Do you look worried or angry all the time due to moderate to severe frown lines between your brows? Temporarily smooth those lines using BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Why Choose Balanced Health and Wellness?
At Balanced Health and Wellness, our focus is on you feeling as great as you can through a systemic approach to optimal wellness. So how do cosmetic procedures fit into that philosophy? Often, we age our bodies beyond our years through unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as sunworshipping. If that’s the case for you, and you want to look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside, our experienced staff will be happy to help you achieve your goals. Our staff physician, Dr. Alavi (bio), works directly with you to determine goals and which procedures are most appropriate for you, and personally performs this procedure.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age.
How BOTOX Works
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.
The BOTOX® Procedure
You’ll be seated in a comfortable reclining chair, and though no anesthesia is required, occasionally we use ice to numb the area before injection.
Our doctor will determine the most effective injection sites by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. She will then administer several tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause the frown lines. The injection procedure itself takes just about 10 minutes, while the rest of the appointment is used to determine the most effective treatment.
Results are usually evident within one week and last about three to six months. Our goal is to find the lowest amount in the distribution that gets you what you want and lasts at least three months.
BOTOX® Side Effects and Recovery
The most common side effects of BOTOX® include headache, nausea, flu-like symptoms and redness or pain at the injection points. Infrequently, patients may experience muscle weakness or drooping of the upper eyelid muscles. This side effect usually resolves itself within days, or in rare cases, months after the procedure. As with all skin injection procedures, there is a risk of infection.
You can resume normal activities immediately, but we may request you stay out of the sun. We also suggest you remain upright for four hours after the procedure and refrain from vigorous activity for 24 hours. Call us immediately if you have any pain or symptoms that are unusual or severe. Before you leave, we’ll make sure you fully understand all the risks and common symptoms.
When you refer a friend to us for aesthetic services such as facial injectables, we’ll give you a credit worth 10% of what they spend on their first visit as a new medical spa patient with us! Your 10% credit can be used on any Balanced Health and Wellness services.