Looking for a quick way to treat wrinkles? Botox is a great option for those who want to improve the skin’s appearance and smooth away unwanted lines on the face, around the eyes and on the forehead with no down time and quick results.

If you’re interested in Botox, contact the Skin & Cancer Center of Scottsdale to consult with a dermatology specialist about this effective treatment. Schedule your appointment today (480) 596-1110.

What is Botox?

Botox is a form of the Botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin that relaxes muscles by putting them in a state of paralysis.

When this toxin is used for cosmetic purposes, it keeps muscles on the face from contracting and producing the lines and wrinkles that become more noticeable with age, such as crow’s feet, laugh lines and forehead wrinkles.

How Botox Works

We all laugh, frown or squint. As we age, these natural expressions encourage the development of fine lines and wrinkles that deepen as the skin’s elasticity wanes.

By injecting muscle groups around the eyes, mouth and forehead with Botox, the muscles that keep these lines in place relax, allowing the skin to become smoother and less wrinkled.

Botox injections are made with a very thin needle so pain and discomfort are minimal. The treatment is very quick and requires no anesthetic.

What is recovery like?

There is no “downtime” with Botox injections. Patients are directed not to recline or lay down for at least 4 hours after treatment and to avoid exercise for 24 hours.

Do not rub or push on the site of the injection or surrounding areas after treatment.

Effects of Botox

Botox significantly reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face and neck, including:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Laugh lines
  • Wrinkles between the eyebrows
  • Wrinkles and lines on the forehead

Results can be seen within a week and can last for four to six months.

Repeated Botox treatments could result in longer lasting, more permanent effects as the facial muscles become trained to relax over time.

If you’re interested in Botox, consult with the Skin & Cancer Center of Scottsdale to determine the best treatment options for you (480) 596-1110.

Risks of Botox

There are few risks associated with Botox with treatment administered by a trained professional. Side effects could include headaches, bruising and drooping eyelids after treatments.

Drooping typically occurs when Botox has shifted from where it was injected. This may happen as a result of touching, rubbing or pushing on the injection site after treatment or lying down in the first few hours after treatment.

Patients should not to touch the areas of injection and should avoid lying down for at least 4 hours after treatment. Exercise should also be avoided for the first 24 hours after treatment.