The most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States, BOTOX® Cosmetic helps millions of patients combat wrinkles and facial creases. Whether you are hoping to improve the appearance of frown lines or seeking to prevent them, BOTOX will assist in achieving a more youthful, vibrant appearance.
At Donaldson Plastic Surgery, you can expect safe, personalized care and beautiful, natural results. Our team provides a warm and friendly environment while working to ensure their patients’ utmost satisfaction. To better understand your treatment options, please contact our office and schedule a face-to-face consultation.
Rising in popularity, TrapTox employs Botox injections to reduce the appearance of broad or muscular shoulders, providing an effective solution for those seeking a more delicate silhouette. TrapTox temporarily relaxes the targeted shoulder muscles, resulting in a subtle slimming effect without surgery.
Botox is becoming an increasingly popular preventative treatment option for patients looking to retain their youthful appearance. By starting treatments earlier, you can use fewer units vs. using more units to reduce or reverse tangible symptoms of aging.
Botox has the unique ability to essentially “switch off” sweat glands. By placing an injection into specific areas, our providers can drastically reduce the amount of sweat you produce. We typically target the following areas: palms, forehead, face, under the arms and soles of the feet.
This is where this chemical compound shows its true range! Through a series of safe injections in the jaw, head and/or neck, we can help patients experience substantially less discomfort on a daily basis. Stop the tension headaches before they even begin!
The effects of BOTOX have long been studied and championed by medical specialists ranging from plastic surgeons, dermatologists and otolaryngologists to neurologists, urologists and gastroenterologists. As with any product or procedure, however, it’s not for everyone. The best candidates for cosmetic treatment are physically healthy, without neuromuscular diseases, not pregnant or nursing, and are at least 18 years of age.
You should inform your injector of any medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are taking prior to treatment. Make sure to discuss any questions or concerns, as well as your expectations with us during your consultation to alleviate confusion or dissatisfaction.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the gold-standard FDA-approved prescription product used to improve the appearance of facial aging lines in adult men and women.
A number of factors cause wrinkles, including cellular changes, collagen depletion, and damage caused by sun and free radicals. Also, the routine contraction of facial muscles when concentrating, frowning, or squinting can cause your skin to fold and furrow.
BOTOX is injected just beneath the skin’s surface, targeting muscle activity that causes the overlying wrinkle. When the muscle relaxes over time, the skin lines consequently soften and fade. The safety and efficacy of BOTOX has been proven over more than fifty years, beginning with children treated for cervical dystonia, or neck spasms.
In the U.S., the price for Botox ranges from $10 – $18 per unit. We charge $15 per unit.
A full Botox treatment costs between $300 – $500, but this depends heavily on your unique circumstances and where you’re having the treatment done.
We often warn patients against going after bargain Botox deals because quality is stifled somewhere in the process – usually when it comes to the skill and experience of the provider. Remember: there is no enzyme that can reverse Botox, meaning if something goes awry, you will most likely have to wait until the treatment wears off (avg. 10 – 12 weeks) until symmetry returns. Our providers have been thoroughly trained and offer meticulous attention to detail to create the greatest outcomes possible!
Your consultation with your aesthetic expert is an opportunity to review your medical history and discuss your desired outcomes. Once you have communicated your vision, your injector will personally help you create a proactive plan. You are encouraged to ask any questions you may have at this point, and some patients even create lists in advance so they don’t forget their questions at the last moment!
Your injector will explain how BOTOX works, warn of possible side effects, ask whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding, and show you the method he will use to achieve your goals.
Following your consultation, you may opt for treatment on the same day if that is most convenient, or schedule for another date.
Information and realistic expectations help to ensure a successful outcome. Once you have decided to move forward with your BOTOX appointment, some questions to ask your injector may include:
Complications following BOTOX injections are rare but possible. The most common side effect is swelling or bruising at the injection site. Others include minor headache, flu-like symptoms, mild eyelid drooping or asymmetry.
Contact our office immediately if you notice any unpleasant signs or symptoms after your BOTOX treatment, as you may be a candidate for touch-up or closer observation.
The use of BOTOX is prohibited for patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding, because the risks are unknown.
BOTOX is often considered a “lunchtime” procedure because of its minimal fuss and recovery. Most of our patients are able to visit our office during other routine errands without skipping a beat.
Results are usually visible within two to four days after treatment, but may take as long as two weeks to be fully evident. The effects typically last three to four months, although some patients report success even six months later or longer! Regularly scheduled follow-up injections are necessary to achieve consistent, long-lasting results.
Following treatment, your injector will provide you with complete after-care instructions. Be sure to discuss any concerns you may have with us regarding changes in your daily skin regimen or the use of other medications in conjunction with your BOTOX treatment.
Though recovery does not generally involve any downtime, patients are advised to wait for one hour before strenuous exercise.
A typical BOTOX® Cosmetic appointment lasts only a few minutes and does not require anesthesia. Using a super-fine needle, your injector will inject Botox into thin, specific muscles with little-to-no discomfort. The number of injection sites depends upon the size of the treatment area and the complexity of the anatomy.
Donaldson Plastic Surgery is one of very few Allergan Diamond-level plastic surgery practices in Columbus, Ohio. This means that we are in the top 3% of all national accounts purchasing BOTOX for cosmetic injections. We specialize in a variety of non-invasive procedures, including BOTOX, Juvéderm XC, Voluma XC, Belotero Balance, Dysport and Restylane. We also maintain an integrated approach to skin care as well.
Paige wants you to have a great Botox experience from start to finish. Paige has been an RN BSN for eight years, and her experience is evident in her patients’ results.
She puts an emphasis on educating you about where the injections will be and why. She will also go over all the details you need to know about post-treatment care and answer your questions. From there, you’ll sit back and relax knowing that you are in excellent hands with Paige.
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