Botox

 Botox Treatment

Laughter, sadness, anger and surprise – your face shows all of your emotions to the world.  And a lifetime of emotions means your facial muscles have been put to the test, leading to wrinkles, crow’s feet, and laugh lines.

All these signs of emotion can leave you looking older than your years – but thanks to today’s technology, we can significantly reduce their appearance on your face.  With BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, you will be able to see a visible improvement to the wrinkles on your face – and you’ll have smoother skin for up to four months.

We administer small injections directly into the area you’d like to improve. If you’re concerned about pain, or have sensitive facial areas, we’ll be happy to apply an ice pack or anesthetic cream to the area we’ll be working on.

The purified protein from the injection goes to work immediately on the facial muscles that are causing wrinkles.  You will begin to notice visible improvements over the next month.

BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can improve:

  • Worry lines in forehead
  • Lines between the eyebrows
  • Smile lines
  • Laugh lines, from nose to mouth
  • Crow’s feet

We welcome you to come in and talk about if BOTOX– Cosmetic treatment is right for you, and we’ll be glad to answer any and all of your questions.

Botox® works great for lines caused by muscle movement. These lines include the frown lines, the forehead lines, and the crow’s feet around the eyes and nose. It is a quick and simple injection that can be done anytime in one of our convenient offices. Side effects are extremely uncommon, and it is simply repeated every four months on average for a wonderful, natural result.

Ever since the FDA approved Botox for cosmetic use seven years ago, women (and men) have been singing Botox’s praises. The masses aren’t deterred by its short shelf life — effects last only three to six months — or the need for ongoing shots costing $300 to $1,000 per injection site or area. Nearly 3 million Botox treatments are administered in the United States every year.

 

Botox benefits

As a result, Botox can keep you looking far younger than your years, which has its advantages.

Botox is most effective on wrinkles that haven’t quite set. Wrinkles that appear while you’re moving your face, such as when you frown. “If you don’t move the muscle too much, you won’t form the wrinkle.  Botox is preventive.

Botox side effects

But is Botox safe? Yes, Botox has been used  [for medical purposes] for 20 years. Cosmetic botox doses are very small.  Hold off if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, though. toxins

Side effects are possible: headaches, bruising, and pain at the site of injection, and in fewer than 1% of cases, drooping eyelids or eyebrows that return to their natural position within a few months. You can’t control all of those problems, follow these tips to avoid looking weird instead of wonderful:

Don’t be a pill. Bruising at the site of the needle injection is more common in people taking aspirin or ibuprofen; these medications thin the blood and increase bleeding (it’s the blood that causes the bruise). Skip the pills for two weeks in advance of your Botox treatment for skin that looks smooth, not black and blue.

Go easy. To avoid the plastered, I-can’t-quite-smile look, ask your doctor for a Botox-light treatment. The units of Botox used are adjusted to give you a more natural and expressive appearance.

Don’t party on. Spas and Botox parties may sound like a fun way to fight Father Time, but injections are no laughing matter. Well-done Botox treatments require knowledge of facial anatomy and a skilled hand.

Botox Cost

BOTOX® Cosmetic is priced according to the amount required to relax the muscles. Please schedule a free consultation to determine the appropriate treatment for you.  PicMed Clinic is dedicated to providing the best providers, in a medical environment, at a great value.  As much pricing information as possible is provided by phone consultation.  We understand your time is as valuable as possible.  Schedule your appointment today and get best results for the best price.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. We offer interest-free financing on all packages.

Most health insurance plans and policies do not cover cosmetic procedures. Please consult your carrier for more information.

It seems like everybody is talking about Botox® Cosmetic, the highly effective, non surgical procedure that can dramatically reduce your toughest wrinkle—the one between your brows—within 7 days and lasts up to four months. It’s been reported in the news, in fashion, health and beauty magazines, and on TV. Or perhaps you’ve heard about it from your friends, and you want to know more. You want the whole story before you decide if Botox® Cosmetic is right for you.

What Botox® Cosmetic is?

A treatment with Botox® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical procedure that smoothes the deep, persistent frown lines between your brows that developed over time. One ten-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—relaxes the muscles that cause these frown lines between your brows to form and keeps them relaxed up to four months. Botox® Cosmetic has been widely tested. Now it’s approved by the FDA.

