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BOTOX® Injection Results: What Patients Should Know

By Dr. Suzanne Yee on July 14, 2017


A woman getting BOTOX® injectionsPeople want to look their best, but they don't necessarily want to undergo surgery. This helps explain the popularity of cosmetic injectables. BOTOX® injections and the use of dermal fillers can work wonders for the appearance. Our Little Rock plastic surgery and cosmetic skin care center is proud to offer BOTOX® cosmetic injections as an alternative to surgical treatments.

Let's take a moment to discuss BOTOX® injections and how they can be of benefit to you. Our focus will be on the results and outcomes of treatment.

About BOTOX® Injections

BOTOX® injections are a type of cosmetic injectable that can help reduce the appearance of dynamic wrinkles on the face. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a safe form of botulinum toxin, used to prevent muscle movements and promote a younger looking appearance.

How BOTOX® Injections Work

BOTOX® injections target portions of the face in which muscle contractions cause lines and wrinkles to form. The BOTOX® Cosmetic will stop muscle contractions from occurring, preventing agitation of the skin and allowing these lines and wrinkles to fade away.

Side Effects of BOTOX® Injections

After undergoing BOTOX® injection treatment, the following temporary side effects are common:

  • Soreness in the injection site
  • Redness around the injection site
  • Swelling or bruising around the injection site
  • Flu-like symptoms

Thankfully these side effects are temporary and resolve on their own within a day or so.

What Are BOTOX® Injection Results Like?

After undergoing BOTOX® injection treatment, patients often experience improved overall appearance. They tend to look years younger, and are often far more refreshed looking than they were before the procedure.

Thanks to BOTOX® injections, the dynamic wrinkles will not be visible and patients will have smooth and soft skin free from unsightly lines.

How Do BOTOX® Injections Compare to Facial Plastic Surgery?

The results from BOTOX® injections are comparable to the results achieved through a facelift or other kinds of facial rejuvenation surgeries. Given, the results of BOTOX® injections will wear off in a few months, but they offer great outcomes without scarring, bruising, downtime, or major complication risks.

How Long Do BOTOX® Injections Last?

BOTOX® injections typically last anywhere between three to six months. At the end of that period, the dynamic wrinkles of the face will become visible again.

Repeat BOTOX® Injection Treatments

After the effects of the BOTOX® injection treatment have worn off, it's possible to undergo additional BOTOX® injections as needed to prolong the results. This allows people to experience the effects of a facial plastic surgery procedure without having to go under the knife. People can look younger for years to come thanks to carefully planned repeat procedures.

Are BOTOX® Injections Right for Me?

The best way to find out if BOTOX® injections are ideal for you is to visit the practice for a consultation. During your visit, we can go over all sorts of surgical and non-surgical solutions for lines and wrinkles. In the process, we'll not some of the different procedures that may be the best fit for your needs.

Learn More About BOTOX® Injections

For more information about BOTOX® injections and how they can help you look years younger, be sure to contact a experienced cosmetic skin care specialist today. We look forward to your visit and discussing these matters with you in greater detail.

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