MEDICAL NAME: NEUROMODULATORS
DR. EFFIE POLITIS
WHAT IS BOTOX?
Botox is a wrinkle and muscle relaxing injection that can be used to smooth crow’s feet, forehead furrows, frown lines, lip lines, bunny lines, diminish neck bands, improve the appearance of skin dimpling of the chin, lift the corners of the mouth and brows, soften a square jawline and correct a gummy smile.
ARE YOU A CANDIDATE?
An ideal candidate for, Botox, is anyone looking to reverse signs of aging and heal muscle pain.
HOW IT'S DONE:
Dr. Politis starts by injecting a small amount of Botox directly into the underlying muscle, causing the muscle to relax. After 5-7 days, you will notice the overlying skin start to smooth out.
RESULTS, RECOVERY, FREQUENCY
There is no downtime after Botox. Results last anywhere from 2-6 months. Come back as you please.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Slight bruising at the injection site after Botox might occur.
This treatment may take a while to show results due to various factors, but typically, you’ll start noticing changes within 15 days. One reason for the delay is that everyone’s body has different levels of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that affects muscle contractions and is influenced by stress.
The medication works by blocking the release of acetylcholine. However, it doesn’t affect any existing acetylcholine in your muscles before treatment. So, it takes time for your body to naturally remove this pre-existing acetylcholine. This process usually takes a week or two. Once it’s gone, you’ll start seeing more noticeable results as the medication can then relax your muscles more effectively.
Come in as is to receive Botox!
Arnica gel/tablets can be used to help reduce any bruising after Botox.
For the first 24 hours avoid:
Rubbing your face, lying on your face, strenuous exercise, alcohol, and blood thinners.