Botox is FDA-approved to address a variety of cosmetic and medical issues. Botox can be targeted to diminish worry lines (forehead wrinkles), frown lines (eyebrow furrows), as well as crow’s feet (smile lines) that appear around your eyes.
Botox injections are among the specialized procedures offered to women and men by the doctors and staff at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics in Phoenix, AZ. Board-certified Drs. Tim Matatov and Joseph Zakhary are among the most accomplished, experienced, and respected plastic surgeons in Arizona and the Southwest.
The doctors also consistently receive high marks from their patients for their “personal touch” and warm approachability. It is vitally important that Botox injections be administered only by highly trained medical professionals. You’re invited to schedule a consultation at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics in Phoenix, AZ to see if Botox injections are right for you.
Botox can reduce or eliminate muscle contractions by blocking selected nerves from receiving certain chemical signals.
Botox injections temporarily prevent a muscle from moving. The results and benefits of Botox are not permanent and injections may need to be repeated at regular intervals to maximize their effectiveness.
Botox Cosmetic is used to temporarily lessen the appearance of wrinkles in adults by preventing selected facial muscle contractions. To maintain results, you will need regular follow-up injections.
Botox is a potent drug that can come with risks and side effects. Your injections must be precisely dosed and located, even when they are solely used for cosmetic purposes. Botox injections should never be given by anyone other than a highly trained medical professional.
Botox, while tested and treated to reduce the risk of contamination, is made from donated human plasma and may contain infectious agents. It is not known whether Botox can harm an unborn baby.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Like any injection, Botox injections carry small risks of infection and excessive bleeding. Rarely, the toxin contained in Botox can spread to other and unintended body areas, causing severe complications.
Possible side effects include allergic reactions, muscle weakness, hives, swelling of the face or throat, difficulty in swallowing, vision changes, and flu-like symptoms. You should not use Botox if you have a current urinary tract infection or any active infection on or near the injection site. Following your injection, call your doctor immediately if you develop hoarseness, drooping eyelids, trouble breathing, loss of bladder control, or severe muscle weakness.
Provide your doctor with your medical history.
Let your doctor know if you have had previous Botox injections. You may not be a good candidate for Botox injections if you have myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome, any breathing disorder, problems with swallowing, or a history of excessive bleeding. Patients approved for Botox injection may be directed to stop taking any blood-thinning drugs several days before treatment.
Botox injections are typically performed in a doctor’s office.
Your doctor will use a thin needle to inject tiny amounts of Botox into selected areas of your skin or muscles. It is possible to treat more than one area in a single session. While most people feel little to no discomfort, you may want your skin numbed before your injection. Do not rub or massage treated areas for 24 hours. Avoid driving or any hazardous activity until you know how this medicine affects you.
Botox injections generally begin to work one to three days after treatment. However, injections used to relieve neck or back spasms may not reach their full effects for two weeks or more. Remember that to maintain the benefits of your treatment, you will need regular follow-up injections, separated by at least three months.
Costs of Botox injection treatment will vary from patient to patient. If your treatment is performed for purely cosmetic reasons, your insurance will not pay for it. But if your injections are used to treat a medical condition, insurance may cover some or all of the costs. Ask your doctor for assistance in submitting paperwork to your insurance company to determine your eligibility for coverage. For many patients, Botox injections can provide impressive medical and/or cosmetic results and benefits. The doctors and staff at Southwest Breast and Aesthetics in Phoenix, AZ are eager to help you on your journey to your best you. They invite you to schedule a consultation to determine if Botox injections are right for you.
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