FAQ – BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, on the forehead, and around the eyes. It treats the underlying cause of these lines and wrinkles, which is repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting. It temporarily reduces this muscle activity so you will notice a visible smoothing of these lines. When you choose BOTOX® Cosmetic, you can trust in its established track record. Backed by over 16 years of published studies, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most widely researched and studied treatment of its kind, approved for use in 98 countries. Its safety and efficacy have been described in more than 500 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
Am I a good candidate?
Many of our patients wonder if they are ‘too young’ or ‘too old’ to try BOTOX® Cosmetic. There is no right or wrong age to start getting treated. We will do a detailed consultation prior to your treatment to make sure you feel totally comfortable. Many millennials are using Botox in their twenties when they first start to notice signs of aging or as a preventative measure.
Will I look overdone or unnatural?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You can trust BOTOX® Cosmetic to deliver subtle results when you are treated by someone (like our highly-trained providers) who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. So, you’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable lines. No one should be able to tell you’ve had anything done.
What areas can be treated?
This treatment is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines look better in adults.
What does the treatment feel like?
The actual injection process takes a quick 10 minutes. Your specialist will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you. Then, some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch.
Who performs this treatment?
All BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are performed by Tatum Toland, APRN or by Dr. Voica. They are both extensively trained, continuously educate themselves on new developments and techniques, and have many years of experience.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects may include bruising, swelling, redness, or tenderness around the injection site, all of which will resolve without intervention after a few days to a week.
Is there any downtime?
Treatment requires minimal downtime. So, you can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave your specialist’s office.
When will I see results?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to four months for moderate to severe frown lines. Remember that results vary from patient to patient though, so your provider will plan your next appointment based on your results and aesthetic goals.
Is maintenance required?
To maintain results, you will need to be treated approximately every 4 months.
How much does it cost?
Pricing varies based on each patient’s facial anatomy. Consult with your provider to determine the cost for your treatments and find out what payment options are available for you.