What Is Botox?
BOTOX® is a cosmetic treatment that is administered to lessen the appearance of wrinkles. This procedure involves injecting a prescription medicine into the muscle. This procedure can also correct frown lines in between the eyebrows. It is important to note that the effects are temporary.
Is Botox Right for Me?
The Food And Drug Administration has approved Botox for patients who are between the ages of 18 and 65. People who are interested in receiving this procedure should not have any major health problems. Botox is not intended for women who are pregnant or nursing a baby. It is wise for patients to consult with their doctor prior to getting this procedure. Furthermore, interested patients should have realistic expectations about the outcome of this procedure.
How Long Do The Results Last?
The amount of time that the results last can vary from patient to patient. However, results typically last from four to six months. Patients will need follow-up injections in order to maintain the results of this procedure. The good news is that fine lines and wrinkles have a tendency to come back less severe.
Who Can Administer Botox Injections?
Botox can be administered by just about any health care professional. However, it is wise to get this procedure done by a physician who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures, like the dermatologists at Boulder Valley Center For Dermatology. If a physician assistant or nurse administers the injection, then he or she should be supervised by a doctor. Botox should always be performed in a doctor’s office.
What Can I Expect The Day That I Get Botox?
Before you get Botox, your doctor or nurse may give you a medication that will help numb the area. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to administer the injections. There is very little downtime that is associated with this procedure. However, it is important to note that you may experience mild side effects, such as bruising.
Is it Expensive?
The cost of Botox can vary, but it is less expensive than many other cosmetic procedures. It is important to note that Botox for cosmetic purposes is not covered by health insurance. For more information on the pricing of Botox injections at Boulder Valley Center for Dermatology, take a look at our Botox price estimator.
Interested in Botox?
If you live in Colorado and are interested in receiving Botox, then you have come to right place. At Boulder Valley Center for Dermatology, our dermatologists are board certified and they have extensive training in cosmetic dermatology. In addition to Botox, we also offer a range of other dermal fillers, including Collagen, Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane.
We offer Botox injections at our 3 locations in Boulder, Brighton, & Lafayette.