BOTOX® Injection Results: Comparing the Before and After By Brian Kobienia, MD, FACS on August 07, 2017

A woman undergoing cosmetic injectable treatmentOur Edina plastic surgery and skin care center offers plenty of cosmetic injectables. BOTOX® injections are among the most popular by far. BOTOX® cosmetic is a safe and carefully administered substance that helps prevent muscle contractions in the injection site. By preventing muscle contractions from occurring, BOTOX® injections help prevent wrinkles from forming in those target areas of the face.

BOTOX® cosmetic results are temporary, though they offer some rather striking anti-aging results. Let's take a moment to consider the outcomes of BOTOX® therapy and how it compares to other cosmetic enhancement options.

BOTOX® Injections and Dynamic Wrinkles

BOTOX® injections are ideal for treating dynamic wrinkles, which are those wrinkles that appear when a person makes certain kinds of facial expressions. This includes crow's feet, certain kinds of forehead creases, and so forth.

BOTOX® Injection Side Effects

Common side effects after undergoing BOTOX® injection treatment include redness, swelling, and discomfort around the injection site. A flushed appearance and flu-like symptoms are also common. These side effects tend to fade quickly and will not result in downtime or have any impact on your normal daily activities.

When Will I See Results?

Generally, the effects of BOTOX® injections will not become apparent until a week to two weeks after your treatment. By that time, patients should notice reduce appearance of facial lines and dynamic wrinkles, and a more youthful overall appearance.

How Do BOTOX® Injections Compare to a Facelift?

BOTOX® injections can achieve results that are comparable to a facelift and other kinds of facial rejuvenation surgeries. The major benefit is that there are no incisions and hence no scars from BOTOX® injections. In addition, there is no need to take time off from work to recover after you get BOTOX® injections.

How Do BOTOX® Injections Compare to Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are another class of cosmetic injections that add volume to injection sites. These substances do not affect muscles and tend to be more ideal at addressing static wrinkles and hollow or sunken-in parts of the face. BOTOX® injections are sometimes used in combination with dermal fillers for anti-aging treatments.

How Long Do BOTOX® Injections Last?

In most cases, the cosmetic results of BOTOX® injections tend to last six months to eight months. After the effects of BOTOX® therapy have ended, repeat BOTOX® injections can be performed to help prolong the anti-aging effects.

Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Right for Me?

The best way to find out if BOTOX® injections are ideal for you is to schedule a consultation at our practice. We can go over all of your options for treatment and determine if BOTOX® cosmetic, dermal fillers, or facial cosmetic surgery is most ideal for your and your needs. This will also give you an opportunity to ask questions about BOTOX® injections, ensuring that you make a confident choice about your treatment needs.

Learn More About BOTOX® Injections

If you would like more information about BOTOX® injections and how they can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, be sure to contact our plastic surgery and cosmetic skin care practice today. We look forward to your visit and considering these matters in much greater detail.

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Dr. Brian J. Kobienia is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been providing world-class care for nearly 20 years. When he is not working with patients, Dr. Kobienia is serving various local and global philanthropic programs. He is also affiliated with notable organizations including:

  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Board-certified member of the American Board of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

With Dr. Kobienia's help, you can look as good as you feel. To get started, request a consultation online or call our plastic surgery practice at (952) 925-1111.

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