BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections in Seattle Washington
Many people are bothered by the appearance of horizontal lines over the forehead, vertical lines between the eyebrows (frown lines), and crows feet around the eyes. For those who would like to improve or “erase” these lines “without” surgery there is an effective alternative treatment known as BOTOX®. When injected into the muscles these lines and wrinkles soften. BOTOX® works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles – the muscles are then relaxed. The relaxed muscles then cause the skin to flatten and the result is a smooth unwrinkled look. BOTOX® therapy is considered safe since the amounts injected for cosmetic use are so small that no ill effects are seen elsewhere. The benefit of this treatment is temporary, lasting 3-6 months, depending on the individual.
What exactly is Botox?
BOTOX is a protein serum that is administered by trained professionals to treat and prevent facial wrinkles produced by underlying muscle tension. It is one of the most effective non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures available today, and it can provide dramatic improvements in a short period of time. With approximately 7.5 million operations conducted in 2018, it is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic therapy in the world.
Our practitioners administer Botox to the chosen face area using a small needle to avoid discomfort and allow for higher precision of delivery. The majority of individuals report that their discomfort is minor and only lasts a few minutes. Botox usually takes 3-10 days to start working.
Forehead lines can be effectively treated with this product. Between the brows, there are vertical lines. At the corners of your eyes, lines are forming. Helps in the treatment of lines around the mouth. It’s easy to take, with no discomfort and no downtime.
Dr. William Portuese, a facial plastic surgeon, has considerable Botox experience and has been treating patients for over 20 years. Unfortunately, injectables are not well-regulated, and many unskilled doctors and non-physicians may easily take a weekend course before giving injectables, usually at a reduced or discounted price. Botox risks and consequences are usually the result of an untrained injector. In such circumstances, the injectable may develop a negative reputation when the issue is with the injector rather than the product.
It’s also crucial to remember that just because someone is a board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist doesn’t guarantee they do injectable procedures on a regular basis.
Many have a lot of expertise with other operations and don’t focus as much on Botox and facial fillers.
Facial volumization has been a popular focus in facial rejuvenation, and finding a physician that understands the many levels of tissue in the face is critical. With so many various dermal fillers and injectable choices available today, you’ll want someone who knows which products are best for which parts of the face and can make appropriate suggestions based on your individual requirements and concerns.
Patients value our provider’s genuine interest for their health and happiness. They are dedicated to treating all patients in an ethical, caring, and honest manner, and they strive hard to win and maintain their trust.
Botox works by temporarily inhibiting nerve signals to the facial muscles. The underlying face muscles relax as a result, and the skin begins to smooth out. Muscles that have not been treated continue to operate, allowing for normal face expression. This, however, is simply a transitory situation. In 3 to 6 months, the treated muscles restore complete function, according to scientific research.
Since 1989, the FDA has approved Botox as a safe and effective therapeutic medicine, and it has been used successfully for almost 20 years. Bruising is the most prevalent adverse effect, however it is uncommon. Botox should not be used on pregnant women or those who have neurological problems.
Men and women who are concerned about facial aging, particularly in the forehead, between the brows, and around the eyes, are the greatest candidates for Botox. Botox and dermal fillers are frequently used to give comprehensive face rejuvenation without surgery.
Dermal fillers and/or botox injections are frequently used by younger patients to prevent or delay the onset of indications of aging.Non-surgical browlifts, which use Botox to create a modest lift for all adult patients, are also popular.
Okay, you’ve had Botox injected by a dentist or a nail salon, and now you have an expressionless face, asymmetrical brows, or one drooping eyelid. Is it possible to repair this?
If you don’t like the way an area looks after receiving a hyaluronic-based dermal filler like Restylane, you can immediately reverse the effect by injecting an enzyme into the same area.The enzyme degrades the hyaluronic acid, reversing the volume gain.
Botox isn’t the same as fillers. Because it relaxes muscles, once it has completed its task, the muscle will remain relaxed for up to four months.
Botox can’t be reversed if it was over-injected and you can’t develop expressions on your brows. All you have to do now is wait for the Botox to wear off. The same is true if you have a droopy eyelid, albeit in certain circumstances, we can prescribe an eye drop to aid.
We can correct any asymmetry in your brows, such as one brow being higher than the other.We just inject Botox into the stronger side of the brow.
This may appear to be backwards, but it isn’t.Because Botox has already softened the lower brow, we can “fix” the botched Botox treatment by injecting more Botox to the other, higher brow.
Botox, unlike dermal fillers, isn’t simply injected beneath a wrinkle.Botox injections require a thorough understanding of facial anatomy on the part of the injector.
Vertical and horizontal forehead lines, as well as wrinkles around the eyes (sometimes known as “crow’s feet”), are the most typically treated locations.Botox can also be used to prevent the formation of these lines in people who are already showing signs of wrinkling.Botox can also be used to address wrinkles around the lips, chin dimpling, neck bands, and enlarged masseter muscles if used correctly.Botox will not help with sagging skin, UV damage, or wrinkles that aren’t caused by muscular contraction.
Botox is sold by the unit, and different parts of the body require varying quantities to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles.While we can offer you an estimate of how much your Botox session will cost based on some common numbers (for example, crow’s feet often require 5-15 units), each patient’s face characteristics are unique.Gender, size, and the strength of your facial muscles, as well as your metabolism, all influence how much Botox you require.As a starting point, consider the image below.
Botox does not necessitate any recovery period.It’s possible that the injection sites will be slightly red and swollen.A slight headache may occur for a few hours in some persons, but this is uncommon. Patients should not rub their injection sites for at least 24 hours after their procedure.This is because doing so may induce Botox to migrate to an undesirable muscle, resulting in unforeseen consequences.
You may see a significant improvement in the treated regions within 3-10 days, with sustained improvement for up to 30 days.The lines will lessen with time as the muscle weakens, especially if you use it frequently.
The visible effects have been demonstrated to endure for 3-6 months.Most patients believe that treatments are required every four months, however with repeated use, the muscle weakens and treatment is no longer required as frequently.
Discomfort is usually minor and only lasts a few minutes.The therapy lasts around ten minutes, and an ice pack is applied shortly afterward.
Although the results are noticeable, a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment will not drastically alter your face appearance or make you appear to have had “work done.”You can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows because the muscle activity that generates frown lines between the brows is momentarily diminished.Faces that appear “frozen” are caused by the treating injector’s abuse or overuse of Botox.
Botox should not be used if:
Allergic to any of the BOTOX® or BOTOX® Cosmetic ingredients
The components in BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic are listed in the Medication Guide.
Have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product, such as Myobloc® or Dysport®, have a skin infection at the injection site are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
It is unknown whether BOTOX® Cosmetic will affect your unborn child.
Are breastfeeding or intend to nurse their children.BOTOX® Cosmetic does not appear to transfer into breast milk.
If you don’t keep getting treatments, the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows will gradually return to how they were before you started.
The muscles will weaken over time as a result of repeated use, allowing you to lengthen the duration between treatment intervals.
Individual outcomes may differ.
To obtain the greatest results, go to a provider in Seattle WA that has experience with BOTOX injections.
It is critical to use an experienced injector who is familiar with facial structure and has had the necessary training to avoid issues.
For Botox injections in the greater Seattle area, please contact the office of Dr. William Portuese at 206 624-6200. Learn more about the facial plastic surgery procedures offered at The Seattle Facial Plastic Surgery Center.