Win the War Against Scowl Lines with Botox® Cosmetic
Botox Cosmetic is the gold standard of facial anti-aging and rejuvenation. Since 2002, when it was first FDA-approved for use, Botox has been a household name. While the aesthetic industry has experienced many changes and advancements in non-surgical facial anti-aging, Botox remains the number one requested treatment in our Scottsdale and Chandler, AZ aesthetics practices.
Why is Botox Cosmetic so popular? Because it works!
Botox Cosmetic (botulinum toxin) is essentially a localized muscle relaxer. When injected into the muscles responsible for creating and deepening fine lines in the upper face, Botox relaxes them. This prevents the muscles from contracting excessively, softening and smoothing the lines and slowing their progression over time.
Botox Cosmetic can be used to treat:
- forehead lines
- vertical lines between the eyebrows
- crow's feet
- along the jawline
- neck rejuvenation
Why should I choose Ultra Smooth Skin for Botox Cosmetic treatments?
Our medical director Lisa Williams is a Certified Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner (ANP-C). As an expert in facial anti-aging, Lisa provides patients with their desired aesthetic results. Lisa and our team of aesthetic nurse injectors administer Botox Cosmetic and other facial injectables in our three convenient locations in Scottsdale and Chandler, Arizona.
In addition to providing injectable anti-aging treatments like Botox Cosmetic, Lisa is also a trainer for Allergan®, the makers of Botox Cosmetic. Ultra Smooth Skin is also an Allergan Black Diamond provider; this means that we are in the top 1% of Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm ® providers in the country, administering more Allergan injectable treatments than 99% of aesthetics practices in the United States.
Ultra Smooth Skin's three convenient locations offer Botox Cosmetic and other injectable anti-aging treatments for patients. At any of our three locations, you can expect to receive high-quality care and results from our expert injectors.
During your consultation, one of our aesthetic nurse injectors will evaluate your skin condition and listen to your concerns and desired results. We will evaluate your medical history, discuss reasonable expectations for results, and go over a customized treatment plan. If we determine that you are a good candidate for Botox Cosmetic, we will proceed with treatment or schedule a follow-up where you can receive your injections.
Your procedure begins before you arrive in our practice. Prior to receiving any injectable treatment, we advise that you avoid consuming alcohol and blood-thinning medications such as aspirin or other NSAIDs (with your doctor's approval). This will help prevent excessive bruising during your treatment.
During the procedure, your nurse injector will first ensure your total comfort. Topical numbing and/or ice will be applied to the treatment area prior to injecting the medication. Using a fine gauge needle, your provider will then administer Botox into the muscles responsible for creating the offending lines.
Following each injection, your provider may apply ice to reduce swelling and minimize discomfort. Once your treatment is completed, you can resume your normal activities with a few exceptions. Your aesthetic injector will provide you with aftercare instructions to ensure you get the best results.
Your Results and Follow-up Treatments
There is no downtime associated with Botox Cosmetic procedures, however patients can expect to see some redness and swelling at the injection site. This will fade after a few days, and you may begin to see some results at that time. Botox Cosmetic results typically take 2-3 weeks to manifest. At that time, we will have you back in for a follow-up appointment to check on your progress. If this was your first Botox Cosmetic treatment, you may require additional units of Botox Cosmetic at this time.
Results from Botox Cosmetic typically last 3-4 months, at which point you should return to get a touch-up treatment. Touch-ups often require fewer units of Botox Cosmetic than the initial visit, so you'll save money over time.
Botox Cosmetic FAQ
The best way to get your questions about Botox and other injectables answered is during a personalized consultation with one of our nurse injectors. This will allow us to provide you with information unique to your situation and needs. While you wait for your appointment date, use the information below to find out more about treatments.
- How does Botox Cosmetic work?
- Is Botox safe?
- Who can get Botox treatments?
- Who shouldn't get Botox?
- What areas can be treated with Botox Cosmetic?
- Where will my Botox Cosmetic treatment be performed?
- Is it painful? Will anesthesia be used?
- What are the side-effects?
- How much does Botox cost?
- Where can I see Botox Cosmetic before and after pictures?
How does Botox Cosmetic work?
When injected, Botox works by relaxing the muscle and preventing excessive contractions when you make facial expressions. Botox will not freeze your face; you should still be able to make facial expressions. Botox merely relaxes the muscles to help prevent lines from forming and/or slow the progression of lines and wrinkles.
Is Botox safe?
Botox is FDA-approved as a non-surgical treatment for the treatment of lines and wrinkles of the upper face. In addition to being a procedure, Botox is also FDA-approved as a treatment for medical conditions such as migraine headaches, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and cervical dystonia. It's also currently being tested as a treatment for depression, asthma, and as a life-saving heart treatment.
Who can get Botox treatments?
Adults over 21 years of age who have unwanted lines in the upper face and are in good health are often considered good candidates for Botox Cosmetic treatments. If you have crow's feet, forehead lines, brow lines, a drooping brow, or just want a more feminine jawline, you are likely a good candidate.
Who shouldn't get Botox?
No treatment is one-size-fits-all, and not everyone seeking Botox treatments will be a good candidate. If you have a history of severe allergies or are allergic to any of the ingredients, you should not receive treatment. Women who are pregnant or nursing also should not receive Botox. Patients taking certain medications or supplements should stop taking them (under the supervision and approval of their physicians) or seek alternative treatment options.
If you aren't a good candidate for Botox injections, we have other non-surgical facial anti-aging treatments and products that may be right for you. We invite you to see us for a consultation to find out if one of our other facial rejuvenation treatments will help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
What areas can be treated with Botox Cosmetic?
Botox Cosmetic is FDA-approved to treat forehead lines, brow lines (11's), and crow's feet. However, aesthetic injectors sometimes use it as an off-label solution for jawline rejuvenation, facial feminization, and even neck rejuvenation. If you have migraines, grind your teeth (bruxism) or have excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), Botox may be a good solution for you.
Where will my Botox Cosmetic treatment be performed?
Botox is an in-office procedure, so you can receive your injections right in one of our three convenient locations in Scottsdale and Chandler, AZ.
Is it painful? Will anesthesia be used?
Most patients report that they have only mild discomfort during their Botox treatments. The needle is very fine and a topical anesthetic can be used prior to injections to minimize discomfort. Most patients say that the temporary, minor discomfort during treatment is worth it for the results obtained afterward.
What are the potential side-effects?
For most patients, side-effects are relatively mild and subside within a few days. These include some swelling, tenderness, redness, and/or bruising at the injection site. Serious side-effects are rare but can include symptoms of an allergic reaction such as trouble breathing or excessive swelling. A full medical history and examination by a medically licensed professional will help reduce the risks of a serious adverse event, so it's important to select your provider wisely and provide a full medical history to our providers during your consultation.
Important safety information: All FDA-approved drugs have inherent risk. Read the mandated safety information.
How much does Botox cost?
Botox cost varies depending on where you live and the provider administering treatment. In our three convenient medical spa locations in Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, and Chandler, AZ, price varies depending on your provider. We also offer monthly specials and participate in the Allē® rewards program by Allergan, allowing you to earn points with each treatment to be used toward special discounts on future treatments and products.
Where can I see Botox Cosmetic before and after photos?
To see Botox Cosmetic results, visit their official website. There you will find before and after photos of real patients treated with Botox and Juvederm.