The results are dramatic and apparent within days. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of the men and women surveyed rated the improvement in their frown lines between their brows as moderate to better. For many, Botox® Cosmetic virtually “erases” these lines.

Unlike surgery, Botox® Cosmetic is fast, simple, and minimally invasive, with no downtime or recovery. Most people return directly to work or normal activity following treatment. Within days, they report looking more natural and relaxed. With Botox® Cosmetic, they’ll know you’ve done something, they just won’t know what.

What Botox® Cosmetic isn’t?

Botox® Cosmetic is not magic. It’s medicine, the result of years of careful research and testing. Allergan’s Botox product is the only one of its type with over 10 years of success in treating patients with a variety of conditions. With dosing specific to treat frown lines between the brows, this same product is now available as Botox® Cosmetic.

Botox® Cosmetic will not radically change your appearance or make you look “like you’ve had work done.” It will not make you look twenty years younger. Because it’s highly localized and administered intramuscularly, its effects are usually confined to the region of injection, and Botox® Cosmetic does not remain in your body indefinitely.

Is Botox® Cosmetic right for you?

If you’re between the ages 18 to 65 and doing all you can to look your best is important to you, Botox® Cosmetic may be for you.

If reducing those tough frown lines between your brows would make you feel more approachable, Botox® Cosmetic may be for you.

Thousands of appearance-conscious women and men have already discovered the benefits of Botox® Cosmetic. Not just models and movie stars, but ordinary people—teachers, mothers, and business people from all walks of life.

Who should administer Botox® Cosmetic?

Any authorized healthcare professional can administer Botox® Cosmetic. At PicMed we will only have our experience Medical Doctor or Nurse Practiner administer Botox to our patients.

What to expect from Botox® Cosmetic?

Our staff will determine exactly where to administer several tiny injections to achieve the best results. No anesthesia is required, although he or she may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting. The entire procedure takes approximately ten minutes. Discomfort is minimal and brief—most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. It is unlikely you will develop significant side effects, although some people develop slight temporary bruising at the injection site, which can easily be covered by makeup. You may resume normal activity immediately.

Within days, you’ll see a marked improvement which may continue to improve for as long as a week and should last up to four months.

Botox® Cosmetic relaxes the overactive muscles whose repeated contractions cause the frown lines between your brows to form. So you can frown, smile, or look surprised—without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.

Unretouched clinical photos taken while frowning before and 30 days after Botox® Cosmetic.

In clinical trials, 89% of patients rated improvement in frown lines between the brows as moderate or better. Individual results may vary.

The most common side effects are headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea. Botox® Cosmetic should not be used if there is an infection at the injection site.

Will the frown lines between my brows look worse if I choose not to continue treatments?

No. The frown lines between your brows gradually revert to their pre-treatment appearance.

Who is a good candidate for Botox® Cosmetic?

Any image-conscious man or woman who is concerned about the appearance of frown lines between their brows can consider treatment. Botox® Cosmetic can be used by people from age 18 to 65. Your doctor can help you decide if Botox® Cosmetic is right for you.

What exactly is Botox® Cosmetic?

Botox® Cosmetic is a natural, purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Very low doses of Botox® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the overactive muscles that cause lines between the brows to form. Botox® Cosmetic works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles. The effects of Botox® Cosmetic are usually confined to the injected region; it does not travel throughout the body.

Is treatment with Botox® Cosmetic painful?

Discomfort is minimal and brief. Your physician may choose to use a local anesthetic cream or ice to minimize this. Once the injection is complete, there is usually no discomfort.

How long does Botox® Cosmetic last?

Botox® Cosmetic lasts up to four months.

Is Botox® Cosmetic expensive?

When considering your facial aesthetic options, Botox® Cosmetic is quite affordable. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s 2000 survey, Botox® Cosmetic is one of the least expensive facial aesthetic procedures, ranking seventh of the nine most widely used procedures in the United States. Like other appearance related investments, such as hair coloring and cuts, teeth whitening, and chemical peels, the cost must be weighed relative to your expectations. Consult your doctor for more information.

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