BOTOX® in Ogden UT
BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription drug that, when injected, temporarily paralyzes muscles. BOTOX injections treat moderate-to-severe facial lines and wrinkles that are formed by continual muscle contraction. Treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic is the most popular physician-performed nonsurgical cosmetic procedure in the United States. If you are interested in BOTOX in Ogden UT or nearby areas, contact Wasatch Dermatology today to schedule an appointment.
What does BOTOX Cosmetic do?
According to its manufacturer, Allergan, Inc., “BOTOX Cosmetic is the first and only FDA-approved prescription product that temporarily improves the appearance of both moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows and moderate-to-severe crow’s feet in adults.”
How does BOTOX work?
Properly placed injections, which contains a purified and safe form of botulinum toxin A, block nerve impulses sent to muscles, weakening them to the point where they cannot contract.
Dynamic wrinkles occur when muscles of facial expression contract. Paralyzing the muscles in the face softens these lines dramatically. This also slows down formation of wrinkles that occur at rest, aka “static” wrinkles.
When will I see results? How long do the results last?
Results from injections are apparent within 24 to 48 hours after receiving the injections, and are maximized by 30 days. Results often last between 3 and 4 months.
Does BOTOX have medical applications?
Yes; it is used to treat a number of medical problems, including excessive sweating, overactive bladder, neck spasms, crossed eyes, chronic back and jaw pain, and migraines. Call today to schedule an appointment.
Who is qualified to give BOTOX injections?
The manufacturer recommends that injections only be given by a qualified health care professional who has experience with injectables, and has a “medical practice that focuses on facial aesthetics and offers other facial aesthetic treatments.” Injections in our office in Ogden UT are performed by physicians who are board certified in dermatology.
What are the possible side effects?
Side effects of BOTOX are usually mild and temporary. Possible injection-site side effects include pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, bleeding and bruising. Contact Wasatch Dermatology in Ogden UT today with any additional questions or concerns, or to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.