Will my face still show emotions and expressions?
BOTOX Cosmetic® is intended to enhance your look, not change it – you can still smile, frown and be expressive. BOTOX Cosmetic® will not give you a fake frozen look if you are treated by an experienced nurse or doctor who will be able to determine the right dose and injection technique for you. The treatment only relaxes the muscle beneath the frown line at the injection site, so the other elements of facial expression remain active.
When will I see results and how long will they last?
The effect appears in 2-4 days and can last up to 3-4 months, after which time another treatment is required. After several treatments, the effects may begin to last longer.
What is the treatment like?
A BOTOX Cosmetic® treatment is quick and simple, with no downtime. After meeting with Dr. Sinclair to determine your desired outcome, the procedure itself takes only 10-15 minutes. A tiny amount of BOTOX Cosmetic® is injected, very precisely, into the muscles being treated. Because the needle is so fine and only a small amount of liquid is used, the pain associated with the injections is minimal. Most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. It also has no effect on the sensory nerves, so you will have normal feeling in the treated areas.
What are the side effects?
The side effects can be pain, tenderness and bruising at the site of injection. Occasional temporary numbness of the forehead, flu-like symptoms or headache may also occur.
How much does a treatment cost?
The price depends on the amount of BOTOX Cosmetic® needed and the areas of the face being treated. Our office charges per unit.
What areas can be treated with fillers?
Fillers can be used to restore volume to the cheeks, lips, chin and jaw. It can soften smile lines, deeper wrinkles, and lines around the mouth.
What can I expect from a treatment?
During the treatment, Dr. Sinclair will skillfully inject the HA filler under your skin to enhance facial features or fill wrinkles and folds. You will see immediate improvement in the area treated.
How long does a treatment last?
Most treatments last for 9-12 months, with some lasting up to 2 years. Treatment can be safely repeated to maintain results.
How long does the treatment usually take?
Prior to the treatment, you will consult with Dr. Sinclair to determine areas to be treated, recommended products, and review the treatment plan. The actual injection process is quick and easy and takes approximately 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the areas treated.
How long before I see results?
Results are instant. You will see immediate improvement to the treated area.
Is the treatment painful?
As with any injection, there may be pain at the injection site. Some fillers are available with lidocaine, which makes the experience more comfortable. Whenever possible, Dr. Sinclair uses a blunt cannula, which provides a safe, pain free way to inject filler with minimal bruising. Topical anesthetic is used for additional comfort.
What are the possible side effects and recovery time?
Hyaluronic acid fillers are generally well tolerated. Side effects are generally mild to moderate and relatively short lasting (less than 7 days). Side effects may include temporary skin reactions, such as redness, swelling, tenderness and bruising at the site of injection. Dr. Sinclair will advise you of specific post-treatment instructions and when you can resume your normal activities.