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BOTOX works by temporarily paralyzing your facial muscles, preventing them from causing the lines and wrinkles that can contribute to an aged or tired appearance. Reach out and set up a consultation, to learn more about BOTOX and what it can do for you!

BOTOX Treatments in Scottsdale, AZ

As you move your face to laugh, smile, or talk, the muscles that lie just beneath your skin are expanding and contracting. This constant use, over time, can sometimes cause the development of lines, wrinkles, and folds in the skin. BOTOX temporarily paralyzes these facial muscles, keeping them from causing these wrinkles, through a compound known as botulinum toxin A, which is produced by the microbe that causes botulism. 

Manufactured by Allergan, Inc., it is used to treat permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin that are formed by the continual contraction of facial muscles. In addition to its cosmetic applications, it can also be used to treat a number of medical issues like excessive sweating, overactive bladder, neck spasms, crossed eyes, chronic back and jaw pain, and migraines.

What Can BOTOX Do for Me?

Although originally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of eye and muscle spasms, BOTOX was quickly acknowledged for its cosmetic value. Properly placed injections of BOTOX Cosmetic block the nerve impulses sent to your muscles, weakening them to the point where they cannot contract, and temporarily eliminating moderate to severe furrows and lines. 

According to Allergan, BOTOX Cosmetic has been “extensively researched, with approximately 2500 studies,” and can be used to treat the following:

  • Forehead furrows
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Skin bands on the neck

What Is the BOTOX Procedure Like?

Using a very fine needle, a member of our highly-trained skincare team will inject BOTOX Cosmetic into the facial muscles that are causing your furrows and lines. The treatment doesn’t require anesthetic, but some doctors choose to numb the area to be injected with ice packs or a topical anesthetic cream.

You’ll be able to see your results within a few days of your initial treatment, and they typically last up to four months, although making care to treat the area on a regular basis will certainly help you to retain your results for much longer. Injections should be given only by qualified medical professionals.

Are There Side Effects with BOTOX Cosmetic?

There isn’t any downtime with BOTOX, meaning you’ll be able to return to your daily life as soon as your treatment is over. Injection-site side effects of BOTOX Cosmetic are usually mild and temporary, and include the following:

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Inflammation
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bleeding
  • Bruising

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