Dr. Bloomer is certified by the American Academy of Facial Esthetics for treatment of Botox in the head and neck for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes.
What is Botox® Cosmetic and How Does It Work?
Botox® is an FDA approved purified protein which is injected into targeted muscles and temporarily blocks nerve signals that cause muscle movements. This relaxes muscles, which reduces or eliminates fine lines and wrinkles.
Within 3-5 days of the Botox injection, the treated facial muscles become temporarily relaxed, causing the skin to lay flat and unwrinkled. The treated muscles contract in a normal fashion allowing facial expressions to be unaffected.
Botox injections only take a few minutes and will remain effective for approximately 3 months.
Why Should I Consider Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox can help you achieve a more youthful, radiant appearance. Botox® can improve the appearance of wrinkles in the forehead, frown lines, crow's feet, and radial lip lines. Botox can give the appearance of a brow lift in some individuals.
Botox can also relieve pain from headaches, clenching and grinding.
How Quickly Will I See a Difference?
Results may be noticeable as early as one to two days after injection, but may take up to 2 weeks in some individuals.
How Long Can I Expect My Results to Last?
Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Your own results may vary.
What Are the Possible Adverse Effects of Botox®?
The use of Botox® is very safe, however, as with any medical procedure there are possible risks and side effects to be aware of when using Botox®.
Of those that occur, the majority are those found after any type of injection- redness, bruising, swelling, and, rarely, injection site infections. Much less common adverse effects are related to temporary weakening an unintended muscle- this can result in temporary facial asymmetry.
Schedule a consult to learn more about Botox® today!