What is Botox®?
Botox® is an injectable treatment used to block muscular nerve signals that cause muscles to retract and cause unwanted facial wrinkles.
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Who is a Good Candidate?
Individuals with unwanted lines of expression in the upper face, including the eyebrows, forehead, and crow’s feet region can often benefit from Botox injections. Dr. Baird does not inject the lower face with Botox, as it is only FDA-approved for use in the forehead region.
How is Botox® Treatment Done?
During a Botox® session, the predetermined treatments areas will be cleansed, and a topical anesthetic can be applied if desired. A small, thin needle will be used to injection Botox® under the skin of the treatment site. Depending on the individual concerns and conditions, a number of injections may be needed to achieve the desired result.
Although results are seen within days after treatment, it will take several weeks for the injectable to reach its full effect.
Following Botox® injections, results are quick, so patients can experience smoother skin right away. Swelling and redness may occur, and a small percentage of patients will experience mild bruising, though this should resolve quickly. Patients will also experience a small, mosquito bite-like lesion in the injection areas, though this is temporary. Botox® results commonly last about three to four months.
If you are interested in temporarily softening the look of forehead wrinkles and lines, and live in the Farmington Hills area, Botox® may be helpful. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation. For more information, visit our blog.