WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox is an injectable solution that comes from botulinum toxin type A. The tiny amount used in cosmetic treatments, will cause relaxation of the specific muscles there by smoothing away wrinkles.
Botox is the #1 cosmetic treatment worldwide. One 15-minute session can take years off your face by enhancing your natural youthful appearance. Botox treatment works by relaxing the muscles that tend to furrow or tighten when you make certain facial expressions. Those expressions repeatedly fold your skin over time. Eventually, wrinkles that only occurred with movement become permanent scars with wrinkles now occurring during rest and movement. Tiny injections of Botox can temporarily smooth away unwanted lines and wrinkles. Dr. Sarshad’s botox treatments are tailored to make her patients continue to have facial expressions by avoiding a frozen look while minimizing extreme movements that would age the skin. Afterward, your face will look younger, happier, and more rested.
HOW DOES BOTOX WORK?
Botox is injected into the muscle under the skin, where it interrupts the communication between the nerves and the muscle, which in turn makes the muscle relax. Because the muscle is not contracting, the skin on top isn’t getting wrinkled.
IS BOTOX TREATMENT RIGHT FOR YOU?
You should consider Botox if:
Displaying visible signs of aging.
You look sad, angry, or tired, even when you’re not.
Displaying visible signs of aging.
You’re unhappy about your crow’s feet, frown lines, or forehead lines.
You’re just starting to show signs of aging and you want to slow it down.
There aren’t any lines or wrinkles at all yet, but you’d like to prevent them.
You want to fix a “gummy” or downturned smile.
You want to refine your brow shape or position.
You would like a slimmer jawline, but would prefer something less invasive.
You have drooping or hooded skin around your eyes.
You’re embarrassed about excessive body sweat.
Teeth grinding at night
You want a fast, simple “pick-me-up” to refresh your appearance.
HOW SOON DO I SEE RESULTS?
You’ll see noticeable improvements within a week.
Dr. Sarshad strives to give a natural result where people will notice, but they won’t know. After getting Botox, you’ll receive compliments from friends and coworkers about how happy and rested you look.
You can customize the effect. Whether you’re looking for a subtle change or a transformation, your treatment plan can be adjusted to fit the bill.
It’s low commitment. If you aren’t sure whether Botox is right for you, don’t worry -- it isn’t permanent. If you don’t like it, the effects will wear off in a few months.
It’s a safer option. Botox is a lot less risky than more invasive procedures and surgeries, while still delivering fantastic results.
Botox has successfully treated millions of patients around the world for over 16 years.
OUR MOST POPULAR TREATMENTS ARE:
Forehead Lines: Botox relaxes forehead lines and helps prevent new creases from forming.
Eyebrow Lift: For a rested, refreshed, and younger appearance, the Botox brow lift raises the eyebrows and opens up the eye area.
Eyelid Lift: Botox injected to lift eyebrows can also lift and tighten sagging skin around the eyes, which tend to become hooded with age.
Frown Lines: Botox for frown lines relaxes the muscles between the eyes that tend to create “11 lines” when you’re frowning or concentrating.
Crow’s Feet: Botox for crow’s feet relaxes fine lines around the outer corner of the eyes for a more alert, youthful look.
Gummy Smile: Botox above the lips can refine a gummy smile by relaxing the muscle, which helps prevent the upper lip from lifting too far above the gums.
Face Slimming: Botox injected into the masseter muscle can soften a square jaw, creating a more feminine silhouette in the lower face.
Neck wrinkles: Botox can tighten and rejuvenate vertical bands in the neck for more slender, younger-looking profile.
Hyperhidrosis: Botox for sweating blocks nerves that activate your sweat glands, keeping your underarms cool and dry.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR VISIT?
Botox treatments are fast and relatively painless with very little recovery time. Prior to getting started, your provider will consult with you about your cosmetic goals and any questions you might have. Because no two faces are the same, we’ll analyze your unique facial features to decide which areas to treat.
The procedure itself typically takes about 10-15 minutes. The specialist will inject the Botox with a very small needle. Afterwards, you’ll be able to go back to most of your daily routine. You might experience some minor temporary bruising, swelling, or tenderness.
F.A.Q ABOUT BOTOX
How do I know it’s safe?
It has an excellent track record of being safe and effective. The FDA approved Botox for medical and therapeutic use in 1989. In 2002, it was approved by the FDA for cosmetic uses. Since it went on the market, Botox has been backed by over 15 years of clinical study and 495 peer-reviewed scientific articles.
After the procedure, how long does it take for Botox to work?
Your results will start to show up 5-7 days after treatment and continue to take effect over the next month.
How long does Botox last before it wears off?
Everyone’s body is different -- how often to get Botox will depend on what area was treated and your own unique biology. You’ll probably see the treated area start going back to its pre-Botox condition after 3-6 months.
Are there any risks with getting Botox shots?
Botox has been shown to be relatively safe. Like any procedure, however, there’s some amount of risk. Though they’re rare, there have been complications reported in a small percentage of cases. Most side effects are temporary and go away on their own.
The most common reported side effects are:
· Eyelid ptosis (drooping eyelid)
· Eyelid edema (swollen eyelid)
· Brow ptosis (drooping brow)
Make sure you tell your provider about any health conditions and medications during your pre procedure consultation.