Quick, safe and effective, BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected under the skin into areas surrounding the eyes, forehead, and mouth to smooth crow's feet, frown and worry lines, and lines on the neck. Made from a purified protein, BOTOX® relaxes the muscle of the face that cause dynamic wrinkles to give the face a rejuvenated look. The surgeons of Oculoplastic Associates of Texas use BOTOX® on their Dallas and Plano patients for cosmetic enhancements, but it may also be useful for relieving eyelid (blepharospasm) and facial spasms (hemifacial spasm).
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About The Procedure
After determining a treatment plan during the initial consultation, the doctor may be able to perform BOTOX® injections right away in the minor procedures room. The treatment only takes about 5 minutes and patients will be able to leave the office and resume their normal activities immediately, but it is advised that strenuous activity be avoided. Since very thin needles are used, most patients will only feel minor pain and discomfort, but local anesthesia or numbing creams can be used if needed.
During/After The Procedure
Immediately following the BOTOX® treatment, some patients may experience temporary mild bruising, but the treated wrinkles begin to fade within 72 hours, with continued improvement over the next 5 days. The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic typically last up to 4 – 6 months, although many have reported results lasting up to a full year. After several sessions of BOTOX® treatments, the results may begin to last longer. The doctor may ask the patient to return to the office 1 – 2 weeks after their procedure to see the results and check for side effects or complications.
A BOTOX® treatment session may cost between $500 and $1,000, depending on the amount of syringes used. During the initial consultation, the doctor will be able to better estimate a patient’s cost after determining their goals and examining the areas needing treatment.
Plan Your Procedure
Patients should expect to have redness and swelling on their face after the treatment, but this should subside in 1 – 3 days. Our doctors advise patients to avoid laying down or inverting the body for the first few hours after the treatment. Also, patients should avoid touching or massaging the injections sites as this can cause the treatment to spread to other areas. Patients are encouraged to call our Dallas or Plano office with any questions or concerns.
BOTOX® is a safe form of botulinum toxin (type A) that is approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for cosmetic use. As board-certified ophthalmologists, the surgeons of Oculoplastic Associates of Texas are able to properly administer BOTOX® treatment. Patients should be careful to tell their doctor about their medical history, including the use of NSAIDs (aspirin), anticoagulants, or blood thinners.
In addition to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, BOTOX® may be useful for treating migraine headaches, excessive sweating, chronic back and jaw pain, and muscle spasms.