Allergan BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections have become more and more popular in recent years. However, despite easy access to this popular injectable, there is still a huge stigma associated with getting injections. Many people are afraid to try this treatment due to concerns over looking like they’ve had work done.
Fortunately, our team at Behr Laser & Skin Care Center is by your side. Staffed by industry experts, we deliver every injectable treatment with the care and precision necessary to deliver beautiful, natural-looking results.REQUEST APPOINTMENT
What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a brand name for botulinum toxin, a substance that eases wrinkles in the face when delivered in small doses. This special neurotoxin type is similar to Dysport® and Jeuveau™ and performs its magic by blocking muscle contractions. This injectable is commonly used for reducing wrinkles and fine lines around the mouth, forehead, and nose. Only licensed and trained healthcare professionals have the experience necessary to administer BOTOX® Cosmetic. Dr. Behr has been administering this treatment for 15 years, and she is a trainer for other healthcare professionals as well.
What Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Address?
If you want to look great without fear of looking “overdone,” our team at Behr Laser & Skin Care Center can help. When you get in touch, we will do our best to determine the ideal treatment course to fit your specific needs. We want to do all we can to get to know you and ensure the best outcome.
Here are just some of the concerns our botulinum toxin injections address:
- Aging Skin
- Forehead Wrinkles
- Crows feet
- Glabella (frown) Lines
- Bunny lines
- Chin dimpling and downturned corners of the mouth
- Masseter hypertrophy (facial shaping)
- Neck Bands
- Nefertiti Lift (jowls)
- Lip flip
How Do Botulinum Toxin Injections Work?
The substance found in BOTOX® Cosmetic works by disrupting the nerve signaling processes that cause muscle movement in your face. Unlike dermal fillers that enhance facial volume, BOTOX® Cosmetic and other neurotoxins work by paralyzing your muscles and preventing them from causing strain to your skin.
What Results Can I Expect?
A recent survey reported that about 97% of patients were satisfied with the results of their BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Dr. Behr has patients follow up in her office two weeks after their treatment to make sure they are satisfied with their results. If a small touch-up is done at this time, it is usually free of charge. BOTOX® Cosmetic injection results typically reach their peak about 5-7 days after the injection. The benefits of this procedure tend to last an average of 3-4 months and treatments can be repeated every three months to maintain results. This treatment is minimally invasive and great for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Your treatment area may feel slightly sore or tender for a short time after your injections. The treated area may also look red and swollen. Some people experience bruising. This risk can be minimized by avoiding alcohol and blood thinners before undergoing injectable treatment. Because these injections are a purified, mild toxin, side effects such as mild flu-like headache or achiness may occur. These side effects also diminish quickly. You should give yourself a 24-hour window before resuming exercise and strenuous activity. Blood-thinning medications and supplements should also be avoided, as should extreme heat, such as sitting in a hot tub or sauna.
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BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections in Fresno, CA
If you’re ready to improve the quality of your skin and enhance your youthful glow, we welcome you to schedule your appointment today. Our Fresno, California center is equipped with the latest and greatest technology to ensure your comfort and deliver excellent results. Get in touch today by filling out the form below or giving us a call at (559) 435-7546.