BOTOX Frequently Asked Questions
To help turn back the hands of time and prevent lines and wrinkles from forming on the upper section of the face, Plastic Surgery Institute of Utah in Midvale, UT is proud to offer BOTOX injections to local men and women. This nonsurgical procedure provides gorgeous results and is extremely popular among both of the sexes. BOTOX can provide patients with a big improvement to dynamic lines and wrinkles, which are created when expressions cause the muscles to contract on the upper face. The lines disappear as the face relaxes, but dynamic lines can still exist. In addition to smoothing out wrinkles, it has also been used to treat various medical conditions, such as migraines, back and shoulder pain, and muscle spasms. This injectable is derived from a filtered strain of botulinum toxin (type A) that temporarily blocks the movements of the muscle. It is most commonly placed between the brows, on the Crow's feet, and along the forehead by either board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Moore or his skilled injector.
In addition to the ever-popular BOTOX, Dr. Moore's office also offers both Dysport and Xeomin injectables for patients, depending on their needs, preferences, and budget. Regardless of your reasoning for wanting to receive one of these wrinkle-erasing treatments, we will work with you to determine what procedure technique and product will yield you your best results.
Just Express Yourself
BOTOX (as well as Dysport and Xeomin) is ideal for individuals who want to smooth the appearance of dynamic lines on their face nonsurgically. BOTOX can also be used as a preventive treatment even if you are younger — keep in mind how often you tend to make facial expressions. It is a great nonsurgical approach if you have forehead lines or noticeable furrows between the brows. It's also a solution for lines that form around the eyes. If you have deeper lines, an injectable filler may be recommended. Furthermore, if you are older with severe wrinkles, you may opt for a facelift. This offers a more dramatic result, and it is more long term. Plastic Surgery Institute of Utah also performs facelifts, brow lifts, and eyelid surgeries as great options for facial rejuvenation if more dramatic results are what you crave.
BOTOX and our other injections are done as an outpatient procedure at our AAAASF-accredited office. If it is your first time to visit us in Midvale, UT for BOTOX, we often perform the injection during the same appointment as your consultation with Dr. Moore. You will be asked to make different facial expressions using the upper face, such as squinting, frowning, etc., which will allow us to plan out the placement of the injections. The skin will be cleansed, and BOTOX will be injected through a fine needle, followed by a cold compress to help lessen swelling, bruising, and discomfort. You can request a numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable, but it generally is not necessary. BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin injections typically take about 10 – 15 minutes, and you can return to your normal activities after a short rest.
What to Expect with BOTOX®
After the injection, you can resume your daily activities, but strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least 24 hours. You will be asked to sleep upright for the first night and to not touch your face, which may accidentally spread the treatment to other areas. The treated areas of the face may be slightly bruised, swollen, or red for a few days, but you will not experience any serious or long-lasting side effects. In most cases, it usually takes about 5 – 7 days before the full effects of BOTOX are visible. The results typically last 3 – 4 months. You should speak to your injector about how often to schedule touch-up appointments at Plastic Surgery Institute of Utah to maintain your results.
BOTOX Ideal Candidates
How much does BOTOX cost?
Your cost for a BOTOX treatment will depend on how much product is used. This will vary based on your needs and goals. During your consultation, Dr. Moore will create your personal treatment plan before he estimates your total costs. BOTOX can produce wonderful results when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon or injector, but it can also be unsafe if done by someone without training. For this reason, it is better to avoid places offering cheap or knock-off injections. To save money, ask about the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program so you can earn points for BOTOX treatments and other Allergan products, like Juvéderm dermal fillers.
How long will my results last?
The results from BOTOX can last up to four months. Most patients schedule an appointment every few months to refresh their results, but you may want to come back sooner if it's necessary. If you are getting BOTOX while you are younger as a preventive treatment, you may be able to schedule appointments further apart. After listening to your goals and creating your treatment plan, Dr. Moore will be better able to estimate when you should schedule your next appointment.
What's the difference between wrinkle relaxers and fillers?
Wrinkle relaxers (like BOTOX) and wrinkle fillers (like Juvéderm and Restylane) are both popular cosmetic treatments that decrease wrinkles and smooth fine lines. BOTOX relaxes overused facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, like frown lines (between the eyebrows), Crow's feet (in the outer corner's of the eyes), forehead wrinkles, and smile lines. Wrinkle fillers add volume under the skin to correct hollow areas and decrease the appearance of wrinkles on the surface. Depending on your goals, Dr. Moore may recommend BOTOX, injectable fillers, or a combination of both for the effects of a "liquid facelift."
What's the difference between BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin?
BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin are all injectable wrinkle treatments that use botulinum toxin (type A). All three relax facial muscles to address dynamic wrinkles, but each formula is designed to suit specific areas and needs. There are subtle differences between them, including the recommended dosage, treatment spread, and length of results. Dr. Moore will choose the best brand or brands to match your needs and goals.
Is BOTOX safe?
When administered properly, BOTOX rarely causes any complications. With that said, it is still very important to find someone who has experience in handling this medication, like Dr. Moore. Too much of the product can cause an undesirable outcome. A skilled plastic surgeon or injector will use just enough of the medication to effectively freeze the facial muscles that cause wrinkles while leaving nearby muscles unaffected. One of the most popular cosmetic treatments on the market today, it is safe and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition to its cosmetic uses, BOTOX is also used to treat medical conditions, such as facial spasms, excessive sweating, uncontrollable blinking, and migraines.
Plan Your Procedure
BOTOX Procedure Technique
Don't worry! You can smile, laugh, frown, and make any other expression you want without developing lines and wrinkles with BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin injectable treatments. To smooth and prevent lines on the face, we invite you to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Moore or a member of his experienced team in Midvale, UT to learn more about this amazing nonsurgical injectable.