BOTOX® for Wrinkles
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most effective, widely used, and successful treatments for temporarily removing unwanted wrinkles from the forehead, crow’s feet, between the eyebrows and the lines surrounding the mouth. It is our preferred treatment at CosMedic Skincare to remove fine lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® has been FDA-approved since 2002 for cosmetic purposes, and in that time, over 11 million women and men have received BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments. We are proud to say that only Dr. Jodie Reinertson performs our injectable services, so you are assured the highest level of skill and knowledge during your treatment.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic used for?
When facial muscles become overactive and contract involuntarily, fine lines and wrinkles can often appear and make us look older than our actual age. BOTOX® Cosmetic works to reverse this process without the need for surgery, allowing you to achieve a more youthful appearance and address common cosmetic concerns such as:
- Fine lines
- Moderate to severe wrinkles
- Forehead creases
- Crow’s feet
- Lines between the eyebrows (“11” lines or “worry” lines)
- Lines around the mouth
Highly experienced in anti-aging treatments, Dr. Reinertson utilizes BOTOX® Cosmetic to help remove unwanted lines and wrinkles for a more youthful, refreshed, and rejuvenated appearance.
How long does the treatment take?
Each BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment session takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. Since most patients require little to no downtime after the procedure, many people choose to schedule their BOTOX® Cosmetic appointments during their lunch hour. At CosMedic Skincare, we offer complimentary topical numbing to maximize patient comfort. When this option is selected, the average treatment time is usually increased by about 15 minutes.
What results can I expect?
After a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment session, patients typically see results within 48 hours; however, the final outcome of the procedure may take 7-14 days to take effect. The duration of the results will vary from patient to patient, though results last for three to four months on average. To maintain smoother, more youthful skin, follow-up treatment sessions can easily be performed.
Dr. Reinertson at Seattle Cosmetic Surgery has done many wonders to my face. Whenever I feel I need a touch up, I love going to her. Dr. Reinertson is the most gentle, caring and talented woman and I trust her with my face. I have received a few procedures from her, including Radiesse® and Juvederm®. I come to her clinic to correct a dip in my nose that she fills in with either of the two fillers. I also had these fillers dispersed into my smile lines and chin. Let me truly say, I’m so happy when I leave her office; not only has she corrected what I wanted, but I walk out looking so much more youthful. She’s a blessing and an amazing doctor, and I can’t appreciate her enough.
Kiki, Seattle, June 2011
What does BOTOX® Cosmetic do?
The BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure is often misunderstood, and there are a myriad of myths surrounding the treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic, although derived from a purified form of the botulinum toxin, is not a poison. This neurotoxin works to temporarily stop overactive facial muscles from contracting, thereby minimizing the appearance of fine lines and dynamic wrinkles. During the consultation process, Dr. Reinertson will examine the lines and wrinkles you wish to address and help you decide if BOTOX® Cosmetic is the best available treatment to achieve your goals.
BOTOX® has been used for a variety of therapeutic instances like muscle dysplasia, chronic migraines, lockjaw, and cervical dystonia since the 1980s. The procedure is also used to treat excessive sweating of the underarms, hands, and feet (referred to medically as hyperhidrosis). Dr. Reinertson has successfully treated many of our patients at CosMedic Skincare for excessive sweating.
Is the treatment painful?
Prior to your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, a topical numbing agent will be applied to the injection site to maximize your comfort during the procedure. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are performed using a very fine needle, and most patients report having little to no discomfort.
What are the common side effects of treatment?
Most people are concerned about the possible side effects of BOTOX® injections. After treatment there can be some localized pain and slight redness that should dissipate quickly. There may also be unlikely side effects including uneven smile and eyelid droop. A small percentage of the population (less than 1%) will not respond to the benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
What kind of feedback is available on BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Don’t just take our word for it. Our patients at CosMedic Skincare have been happy to share their experiences with BOTOX® Cosmetic for your benefit. Please read our patient testimonials for first hand accounts of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments with Dr. Reinertson.
What does treatment cost?
The cost of BOTOX® Cosmetic will vary from patient to patient depending upon the location, number, and severity of the fine lines and wrinkles. Since BOTOX® Cosmetic is sold by the syringe, the price is determined by the degree of correction desired. Dr. Reinertson always aims to achieve natural-looking results and avoid an “overdone” appearance. Consequently, she uses the smallest doses possible while still meeting her patients’ needs and expectations.
At CosMedic Skincare, we also offer a Patient Recognition Program designed to provide you with monthly cost-savings opportunities. Please contact a member of our staff and ask to be enrolled in our program, or you can request to be registered online.
Want to save money on your next BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?
Allergan, the manufacturer of BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM®, and LATISSE®, has created a fantastic rebate program for our patients. The program entitles you to cash savings each time you see Dr. Reinertson for treatment. If you would appreciate an additional method of savings for your future BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM®, and LATISSE® purchases, this is a great opportunity!
To review the benefits of the program, please visit the Brilliant Distinctions® website
By following your normal treatment routine, you will earn points redeemable for discounts on future visits. Here is an example of what you can expect. For your convenience, 200 points translates to $20 in savings:
- 1 BOTOX® Treatment = 200 Points ($20)
- 1 Syringe of JUVÉDERM® = 200 Points ($20)
- 1 LATISSE® Kit = 100 Points
- 1 Bottle Vivité Firming Body Lotion = 25 Points
For more information about the benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic, or to schedule a free consultation, please contact our office today.