How Long Will My Wrinkles Stay Relaxed After BOTOX® Injections?
For men and women who are looking to minimize wrinkles and fine lines on their faces, they frequently turn to BOTOX injections, a nonsurgical and effective method to smooth and beautify their complexions. Dr. Terrence “Terry” Higgins of Plastic Surgery Vegas is pleased to offer his patients in Las Vegas, NV BOTOX, and other similar injectable treatments to achieve their desired cosmetic goals.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX, or onabotulinumtoxinA, is an injectable wrinkle relaxer used to calm muscle contractions of the face that are responsible for various facial expressions. Botulinum toxin can be safely administered via injection in small, calculated dosages. Too much botulinum toxin can be dangerous and negatively impact cosmetic results. That’s why it is important for patients to select a skilled and board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Higgins, to perform the injections.
How do BOTOX injections work?
BOTOX is injected directly into the muscles responsible for facial expressions. Wrinkles and fine lines associated with these facial expressions may or may not go away when the muscles are relaxed. However, BOTOX temporarily blocks the contractions of these muscles and softens the appearance of dynamic wrinkles and fine lines. BOTOX injection treatment sessions are typically completed in 10 – 15 minutes and from the comforts of one of our private treatment rooms at Plastic Surgery Vegas. Patients are asked to make a variety of facial expressions to help the surgeon identify where the injections should be made to optimize results.
Am I a candidate for BOTOX?
Both men and women are excellent candidates for BOTOX injections if they want:
to soften or diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles using a nonsurgical method
to prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming
BOTOX is commonly used to combat wrinkles around the eyes (Crow’s feet), between the eyebrows, and along the forehead. Dr. Higgins works with every patient to customize their BOTOX treatment plan and to produce beautiful outcomes.
Are BOTOX injections the same as cosmetic fillers?
Unlike BOTOX, dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm® and Restylane®, are used to add volume under the skin to correct unwanted hollowed areas and deep wrinkles. For patients who want to remedy severe wrinkles and volume, Dr. Higgins can arrange for filler injections, which can be combined with BOTOX injections to better meet their personal aesthetic goals.
Are the injections painful?
Patients often feel a slight pinch or sting with each BOTOX injection. Dr. Higgins offers topical numbing cream for patients who want to feel more comfortable during their treatment sessions. After treatment, patients commonly experience temporary bruising, swelling, and tenderness around each injection site.
Is there any recovery time required after receiving injections?
Since BOTOX is a same-day procedure, patients can resume normal activities almost immediately after treatment. Dr. Higgins will provide recovery recommendations to promote proper healing and to maximize results, including:
Keeping the head elevated while sleeping the first night
Avoiding touching the face to keep BOTOX from spreading to other areas
Avoiding strenuous activity for at least one day after treatment
How long will my wrinkles stay relaxed after BOTOX injections?
It takes approximately 5 – 7 days for patients to notice BOTOX injection results. Treatment results can last up to 3 – 4 months, depending on the patient and adherence to recovery recommendations. Feel free to call our professional team at Plastic Surgery Vegas to discuss follow-up appointments, concerning symptoms, and touch-up treatment plans.
Are there other wrinkle relaxers available besides BOTOX?
At Plastic Surgery Vegas, we offer both BOTOX and Dysport® Like BOTOX, Dysport is a wrinkle relaxer injection that uses botulinum toxin. The primary differences between BOTOX and Dysport include recommended dosages, treatment spreads, and the duration of results. Dr. Higgins will work with you to determine which wrinkle relaxer is best to meet your treatment goals.
Where to learn more about BOTOX injections
If you are interested in softening or preventing fine lines and wrinkles while avoiding surgery, call Plastic Surgery Vegas in Las Vegas, NV and schedule a BOTOX consultation today. Dr. Terrence “Terry” Higgins performs procedures for the face, breast, and body. Dr. Higgins performs initial exams, collects your personal history, and listens to your concerns and personal goals to create a customized treatment plan that produces results you’ll be happy with.