What is Botox?
Botox Cosmetic is an injectable that treats wrinkles and other minor imperfections on your face including laugh lines, “crow’s feet,” deep wrinkles, and creases. It is the fastest-growing cosmetic procedures because of its rapid effectiveness. Botox is injected directly into the muscles that cause moderate to severe lines to form on your forehead, neck, and around your eyes and mouth. The popularity of Botox is something that Dr. Norberto Soto and his office staff experience every day.
How Botox Injections Work
Botox is a neurotoxin mostly composed of botulinum toxin type A. Botulinum toxin type A has been used for than a decade to reduce wrinkles, frown lines, crows feet, and forehead lines as well as the skin bands of the neck.
When Botox is injected into muscles, the neurotoxin blocks the nerve signals that are sent from the muscle, temporarily weakening its activity and allowing the skin to relax. Injection results typically last 3 – 4 months, therefore periodic Botox injections are necessary for lasting results.
What Can Botox Treat?
Excessive squinting creates fine lines on the sides of the eyes, more commonly known as crow’s feet. Although small, these fine lines can age you, and in time they become even deeper. Dr. Soto will administer the Botox appropriately to soften the appearance of these lines while keeping your warm, welcoming appearance when you smile.
Many facial expressions involve the furrowing of your eyebrows. After years of this motion, lines between the brows can become permanent, making you look aged or tired. Dr. Soto can expertly place Botox to soften these lines and make you appear more vibrant and alert.
Raising your eyebrows from shock or excitement can unfortunately leave lasting lines on your forehead. Botox is used to temporarily weaken the muscles responsible for the creation of these lines, greatly reducing their appearance.
Excessive sweating can be embarrassing and can lead to the use of an array of deodorants and creams only to find that they were ineffective. Botox injections administered by Dr. Soto into the arm pits can be used to counter excessive sweating in men and women. Similarly to how Botox injections are used to block the muscle nerve signals, Botox can block the sweat gland nerves signals to reduce the amount of sweat productivity.
Is Botox for you?
Most Botox patients are between the ages of 35 and 60 who do not have appreciable sun damage but want to reduce the wrinkles on their face. They normally have good skin tone and are concerned about lines and creases along their forehead, between the eyebrows and around the eyes.
During your consultation at Dr. Soto’s office, you will be asked to point out to the doctor the facial areas of concern to you. You will then be thoroughly examined to make sure that Botox is the best choice for your concerns, and whether you could benefit from the addition of dermal fillers depending on the treatment area(s). You and Dr. Soto will decide together on an custom Botox treatment plan to best treat your individual case. Questions are always encouraged and will be answered thoroughly to make sure you are comfortable with your decision.
About Your Botox Treatment
Because the administration of Botox does not need anesthesia, the procedure is done right in Dr Soto’s Englewood office. The treatment usually takes less than an hour and begins with a fine gauge needle that is used to inject the Botox into the problem areas. Botox requires a prescription, so it is important that you work with a board-certified physician like Dr. Norberto Soto and his friendly and reputable staff.
There is no downtime required after Botox injections! You are able to return to work immediately if you wish to come in for a noon treatment. Results are visible in 24 to 72 hours after your injections and typically last for 3 – 4 months. Most men and women come in for periodic injections for more lasting results.
For your financing needs, Prosper is offered. No two patients or their treatments are exactly alike and generally the amount of Botox required will differ as well. As a result, your Botox price will vary accordingly. The helpful staff in Dr. Soto practice will be able to offer more personalized costs based on your individual needs.