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BOTOX® Cosmetic: What to Know Before Your First Treatment

Sunday, October 15, 2023

BOTOX CosmeticBOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular solution for many individuals seeking a way to improve fine lines, creases, and wrinkles on the face. However, this treatment can seem intimidating for those trying it for the first time. Here is a guide on what you should know before getting your first BOTOX Cosmetic treatment.

How Does BOTOX Cosmetic Work?

BOTOX Cosmetic is an injectable used to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles on the face, and it is most effective on dynamic wrinkles. The development of dynamic wrinkles is accelerated in people who often make expressive facial expressions throughout their lives. BOTOX Cosmetic is very effective for dynamic wrinkles because it relaxes the facial muscles and nerves that control them.

When injected into a specific location of the body, BOTOX Cosmetic blocks the nerves in the area, cutting off the signals between the brain and the affected muscles. When the nerves become immobilized, the underlying muscles that create wrinkles relax, causing the skin to soften and the creases to fade away.

The effects of BOTOX Cosmetic can last up as much as a few months and, with regular touch-ups, the effects can last even longer.

How to Get Ready for Your First Appointment

You may assume taking over-the-counter pain relievers before your BOTOX Cosmetic appointment may help; however, you might increase your risk of bruising. It's possible that the injections may also cause you to bruise more easily if you're already using blood-thinning medication. Make sure you inform your provider about any medications you are currently on to avoid complications.

The best way to prepare for your BOTOX Cosmetic appointment is to avoid alcohol at least 24 hours before your treatment. Alcoholic beverages tend to dilute blood, making it easier to bruise and bleed. They also dry out the skin, which can affect the efficacy of BOTOX Cosmetic.

Schedule a BOTOX Cosmetic Consultation in Denver, CO

Dr. John F. Bershof of Bershof Plastic Surgery has been recognized as a Denver 5280 Top Doctor in the specialties of both plastic surgery and facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Bershof approaches each patient as an individual, attentively listening to their issues and working with them to develop and attain realistic objectives.

During your BOTOX Cosmetic consultation, you and Dr. Bershof will talk about what you want to achieve and any concerns you have with fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Bershof will go through the details of your treatment plan, including the injection locations and quantity of BOTOX Cosmetic.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Bershof, contact (303) 399-7662 today.

Is Botox Your Brow’s BFF?

Thursday, July 15, 2021

In the last year and a half, much to our surprise, interest in cosmetic treatments like Botox and plastic surgery increased substantially. Now, regardless of the return of some semblance of normalcy, there is a larger percentage of the population who are aware of the value of proven anti-aging treatments. Because we get to see ourselves in the mirror every day, and perhaps still in a Zoom meeting or two, we deserve to love what we see. Low-lying eyebrows can affect the appearance of the face, as well as one’s sense of confidence. Here, we discuss what a Botox brow lift can do and also how this technique compares to surgery. 

What Is a BOTOX Brow Lift?

Botox is most well-known for its ability to erase frown lines and make the face generally look friendlier. Since its early usage, Botox has expanded its usage to crow’s feet, forehead lines, and also descending brows. FDA-approved, this drug works by relaxing tensed muscles. Muscle tension is inevitable in parts of the face where muscles are regularly used. Repeated facial movements are no different than exercise. As we work muscles, they get toned. Toned facial muscles cause creases in the skin. Toned muscles coupled with lax forehead skin result in a drooping brow. The Botox brow lift relaxes the muscles that pull the brow downward, thereby allowing them to rest at or near their natural position along the upper orbital rim.

How Does a BOTOX Brow Lift Compare to a Surgical Brow Lift?

The primary difference between a Botox brow lift and surgery is obvious. Botox injections are not surgery. This treatment doesn’t require anesthesia of any kind, nor more than a few hours of activity restrictions. On the other hand, Botox injections temporarily affect the muscle. To maintain the effects of treatment, touch-ups must be scheduled every 3 months or so. Surgery is more invasive. It requires incisions and anesthesia of some kind. A surgical brow lift will also require a week or two of downtime for full healing. That said, because surgery repositions and trims tissue as needed to hold the brow in position, retreatment may never be needed.

The good thing about a Botox brow lift is that it can be a lead-in to surgery, providing a glimpse of the improvements that surgery could achieve. This approach may also achieve satisfactory results on its own. Many people have made Botox their go-to for a fresh, friendly face. To learn more, contact us today.