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Botox® Cosmetic in Modesto

Botox Cosmetic is a popular choice for wrinkle treatment in Modesto. Botox injections are used to temporarily paralyze the muscles under the skin that cause facial wrinkles, especially frown lines between the eyebrows and on the forehead. Botox wrinkle treatment can help you look younger and more relaxed without surgery.

The wrinkle-reducing effects of Botox injections are not permanent.  Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last for up to 4 months. Individual results may vary.Botox is injected into the muscles under the skin with thin needles, causing the muscles that cause wrinkles and frown lines to become temporarily paralyzed. The injection process only takes about ten minutes, and most patients do not need anesthesia, although a topical anesthetic can be applied, if desired.

Modesto plastic surgeon Dr. Enevoldsen will discuss your concerns with you and explain the details about wrinkle treatment with Botox Cosmetic. There are a number of facial injectable products available in Modesto, and Dr. Enevoldsen will help you determine the non-surgical wrinkle treatment that is best for you.

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Here are some frequently asked Botox questions and answers:

What is Botox Cosmetic?

It is purified protein, administered in a simple, nonsurgical procedure, that temporarily smoothes the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows.

Botox Cosmetic is indicated for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in adults from 18 to 65 years of age.

Botox Cosmetic is contraindicated in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s).  Patients with neurological disorders such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.

What is the Botox Cosmetic procedure like?

It’s a simple, ten-minute treatment that consists of a few tiny injections.  The doctor or registered nurse decide exactly where to administer Botox cosmetics for best results.

How does Botox work?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of the “11s,” the moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines). It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.

Is the procedure painful?

Most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite.  Overall, the discomfort is minimal and temporary.  Often times your provider will ice the area to be injected to numb it prior to the injection.  Less frequently occurring (<3%) adverse reactions include pain in the face, erythema at the injection site, and muscle weakness.

Will I need anesthesia?

No.  But your doctor may choose to numb the injected area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream before the actual treatment.

Do I need to take time off from work to recuperate?

Most patients go right back to work or continue their activities immediately after the procedure.

When will I start to see results?

Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last for up to 4 months. Individual results may vary.

How long will the results last?

Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months.1 Your own results may vary .

Will I experience side effects?

The most common side effects are headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea.  Less frequently occurring (<3%) adverse reactions include pain in the face, erythema at the injection site, and muscle weakness.

How will Botox Cosmetic affect my facial expressions?

Botox Cosmetics is injected in small doses directly into the muscles that cause those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows to form, allowing that area to smooth out.  It won’t affect your ability to laugh, smile, or otherwise express yourself.

Is Botox Cosmetic expensive?

Actually, it is quite affordable.  In fact, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Botox Cosmetic is one of the least costly facial aesthetic procedures performed in the United States.

Call our office for more information on Botox Cosmetics – (209) 524-6204.

Call Modesto plastic surgeon Dr. Enevoldsen to schedule a consultation or for more information about Botox Cosmetic non-surgical wrinkle reduction.

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