Botox

BrilliantDistinctions_Purple_v6-300x155Uses:

  • Wrinkles: Eyes, forehead, lips
  • Brow lifts
  • Bunny lines
  • Excessive sweating: palms, underarms, feet
  • Chronic headaches leading to migraine
  • Jaw clenching
  • Gummy Smile
  • Neck Bands
  • Muscle Spasm

To understand how incredible of a product Botox is, first we must understand what causes many of our facial wrinkles. Muscles fold skin over and over while we make facial expressions, talk, eat or simply look around. As we age, the skin does not have enough elastin and collagen to bounce back after folding, and a wrinkle forms even when the muscle is not in motion.

Botox is a protein that is placed under the skin in order to relax these muscles so they no longer fold the skin creating creases. Botox can even prevent wrinkles if started before there is a line. However, Botox injections also work after wrinkles have appeared.

A proper Botox injection treatment results in a very natural look and NOT a frozen appearance. More than 3.7 million men and women used Botox injections last year alone. They understand that Botox is a very safe way to look their best. To see some of Colorado Skin and Vein’s amazing Botox results, visit our Botox Before and After Gallery.

NEW Botox Pricing:

Did you know that Wednesday Botox pricing is now EVERYDAY Botox pricing? Check out these great Botox prices:

MD Botox = $12/unit

RN Botox = $10/unit

 

What Is the Brilliant Distinctions® Program?

Brilliant Distinctions® is a program offered by Allergan, the makers of BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and LATISSE®. Patients earn points points on select Allergan products and services. These points can then be used to create a coupon that you can apply toward future select cosmetic treatments or purchases.   Ask us how to learn more about this rewarding programing.

FAQs

What is Botox?

Botox, a prescription medication, is a purified protein that can temporarily decrease muscle contraction resulting in decreased facial lines. By alleviating the creasing of the skin, Botox can prevent wrinkles from ever forming! Botox is best at treating dynamic facial lines caused by facial muscle activity such as:

  • Scowl lines between the brows
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Lip lines

What else can Botox be used for?

  • Brow Lift: The downward pull of facial muscles can make the lateral eyebrows start to fall. This can be alleviated with just a few well-placed injections of Botox.
  • Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis): Botox can effectively shut down sweat production under the arms, on the palms of the hands, and soles of the feet. These effects can last up to six months.
  • Gummy Smile: Some patients are concerned that they have a “gummy smile” when the upper gums are significantly visible above the teeth. This can easily be corrected with Botox.
  • Bunny Lines: Lines and folds on the lateral sides of the nose can be treated and prevented with a tiny amount of Botox on either side of the nose.
  • Neck Bands: If you have significant vertical bands on the front of your neck, the muscles creating these bands can be relaxed with Botox.
  • Clenching or Grinding of Teeth: Botox can be used to weaken the muscle that controls the grinding of the teeth.

Is it safe?

YES! We have been using Botox safely in patients with Cerebral Palsy and many other muscle contraction disorders for almost twenty years. The amounts used for cosmetic purposes, are often up to 20 times less than amounts used for pathological muscle contractions.

When should I start having Botox treatments?

This depends on genetics and how well you protect your skin from environmental damage. You can start Botox at just about any age, but most patients start in their late 20s to early 30s. The key is to start treatment before lines show up at rest. Even if you already have lines at rest, Botox will help smooth those lines out, and will keep them from getting deeper.

How many units do I need?

This depends on several factors:

  • How many areas an individual would like treated
  • Each area usually requires between 15-30 units for women and 30-40 units in men
  • Muscle mass in that area and amount of desired correction
  • Most patients fall between 30-70 units
  • Also note: Botox can be mixed differently from office to office. We use a concentrated solution of 50 units/mL (this allows more precise placement of the protein and less swelling).

When will I see results?

Results may appear in a few days but may take up to 2 weeks for the full effect.

What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?

Dysport is another manufacturer brand of botulism toxin.  It is like comparing Coke vs. Pepsi.  Xeomin is another brand that recently came on the market.

What should I do before I come in?

Please try to avoid products including Omega Fatty Acids (Fish Oil), Vitamin E, Flax Seed, NSAIDS (Aleve, Motrin, Advil), aspirin and red wine before and after your treatment.

What will happen during your appointment?

Our experienced Registered Nurse, Laura Carlsen, will discuss your expectations and what areas you are interested in having treated. She will spend as long as needed until you are comfortable before your treatment. Immediately before your procedure, the treatment area will be cleaned with alcohol. A very fine needle (the same used by diabetics for their daily insulin treatments) will be used to administer the Botox. Laura is very gentle, and almost all patients report minimal, if any, pain. The total treatment time is only about 10 minutes.

Colorado Skin and Vein is one of the leading Botox providers in Denver, CO, and we are always happy to meet with you to review your Botox needs. Please call 303.683.3235 to schedule an appointment or request a consultation, and someone will call you as soon as possible.

Dr. Verebelyi is a member of ASLMS, ABVLM, AAFP and Mensa

Dr. Verebelyi is a nationally recognized authority on laser surgery. He is board certified by both the American Board of Family Practice and The American Board of Venous & Lymphatic Medicine. Dr. Verebelyi helped create the Fundamentals of Laser Surgery course given by American Society of Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) where he has worked as both a director and instructor. He is a Fellow at the ASLMS, member of the American College of Phlebology and a member of Mensa.

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