Botox injections block nerves from certain chemical signals that cause muscles to contract. This is to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. Do not consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment and avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Don't lie down for at least 3 hours after receiving Botox. Don't go into any saunas, hot tubs, or tanning booths for at least 4 hours.
Dysport disables the nerves around the injection site. This limits muscle movement, relaxing the area and smoothing out the skin. Do not consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment and avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Do not rub or massage the treated areas for 4 hours after your treatment. Do not do strenuous exercise for 4 hours after treatment. Also avoid facials, saunas for 4 hours after your treatment.
A medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles. Do not consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment and avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Avoid placing excessive pressure on the treated area for the first few days. When cleansing your face or applying makeup, be very gentle. Avoid exercise or strenuous activities for the remainder of the treatment day.
Facial Fillers (Belotero, Radiesse)
Fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, soften creases, and enhance facial contours. Do not consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment and avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Immediately after the injections you face will be cleaned and you should not touch it for 6 hours. After this you may clean your skin with water and a gentle cleanser. Do not expose the area to intense heat (eg tanning bed or sauna). Avoid pressure on the treated areas for the first few nights (i.e. sleep on back if possible). Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
What to Expect from my Botox Treatment
Our Botox Technique
Everyone has either seen or heard of someone getting too much Botox and getting that stereotypical “frozen” look. In the hands of a skilled injector, your results will be subtle and natural looking with plenty of movement in your face. Typically, Botox will not be noticeable if it is injected in small doses. The results will be a more rested appearance, brows more defined and eyes more open and youthful.
AMOWC has performed thousands of Botox treatments since 2005 with excellent results. At AMOWC, we use Botox to enhance one’s features. Already beautiful patients will look even more beautiful in our hands. We can lift various parts of the face and neck, lessen shadows along the jaw and chin as well as to reshape faces with Botox alone! With new patients we prefer to take baby steps to see how you react. It is better to under correct than over correct. You can always add more, which we are happy to do after a full 10-day period when the treatment has had the opportunity to take full effect.
Botox treatments are relatively painless and take no longer than 15 minutes allowing you to be on with your day in no time. Usual side-effects are a slight redness or swelling at the injection sites, but only momentarily. It is possible to have slight bruising at the injection site due to the vascularity of places in the face, such as the eye area, but nothing that a little concealer can’t hide.
Complications are very rare. The reported complication rates vary from 0.1 to 1% in published medical literature. Ptosis, which is a drooping brow, is the most common complication and makes up 50%-75% of complications which usually occurs from an unseasoned injector. However, AMOWC finds a drooping brow easily correctable.
Complimentary Consultation to Assess Your Botox Treatment Plan
Call us today for a complimentary consult to discuss your areas of concern and the results you can expect to achieve within 3-5 days from your treatment.