Netflix, Coke, and …. BOTOX®. Words that are easily understood substitutes for broad categories and have become common in everyday usage. As the OG of neuromodulators, BOTOX® Cosmetic has been the number one non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed since the year of Y2K.
Facial expression is a natural and essential part of communication, but repeated use of certain muscles can leave permanent wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes and mouth. Neuromodulators, of which BOTOX® Cosmetic has the most name recognition, temporarily inactivate those muscles to smooth the lines in your face. Dysport® represents another effective neuromodulator and an alternative treatment option.
Although this is the most commonly performed procedure in the United States, it is important to ensure your procedure is performed by a provider who is well versed in facial anatomy and skilled as an injector. Although rare, complications can occur, and at Restore SD Plastic Surgery, we feel it is of the utmost importance to entrust your care to our certified and experienced injectors.Schedule a Consultation
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are the two most commonly injected neuromodulators approved for treatment of fine lines and wrinkles of the face. They are both offered at Restore SD Plastic Surgery. There are many effective uses for neuromodulators that are cost-effective means to facial rejuvenation and may postpone surgical intervention.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are well-researched, safe, and effective treatments for fine lines and wrinkles of the face. They may not be the right choice for every line and wrinkle – fillers, fat grafting, or laser skin tightening may be the primary solution for your facial rejuvenation concerns. These other non-surgical procedures, in addition to skin care, can also complement the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Your Restore SD surgeon will thoroughly evaluate your areas of concern and partner with you to develop a comprehensive facial rejuvenation plan that may include BOTOX® Cosmetic, skin care, laser, and filler.
On the day of your consultation, your Restore SD Plastic surgeon will review your facial anatomy, your concerns and goals for treatment to create a tailored approach to your facial rejuvenation plan. Once we have determined the areas to be treated and the amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic to use, we will apply a gentle cleanser and an antiseptic to the areas of injection. Ice packs can be applied before and after treatment to make the process as comfortable as possible.
Your provider will then inject the neuromodulator with a very small needle. Shortly after, you can re-apply makeup and go about your day. It typically takes 3 to 10 days before effects are seen.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are performed in the office setting and are generally repeated at regular intervals of 4 to 6 months. We can help you avoid hectic scheduling by setting up your next visit as you leave!
Pain from the injection is minimal and aside from an occasional small amount of bruising, return to daily activities is immediate. Most patients return at one week for a re-assessment after their first session to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment plan. Once you have an established plan with Restore SD Plastic Surgery, regular follow-ups for additional treatments can be scheduled every 4 to 6 months as part of a maintenance plan. Remember that it takes 3 to 10 days to see the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic. If you have an important event or just want to freshen up, you should allow yourself enough time for the treatment to take effect and any subtle bruising to subside.
The Combined Procedures
BOTOX® Cosmetic complements other facial rejuvenation procedures to restore youth and vitality to your appearance. It is often combined with fillers such as JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, JUVÉDERM®, or Restylane® as well as laser skin rejuvenation. Need a new BFF? – use our BOTOX® Cosmetic, Filler, and Fractionate laser approach to thwart the aging process! The BFF approach will maximize your non-invasive facial rejuvenation results. Skin care is a vital foundation for every facial rejuvenation program. Your Restore SD team will make individualized recommendations for your skin type to ensure you have the healthiest and youngest appearing skin possible. Our medical grade skin care products are not available in retail stores and a complimentary skin care evaluation is offered at every Restore SD consultation.