Non-surgical way to get beautiful wrinkle-free skin
Botox (Botox or Dysport) injection is non-surgical procedure that minimizes or eliminates facial and neck wrinkles and expression marks from use and overuse. It is the most widely used non-surgical procedure in the world for facial rejuvination.
Botox is made with botulinum toxin type A, which is a formulation that inhibits the release of acetylcholine locally and prevents muscle contraction temporarily. Wrinkles occur when the facial muscles contract over the same points repeatedly (talking, eating, facial expressions) and eventually the skin develops the permanent, deep folds. Botox stops the muscles from contracting, relaxing that area of the face and releases the wrinkling of the skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can get Botox?
Anyone that wants to rejuvenate the appearance of his/her face can have Botox injected. It is especially recommended for most people over 30 years old, both to treat forming wrinkles and prevent the formation of new or deeper wrinkles.
Pregnant or breastfeeding patients, patients with neuromuscular weakness disorders, and patients with an allergy to botox may not have the procedure done.
What Results Can I Expect From Botox?
Botox gives a more youthful and well-rested appearance. If used correctly, it can do wonders for all parts of the face. On the upper face, it’s wonderful for minimizing wrinkles, though it can also be used to lift and reshape eyebrows. On the lower face, it can reshape your smile, treat wrinkles around the lips and chin and minimize the visibility of gums when smiling.
While muscles targeted are temporarily paralyzed, you should still be able to make facial expressions and not look frozen.
How long does Botox effects last?
From 3 to 6 months. Younger and more physically active patients can expect to have a shorter effective time as the Botox metabolizes faster.
Any consequences to getting Botox?
When Botox is injected correctly in the appropriate patient, there are minimal adverse effects. If Botox is injected improperly or if proper aftercare is not maintained, migration of Botox product may occur that can cause facial asymmetry or ptosis of the eye (dropped eyebrow/lid)
Dr. Ben Shatil or his physician assistant will discuss the patients goals and set realistic expectations. All questions will be answered before injecting begins. Dr. Ben will assure that the patient is an ideal candidate for the application of Botox and will give recommendations for the most ideal appearance.
Consultations and injections are done at the same appointment. A virtual video consultation is also available.