Botox is a safe, FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that has been popular among healthy American men and women since its FDA approval in 2002. Millions of people have undergone Botox injections to help smooth facial lines and restore a younger appearance. Botox is injected into the facial muscles, helping to block nerve impulses and relax the muscles. Without contracting facial muscles, lines become less evident and are prevented from worsening.
ACCORDING TO AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY…
Botox was the most frequently administered non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the United States for 2012. More than 4 million people underwent Botox injections – up approximately 10 percent over the year before. Demand for minimally invasive aesthetic treatments continues to rise, and Botox is at the forefront.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Am I a candidate for Botox treatment at Alamitos Oral Surgery?
Although many patients are candidates for Botox injections, a thorough consultation with one of our oral and maxillofacial surgeons is necessary. Indications for use include myofascial pain and myospasm related to TMJ disorders, along with minimizing wrinkles that occur with facial expression. For facial wrinkles, Botox is most affective around the forehead, brow, and eyes. For more information about Botox and whether it is right for you, schedule a consultation with us at your earliest convenience.
What should I expect during a Botox injection?
Botox is a rapid cosmetic treatment that takes just minutes to perform from the comfort of our office. The injection is administered using a very fine needle that induces only mild discomfort. You can return to work immediately after the injection.
How long do the results last with Botox treatment?
You will begin to notice the effects of your treatment within just a few days. The results will continue to improve over the course of approximately 4 weeks and may remain for up to 6 months.
Facial fillers are substances injected beneath the skin to help smooth fine lines and boost facial volume. Also known as dermal fillers, these injections are in-office procedures that are minimally invasive alternatives to cosmetic surgery. Patients often undergo facial filler injections to achieve a more youthful appearance with as little down time as possible. Fillers are available to target nearly any area of the face, including crow’s feet, laugh lines, and thin lips.
DID YOU KNOW…
that non-surgical cosmetic treatments like Restylane and Juvederm are the fastest growing form of aesthetic medical enhancements in the U.S.? The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were up by 6 percent in 2012 over 2011 despite surgical procedures being down by 2 percent. More than 1.4 million dermal injections were administered to American patients in 2012 alone – up from 1.3 million in 2011.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Am I a candidate for facial fillers at Alamitos Oral Surgery?
You may be a candidate for dermal facial filling if you are unhappy with your facial volume or are looking for a non-surgical way of smoothing fine lines. These are also terrific adjuncts to look more youthful for patients already undergoing corrective jaw surgery, or having facial implants placed. Many types of facial injections are available; and our staff would be happy to help you find out which filler is right for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, or find out more about dermal injections.
What should I expect during a facial filler injection?
Getting a facial filler is as easy as dropping by our office on your lunch break. Using a very fine needle, your filler will be injected just beneath the surface of your skin. Sometimes injection of local anesthetic can be used to avoid any discomfort. You will experience little or no discomfort afterwards, and can return to work immediately after the procedure.
What types of results can I expect from a facial filler?
Results vary from patient to patient and are never guaranteed. However, most patients begin to see visible results within just days of undergoing a dermal injection. Results may continue to improve over the course of several weeks. Depending on the location of your injection and the type of filler used, the effects of your filler may last as long as 6 months or more. Occasionally additional injections may be needed to allow desired results.