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August 15, 2018

Botox Lone tree co | emmett plastic surgeryBotox is one of the most sought after non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the U.S. If you are tired of pesky frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines, or wrinkles around the lips or neck, Botox can help. Doctors have been administering Botox for years with incredible results. Let’s discuss how Botox works and what to expect from a treatment.

What Botox is for

As mentioned, Botox can relax and soften wrinkles. The treatment works by injecting a serum into specified muscles. The Botox treatment will block the signals between the muscles and nerves so that the muscles cannot contract. It is commonly used on forehead lines and crow’s feet as well as the lips and mouth area. Be aware that it cannot fix wrinkles that are the result of gravity and sun damage.

What can I expect from the treatment session?

After you’ve had a Botox consultation, your Botox treatment will take just a few minutes. Anesthesia is not necessary. You will notice a more smooth and younger appearance just a few days later. Keep in mind that you must not drink alcohol at least one week prior to your treatment. You will also need to desist from using any aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications. These precautions will help diminish the chance of bruising.

After your treatment, possible side effects include a headache or eyelid drooping, but this is rare. If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, or have a neurological disease, it is not wise to receive Botox.

How long does Botox last?

Botox can last up to four months, and sometimes longer. As you regularly receive Botox injections, the muscles are trained to relax so you will not need the injections as often.

Arrange a consultation

Since Botox does not work on all wrinkles, it is important to arrange a consultation so you can discuss with your doctor what the best non-surgical (or surgical) treatment is for your situation. During your visit, be prepared to answer questions related to your goals and expectations about getting Botox. Arrange your consultation with Emmet Plastic Surgery today by calling our office at 303-955-7545, located in Lone Tree, Colorado.