BOTOX® Nonsurgical Procedures
BOTOX® injections soften the movement of the fine muscles around the eyes, forehead, lips, chin, and neck that cause creases in the skin called rhydids. By selectively weakening the proper muscles at key injection points, the provider can dramatically reduce wrinkles. In certain instances however, wrinkling may be too deep and either require surgical procedures or volume enhancing procedures such as the placement of dermal fillers combined with BOTOX®.
During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections. “Frown lines” are caused by overactive facial muscles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is intramuscular, blocking the chemicals that cause facial muscles to contract, thereby relaxing them. You can expect to see results within days after your treatment. The appearance of your “frown lines” may continue to improve for up to a week. Visible results can last up to 4 months. After that, you may be ready to return for a follow-up treatment. Your own results may vary, be sure to talk to our doctors about what you can expect.
While the treatment can be used alone, it is often used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures such as soft tissue fillers (eg. Juvederm®, Radiesse®). BOTOX® is often combined with surgical procedures such as face-lifts, blepharoplasty or laser resurfacing.
BOTOX® has been used therapeutically for over 75 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. It is approved in more than 75 countries. Only licensed and trained healthcare professionals have the experience necessary to administer BOTOX® Cosmetic. Allergan, Inc. is the only source for healthcare professionals to purchase the product, and each label has the “Allergan” hologram. Drs Carlotti have injected thousands of patients with BOTOX® Cosmetic at the Carlotti Center for Cosmetic Surgery and are considered two of the top doctors in the Valley with this experience.