Botox Columbus, Ohio
The gold standard Of Wrinkle Relaxing Treatments
Botox® Cosmetic is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States, helping millions of patients address wrinkles and facial creases each year. Whether you are hoping to soften the appearance of frown lines or prevent them altogether, our highly-trained providers will help you achieve a more youthful, vibrant appearance.
Your Injector’s Talent Matters
Our providers make sure you have safe, customized treatments and beautiful, natural results every time you visit our office. We maintain a professional and welcoming environment while we work to reach your goals. Donaldson Plastic Surgery is one of very few Allergan Diamond-level practices in Columbus, Ohio. This means that our providers are in the top 3% in the nation when it comes to administering Botox treatments!
The Incredible Versatility Of This Simple In-Office Treatment
Baby Botox: Prevent Fine Lines
Botox is becoming an increasingly popular preventative treatment option for patients looking to retain their youthful appearance. By starting treatments at a younger age you can spend less and use fewer units. In contrast, waiting until you’re older to treat the already-visible signs of aging, you’ll require more units.
Minimize Excessive Sweating
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.
Reduce TMJ & Migraine Pain
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!
TrapTox: Shoulder Slimming Botox
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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Botox
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:
Damage from other environmental factors and free radicals
The routine contraction of facial muscles when concentrating, frowning, or squinting
Yes, Botox Cosmetic and botulinum toxin injections are safe when performed by an experienced and well-educated provider. Patients typically handle the injection with ease and rarely experience adverse effects from this cosmetic treatment. Botox has been used to treat a variety of medical problems since the 1970’s, was FDA-approved for therapeutic purposes in the 1989 and cosmetic purposes in 2002. The track record for safety and efficacy literally spans decades.
Complications following Botox injections are rare but possible. The most common side effect is swelling or bruising at the injection site which quickly subsides on its own. Other side effects include minor headaches, flu-like symptoms, mild eyelid drooping or asymmetry.
If a patient notices any unpleasant signs or symptoms after their session, they should immediately contact their provider as they may be a candidate for touch-up or closer observation.
Botox (botulinum toxin) 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.
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.
Beware Of Bargain Botox Treatments
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. Our providers have been thoroughly trained and offer meticulous attention to detail to create the greatest outcomes possible!
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.
Your consultation 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 for the greatest results. 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!
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:
How many injections have you performed?
Do you perform the injections yourself?
Am I too old or too young for Botox?
What are the steps of the Botox procedure?
Does it hurt?
What can I expect after Botox treatment?
When will I start to notice results?
Will my friends and family see a big difference?
How long does it last?
What are my risks?
Following your consultation, you may opt for treatment on the same day if that is most convenient, or schedule for another date.
A routine Botox 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 total time and number of injection sites depend upon the size of the treatment area and the complexity of the anatomy.
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.
Who Is Not A Candidate For Botox?
Some conditions that may exclude a patient from having Botox include:
Existing weakness in the targeted muscle
Ptosis (drooping eyelids)
Deep facial scars
Very thick facial skin
Skin rashes, skin disorders or infections near the affected area
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.
The use of BOTOX is prohibited for patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding because the risks are unknown. It is also contraindicated if you are allergic to the protein in cow’s milk because of how it’s manufactured.
Schedule Your Consultation With Us
Botox is a safe, reliable solution for a number of concerns, ranging from functional to cosmetic. No matter your goals, we are here to help you! We invite you to get in touch with us today and schedule your appointment with your preferred Botox Columbus, Ohio injector.
From the Experts
Botox For Acne
By modulating the activity of sebaceous glands, cosmetic Botox injections offer a unique approach to mitigating some root causes of acne.
Exercise After Botox
Exercise and other strenuous activities that can cause sweating should be avoided for at least 6 hours after a Botox treatment. Our providers recommend abstaining from exercise for 24 hours for optimal, longer results.