What Is Botox®?
Botox® is an FDA approved purified protein naturally derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum Type A. It has been used for over 20 years and is considered safe and effective. Botox® reduces the appearance of wrinkles by preventing the release of acetylcholine, a chemical that is produced in your skin and leads to the development of wrinkles. Lines and wrinkles develop, at least in part, from the action of facial muscles under the skin. Botox® is capable of preventing unwanted facial expression lines and improves or blends the wrinkles that are visible while the muscles are at rest.
The lip flip is a way to use Botox to create fuller, poutier and more shapely lips. A few quick injections relaxes the upper lip and rolls it slightly upward. This is an excellent alternative to fillers for patients who want a more subtle enhancement than fillers provide, or for those who want to enhance the shape of their upper lip with minimal effort.
How Much Does Botox® Cost?
Botox® treatment costs vary and must be individualized to ensure that an appropriate treatment plan is developed to achieve your goals.
How is Botox® Performed?
The target areas are first cleaned to remove make-up and debris and then marked with a marking pencil. The Botox® is injected into the muscles located in these areas. The injections only take a few minutes to perform and are not painful for most clients. Immediately after the injection, the skin appears normal but there may be some redness with some occasional minor bruising. The redness typically resides within a few hours. The complete effects of Botox® typically take 7-14 days, but some clients start to see results as early as 5 days.
What is Recovery Like After Botox®?
We recommend avoiding sunlight after receiving a Botox® treatment. This is to help with recovery and ensure that your results are long-lasting. After a treatment session, you can go home immediately and resume normal daily activities with the following exceptions to ensure optimal results: avoid exercise for 24hrs post treatment and remain upright for 4hrs post treatment.
How Long Will My Botox® Results Last?
Botox® results can reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 80%. Each client’s individual response to treatment is different, but you will notice results within a week that will continue to improve over the course of a 10 -14 days. The results last 3-6 months, yet each client responds differently.