BOTOX® Cosmetic FAQ
If you're considering visiting our practice in Dallas for a BOTOX treatment, you probably have a few questions about the procedure. That's why we have provided this resource. Below, you'll find helpful answers to a number of questions about this popular treatment.
If you have more questions or are ready to get started with BOTOX, visit the Dallas Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics. You can request a consultation online or call (214) 631-7546(214) 631-7546. When you schedule a consultation for cosmetic procedures, you will also receive a customized "Total Skin Rejuvenation" plan to help you maintain a beautiful complexion.
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Is BOTOX Cosmetic safe?
BOTOX has been used for decades to treat a variety of medical conditions, and it is FDA approved for the treatment of forehead wrinkles. Although side effects can occur, BOTOX has been proven safe when properly administered by a trained, experienced physician such as Dr. Stetler or Dr. Polder. They train other physicians in the use of BOTOX at their practice in Dallas, Texas, which serves as a national education center for the makers of BOTOX and Dysport®.
Do BOTOX treatments hurt?
Discomfort is brief and minimal for most patients, and treatment usually lasts only about 10 minutes. For greater comfort, the treatment area can be numbed with a cold pack or topical anesthetic. After the procedure, you may experience localized tenderness or pain, but this should be temporary.
When can I expect to see results from BOTOX?
Each person's results will vary, but most people experience a visible reduction in their frown lines within 3 to 5 days. The lines will continue to decrease, with final results sometimes taking up to 2 weeks to emerge. Rarely a person's body can build up immunity to the formula used in BOTOX, in which case the treatment will not have any effect.
How long does BOTOX last?
Noticeable results have lasted as long as 4 months, but results can vary. With strategic follow-up treatments, you can continue to enjoy a smoother brow and more youthful look without interruption. Some studies have shown that results can last longer with repeated treatments. If you are interested in an ongoing treatment plan, Dr. Stetler or Dr. Polder will discuss your options with you.
What's the difference between BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport? Which is right for me?
BOTOX and Dysport are quite similar. Both are a form of botulinum toxin type A and achieve similar results, but their formulations and consistency differ somewhat. The more important distinction is whom you select to provide your treatment. Dr. Stetler and Dr. Polder are skilled injectors, and each is an experienced dermatologist. They can use BOTOX and Dysport strategically for different areas and aesthetic issues. They will help you decide which option is best for your needs and skin type.
Can BOTOX Cosmetic treat other conditions?
BOTOX Cosmetic is FDA approved for diminishing frown lines between the eyebrows. However, under the expert guidance of Dr. Stetler or Dr. Polder, BOTOX can be used to treat lines in other areas as well. BOTOX can also be used to reduce excessive sweating and relieve chronic migraines, among other uses.
How do I know whether BOTOX or a dermal filler is right for me?
Dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®, work differently than BOTOX. Fillers diminish wrinkles and restore facial volume, while BOTOX relaxes the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. Some fillers also trigger the production of collagen. Dr. Stetler and Dr. Polder will sometimes use dermal fillers and BOTOX, injecting them in different areas for more complete rejuvenation. Talk to your doctor about what's right for you.