What is Botox Cosmetic?
Botox is a treatment for wrinkles cause by repeated movements. The most commonly treated areas include:
- the lines around the eyes known as crows feet caused by squinting or smiling
- the horizontal lines across the forehead caused by raising the eyebrows
- the lines & folding of skin between the eyebrows caused by frowning
Is it safe?
Yes! Botox has been available for 20 years, and has been used to treat many diseases. In fact, it is used in children as young as 2 years old to treat cerebral palsy.
Is Botox a poison?
No, it is not poison and it is not toxic to you. The product is a natural, purified protein. It is an approved drug that is used in VERY tiny doses. It comes from a naturally occurring bacterium - similar to how Penicillin comes from mold.
How do I know it won't be toxic to me?
Typically, for a cosmetic treatment you may receive under 100 units. To make someone remotely sick, you would have to receive OVER 35 times this dose all at one time which would NEVER happen (plus it would cost you over $42,000 - absolutely impossible). You really are getting a VERY TINY does.
How does it work?
Botox works by simply relaxing the muscles underneath the skin to create a smooth and refreshed appearance.
How long does the procedure take?
Generally, after the consultation , the procedure only takes up to 15 minutes. Since there is no downtime, you can do it on your lunchtime and no one would know you have had it done.
How quickly does it work?
It can take UP TO 2 weeks for it to take full effect. usually we ask patients to wait for the 14 days to pass in order to fully see the results.
How is it done?
It is injected with a very tiny needle (it only feels like a little pinch).
My Botox Cosmetic treatment didn't work!
Botox takes up to 14 days to take full effect. You will need to wait until the full 2 weeks has passed and then please call if you have any concerns. If it has been more than 2 weeks, then let's book an appointment so that your treatment can be assessed and to see if you require a little more Botox.
How long does Botox last? Is it permanent?
No. Botox is not permanent. It lasts between 3-4 months on average e but everyone id different. If you promptly receive treatments every 3 months, then your treatments may start to last longer than 3 months.
Does it hurt?
Most patients say the injections feel similar to a little pinch, although everyone is different. We usually hear that patients say, "Is that all?"
You might experience a little bleeding at the injection sites. This does not always happen but there is not need to panic if it does.
Is it going to be worse when it wears off?
No. Your face will never get worse if you stop using Botox or when it wears off. At the very minimum, you will simply return to where you started. If you use Botox for a number of years and then stop, your muscles learn to relax and therefore, you will end up looking a little better than when you originally started.
How much does it cost?
The cost of treatment varies by each patient and a personal consultation can give you a specific amount. Peach charges $10.25 per unit and the number of units you will need can be determined during your consultation.
I don't want to look like a mask without expression - will that happen?
No. Our providers will ensure you get the look you want, as natural as you want. Most people simply want to look natural, rested, and refreshed, without looking"done". friends simply say that they look well rested and great!
What is a unit?
A unit of Botox is simply a very tine measurement of the drug.
What are the side effects?
Side effects are rare and are not permanent. rarely, there can be some minor bruising or a light short term headache. Most patients do not experience any side effects at all.
I have heard that you can get a drooping eyelid - is this true?
Side effects are rare and are not permanent and this can include a drooping eyelid. The incidence of these side effects is less than 1% and will last from only a few days to a few weeks. Most patients do not experience any side effects at all.
Where does it go in my body?
Botox stays local to the muscle where it was injected. After the injection, Botox is simply metabolizes and broken down into natural by products.
I have _____________ (any medical condition). Can I get Botox?
That is a great questions. This can be answered by one of our providers to make sure you are a right candidate for the treatment.