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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 treatment with the cosmetic injectable. 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:

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.

In addition to its anti-aging effects, BOTOX® has been used for a variety of therapeutic instances, as well, 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.

How time does the treatment take?

Each BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment session takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The total time may differ from patient to patient depending on the number of units required and the areas being treated. Since most patients require little to no downtime after the procedure, many people choose to schedule their BOTOX® Cosmetic appointments during their lunch hour.

How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last?

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.

How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?

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.

Are BOTOX® injections painful?

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are performed using a very fine needle, and most patients report having little to no discomfort.

Are there any BOTOX® Cosmetic side effects?

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.

Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Safe?

Although BOTOX® Cosmetic is derived from a substance known as botulinum toxin, the small amount of formula used in anti-wrinkle injections are considered safe. The risk of BOTOX® injections is minimal when administered by a qualified professional like Dr. Reinertson. However, as discussed above, there are possible side effects and risks that should be understood prior to treatment. These will be explained to you in detail before your injections.

Dysport® vs. BOTOX® Cosmetic

Dysport® and BOTOX® Cosmetic are both neuromodulators composed of botulinum toxin type A. They provide similar results by temporarily blocking the treated muscles from contracting, therefore smoothing dynamic wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is generally more popular, but Dysport has also become well-known since its FDA approval in 2009. While the two injectables are very similar, they have small differences.

Dysport® is more diluted and can be absorbed quicker, often providing faster results. Since it is a thinner material, aesthetic professionals require more units of Dysport® compared to BOTOX® Cosmetic, though at a lower cost. Dysport® also tends to spread farther where it is injected, as opposed to the thicker formula of BOTOX® Cosmetic. As a result, if not injected properly, Dysport® can increase the risk of side effects in certain areas. Both Dysport® and BOTOX® Cosmetic offer anti-aging results for about three to four months.

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.

How much does BOTOX® Cosmetic 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.

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:

Plan a Private BOTOX® Party

A private BOTOX® party is a great way to celebrate with a small group of friends. Ideal for bachelorette parties, girls night out celebrations, as well as birthday events. Your event will include private use of our facility, injectable services by Dr. Jodie and depending on the number of guests we can provide appetizers, refreshments, and goodie bags for the attendees. For more information about booking a private BOTOX® injections party, please contact us.

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For more information about the benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic, or to schedule a free consultation, please contact our office today.