
The cost of Botox treatments depends on how many injection units are used and sites are treated. Botox costs start as low $225 at Boulder Plastic Surgery. You’d pay that much on high end skin care serums, moisturizers, and cosmetics that need to be applied every single day, as opposed to one office visit for Botox!Plus, we often run various skin care specials with combined treatments that give our patients extra savings!
A Younger Looking You is Waiting at Boulder Plastic Surgery
Come into Boulder Plastic Surgery and meet our physicians and skin care consultants for a consultation to answer any other questions you may have about getting Botox. You can schedule your Botox appointment online for added convenience, and quickly get on the road to a younger looking you. Boulder Plastic Surgery is located at 2525 4th St. in Boulder, CO.