Why do we get wrinkles? Our face is made up of many small muscles that allow us to have facial expressions such as smiling, closing our eyes, and raising our eyebrows. When we are babies, the skin overlying these muscles will form wrinkles when the facial muscles are used, but these wrinkles are not permanent and returns to its normal youthful appearance when the muscles relax again. As we age, the repetitive movements of these muscles cause the overlying skin to get etched with these wrinkles. As a result, we get wrinkles that are permanent, even when we aren’t making facial expressions. This is where BOTOX® can help.*
*Individual results may vary.
With a very fine and small needle, BOTOX® is injected into certain muscles that make facial expressions. Common areas where we have wrinkles are the lines around the outside of the eyes (crow’s feet), the angry “elevens” (vertical lines between the eyebrows), and the horizontal forehead lines). When these muscles are relaxed, the wrinkles in the overlying skin disappear. You will still be able to make facial expressions, smile, laugh, and talk, but your skin will be smoother, giving an overall appearance of looking younger. A key to looking younger is not necessarily the large scale big production operation to try to turn back time when we are in our 50s and 60s. Maintenance of our youth is possible and can begin earlier.
Will my face be frozen?
While your skin can look smoother, you will still be able to make facial expressions. It is not like the movies that exaggerate the perceived effects of BOTOX®. You will be able to smile, blink, drink water, laugh, and talk on the phone.
How long does the procedure take?
Multiple injections are placed into your wrinkle-causing facial muscles. A session takes approximately 10 minutes. Dr. Wong and her team will work with you to make this experience as comfortable as possible.
There is very minimal downtime with BOTOX® injections. Immediately after the procedure, you may have some small bumps at the injection sites. This goes away by itself within the first hour. It is important to not massage these areas as it can cause the BOTOX® to travel to other parts of the face. Dr. Wong recommends waiting 4 hours after the procedure to do strenuous activities like exercising.
Will I see results right away?
It takes time for the BOTOX® to work. Some patients may see results in as early as 3 days after the injection while others won’t see results until a week.* So if you are planning your injection around the time of your high school reunion, make sure you give yourself enough time prior for the BOTOX® to take effect.
Is BOTOX® all the same?
A plastic surgeon’s touch
While there are many physicians offering BOTOX® injections, this procedure is different when it is performed in our plastic surgery office. Plastic surgeons offer years of experience, a deep understanding of facial anatomy, and medical artistry. You will meet Dr. Wong who will design a treatment plan especially for you and discuss safety information with you. Patients have often commented on how gentle we are and that they love their results!* We call it the Benjamin Button effect!
*Individual results may vary.
We care about your safety.
Since BOTOX® is expensive, there are pharmaceutical companies out there that give extreme discounts to providers on products that are advertised as similar, but may not be FDA approved or imported illegally into the United States. It’s nearly impossible to know what exactly is in these products. At our plastic surgery office, you can feel safe and secure knowing that Dr. Wong and her team care about their patients to only offer FDA approved injectables that are permitted for use in the United States. Our patients trust us with their health and aesthetic needs; we refuse to gamble with risky products just to save a few dollars.
Call and schedule an appointment today! Every patient has different anatomy and treatment goals. Dr. Wong will discuss the details and risks of BOTOX® injection and provide you with a highly individualized treatment plan. We look forward to meeting you!
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