The stress of everyday life can takes it toll on us, often showing signs of aging and worry on our faces. Botox® is an extremely popular and safe treatment for facial rejuvenation to give you back a more relaxed, youthful appearance.
About Botox® Cosmetic
Botox Cosmetic is a powerful method for treating lines of expression on the forehead, around the eyes, on the nose, and between the eyebrows. Botox is a protein injected under the skin to relax the face by weakening muscles and blocking certain nerves that cause deep wrinkles on the face.
Botox Cosmetic is FDA approved for the temporary treatment of facial expression lines and has been safely used for over 15 years for cosmetic purposes.
Smooth Lines of Expression
With a single treatment, you will see a natural, more youthful appearance. Botox sessions take approximately ten minutes and within one week of the injection you’ll look and feel more refreshed. The effects of Botox injections are temporary, most patients see results that last approximately 3 – 4 months.
Botox for Excessive Sweating
If underarm sweating is significantly interfering with your daily activities and topical agents haven’t worked, you may be a candidate for Botox treatment.
Botox is FDA-approved for severe underarm sweating that is not adequately managed with topical agents. Botox treatment helps control hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating) by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. Treatment effect typically lasts nine months.
Bucks County Botox® Specials
The Center for SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery hosts numerous Botox events and specials throughout the year. We do not have any available at this time, but please check back soon. Please sign up for our newsletter to get first notice of events and specials happening at the Center for Smartlipo.
The Center For SmartLipo & Plastic Surgery offers affordable Botox treatments through our Brilliant Distinctions Program. The program is provided by Allergan, the makers of Botox, and rewards patients for continued use of Botox. With the Brilliant Distinctions Program, you can log points to be redeemed for saving off of future Botox treatments and other valuable rewards.
Call our office to receive a unique activation code for your account and then visit www.brilliantdistinctionsprogram.com/activate to begin your rewards account.
Who will perform my treatment?
One of our cosmetic doctors will meet with you prior to treatment and perform your injection. Our physicians are highly trained, specializing in cosmetic treatments. You can be sure that your Botox treatment will be administered to achieve optimal, natural looking results.
Am I can candidate for Botox treatment?
Do not use Botox Cosmetic if you:
- have an infection where Botox Cosmetic will be injected
- are allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox Cosmetic
- are pregnant or think you might be pregnant
What should I tell my doctor before using Botox Cosmetic?
Only your doctor can decide if Botox Cosmetic is right for you. Before starting treatment, tell your doctor if you:
- have any diseases that affect your nerves and muscles. These diseases may increase your chance of side effects with Botox Cosmetic treatment
- are breastfeeding
- are planning to become pregnant soon
Can any of my medicines interact with Botox Cosmetic?
Be sure that your doctor knows the names of all the medicines you are using, including:
- antibiotics used to treat infections, such as gentamicin, tobramycin, clindamycin, and lincomycin
- medicines used to treat heart rhythm problems, such as quinidine
- medicines used to treat different conditions, such as myasthenia gravis or Alzheimer’s disease
What pre-treatment precautions should I take?
As with all prescription medications, you should also notify your doctor if you are taking any over-the-counter medicines or herbal products. We recommend that you refrain from use of Aspirin, Ibuprofen, multi-vitamins, St. John’s Wort, Vitamin E or alcohol for one week prior to treatment to minimize any risk of bleeding or bruising. Consult your primary care physician before discontinuing any prescription medications.
What can I expect post-treatment?
You will notice a slight, temporary redness and elevation in the area of injection due to the Botox fluid being injected directly under the skin. We recommend that you exercise your facial muscles in the treated area 10 times every 10 minutes for the first hour to enhance the absorption of Botox.
You should not touch or apply make-up to the treated area for at least four hours post-treatment. Most people feel comfortable returning to their normal routine immediately after treatment with slight redness resolving typically within one hour.