When you look in the mirror, do you notice frown lines, crow’s feet, or other signs of aging?
Botox® Cosmetic injections can minimize fine lines and wrinkles to rejuvenate your appearance completely.
What is Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® Cosmetic is a botulinum toxin injected into muscles to prevent contractions temporarily. Preventing muscle contractions improves the look of wrinkles and fine lines for about three to six months before the body breaks down the botulinum toxin.
Benefits of Botox®
Fast Procedure: The entire Botox® procedure takes less than 20 minutes, making it easy to touch up your skin between running errands throughout your day.
Minimal Recovery: There’s a reason Botox® has been termed the “lunchtime cosmetic procedure.” You can return to work and non-strenuous activity immediately after treatment.
Quick Results: Botox® results appear in just 24 to 48 hours after your appointment. Full results are visible in 30 days and last about three to six months.
What Types of Wrinkles Can Botox® Injections Treat?
We understand the significant impact that age-related concerns can have on your self-confidence.
In just one quick Botox® Cosmetic appointment, we can treat:
- Horizontal Frown Lines
- Furrows between the Brows
- Crow’s Feet around the Eyelids
Remove Wrinkles Without Surgery
Undergo Botox® Cosmetic Treatment at Belle Vie
To begin your appointment at Belle Vie, we will examine the treatment area and determine where the injections should be placed to preserve your facial expressions and reduce wrinkles. Our clinicians have a comprehensive understanding of the anatomy of the face and know precisely where to inject the solution to achieve natural-looking, optimal results.
We will also determine how much Botox® is needed to achieve good results. The total number of injections you receive will depend on the size of the treatment area and your aesthetic goals.
Next, we will administer the injections. They are not painful, but you may experience a slight pinch and minimal discomfort at the injection site.
See if Botox® is right for you. Contact Belle Vie to schedule a consultation.
Candidates for Botox®
Good Health: Before starting any cosmetic treatment, you should be in good physical health. Your skin at the injection site must be healthy to prevent infection and complications.
Of Age: The FDA requires patients to at least 18 years old to receive Botox® injections. More young adults are choosing to start Botox® to prevent the appearance of wrinkles in the future.
Realistic Expectations: Botox® injections will not change the structure of your face like some cosmetic surgery procedures can. It’s also temporary, lasting about three to six months. Patients should remember these facts when coming into our office for Botox®.
Not Pregnant or Breastfeeding: The FDA considers Botox® to be a Category C drug during pregnancy. This means insufficient research has been done to prove or disprove whether Botox® is harmful during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.
How Much Does Botox® Cosmetic Cost?
Botox® typically costs $__ per unit at Belle Vie. However, we run monthly specials so patients can undergo treatment at a reduced price.
What Causes Facial Wrinkles?
There are dozens of muscles in the face; they allow you to make a nearly limitless range of expressions and facial movements. Over time, repeated contractions can crease and line the face. More specifically, when you frown, squint, and smile, the tissue underneath the forehead and eyes contract, causing your skin to furrow and wrinkle.
How Does Botox® Cosmetic Work?
Botox® Cosmetic contains botulinum toxin, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles. This cosmetic treatment can produce smoother, firmer-looking skin by reducing the repeated contractions that cause crow’s feet and frown lines.
What Are the Benefits of Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetic injections are safe, simple, and effective. The treatment requires no downtime and produces predictable results. Many patients visit our office over their lunch break or while running errands.
What Are the Side Effects of Botox® Treatment?
In the hands of a trained professional, the side effects of botulinum toxin injectables are typically minimal and subside within a few days. Patients may experience slight discomfort, sensitivity, swelling, or bruising. Occasionally, the product can travel to unintended areas, resulting in drooping features, such as the eyelids.
How Soon Will I See the Results?
Results are not immediately apparent, but you can expect to see optimal results three to four days following treatment. The total outcome is usually fully visible two weeks after the injection appointment. Once the injections are fully effective, Botox® patients can enjoy a more youthful and alert appearance.
How Long Do Results Last?
Your cosmetic results should last anywhere from three to six months. Treatment may be repeated to achieve and maintain your desired results.
All About Juvéderm®
JUVÉDERM® is the #1 chosen dermal filler collection in the US* that offers 6 unique and long-lasting fillers. Each one adds volume and is designed for different needs in specific areas of the face, including lips, cheeks, chin, smile lines, under eyes, or jawline. We have what you need to get the results you want.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance that keeps skin moisturized and soft. JUVÉDERM® fillers are nonsurgical options that contain a modified form of HA. Treatment with JUVÉDERM® products by a licensed specialist provides long-lasting, natural-looking results. In fact, in a survey of aesthetic providers with experience using three or more dermal filler brands, the JUVÉDERM® brand was preferred over two times more than other dermal filler brands.* Plus, fillers that use HA have been a top choice for patients—over 90% of filler patients receive an HA dermal filler.†
*Based on a quantitative survey fielded in May—June 2022 (n=354). Participants were current injectors of JUVÉDERM® fillers and must have used at least 2 other aesthetic dermal fillers from 2 separate aesthetics companies.
†Aesthetic Plastic Surgery National Databank Statistics, 2019 (n=331).
We Also Offer Dermal Fillers
If you’re looking to increase volume in sunken or thin facial features, such as the lips or cheeks, dermal fillers can give you a fuller appearance. Dermal fillers can also fill in wrinkles and lines to enhance the effects of botulinum toxins. We offer several types of dermal fillers at our office depending on your cosmetic goals.
JUVÉDERM® Injectable Gel Fillers Important Information
ARE THERE ANY REASONS WHY I SHOULD NOT RECEIVE ANY JUVÉDERM® FORMULATION?
Do not use these products if you have a history of multiple severe allergies or severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), are allergic to lidocaine or the Gram-positive bacterial proteins used in these products, or have had previous allergic reactions to hyaluronic acid fillers.
WHAT WARNINGS SHOULD MY DOCTOR ADVISE ME ABOUT?
One of the risks with using dermal fillers is the unintentional injection into a blood vessel. The chances of this happening are very small, but if it does happen, the complications can be serious and may be permanent. These complications, which have been reported for facial injections, can include vision abnormalities, blindness, stroke, temporary scabs, or permanent scarring of the skin. Most of these events are irreversible.
If you have changes in your vision, signs of a stroke (including sudden difficulty speaking, numbness or weakness in your face, arms or legs, difficulty walking, face drooping, severe headache, dizziness, or confusion), white appearance of the skin, or unusual pain during or shortly after treatment, you should notify your health care practitioner immediately.
The use of dermal fillers where skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infections are present should be postponed, as this may delay healing or make skin problems worse.
The effectiveness of removal of any dermal filler has not been studied.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD MY DOCTOR ADVISE ME ABOUT?
JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC should only be injected into undereye hollows by doctors who have completed the necessary training for this treatment area. To find a doctor, visit Juvederm.com/find-a-specialist. Doctors who complete the training will be listed with a symbol
The safety of these products for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding has not been studied
The safety of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC has not been studied in patients under 35 years or over 65 years for cheek augmentation, or under 22 years and over 80 years for chin augmentation. The safety of JUVÉDERM® VOLUX® XC, JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE® XC and JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC has not been studied in patients under 22 years, and the safety of JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC and JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC has not been studied in patients under 18 years
The safety and effectiveness of treatment with JUVÉDERM® products in anatomical regions outside of their approved uses have not been established in clinical studies
If you have a history of excessive scarring (thick, hard scars) or pigmentation disorders, treatment in these patients has not been studied and may result in additional scars or changes in pigmentation
If you are planning other procedures including laser treatments or a chemical peel, there is a possible risk of inflammation at the treatment site if these procedures are performed closely before or after JUVÉDERM® injectable gel treatment
Tell your doctor if you are on therapy used to reduce your body’s natural defense system (such as steroids, chemotherapy, and medicines to treat autoimmune diseases, HIV, and AIDs), as these may increase your risk of infection; and medications that can prolong bleeding (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or other blood thinners), as these may result in increased bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
Avoid applying makeup for 12 hours after treatment and minimize strenuous exercise, exposure to extensive sun or heat, and alcoholic beverages within the first 24 hours following treatment, as these may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection site
JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC was not studied in patients with significant loose skin of the chin, neck, or jaw
The effect of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC injection into the chin on facial hair growth has not been studied
Patients who experience skin injury near the site of JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA® XC injection may be at a higher risk for adverse events
Tell your doctor if you have already been injected with dermal fillers in the same area as the one(s) you are about to be treated for. This information helps your doctor decide when and whether you should get treatment
WHAT ARE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF TREATMENT?
The most commonly reported side effects with JUVÉDERM® injectable gels were redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, discoloration, and itching. For JUVÉDERM® VOLBELLA® XC, dryness was also reported.
These side effects are consistent with other facial injection procedures and most will resolve within 30 days. Your doctor may choose to treat side effects persisting longer with antibiotics, steroids, or hyaluronidase (an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid).
As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
To report a side effect with any product in the JUVÉDERM® Collection, please call the Allergan® Product Support Department at 1-877-345-5372. Please also visit Juvederm.com or talk to your doctor for more information.
Products in the JUVÉDERM® Collection are available only by a licensed physician or properly licensed practitioner.