Call us directly: (207)-899-0307

466 Ocean Ave, Portland, Maine 04103 View Location

Botox

HOW BOTOX® COSMETIC WORKS?botox1

When you smile, frown or make other facial expressions the muscles contract under the skin. The consistent movement of those muscles draws the skin together and causes it to become less elastic; this  results in frown lines and wrinkles. When Botox is injected into muscles it blocks nerve impulses from activating these muscles, so the skin above may appear relaxed.

There are however, two types of wrinkles, static and dynamic. Since static wrinkles are present with or without movement of the underlying muscles, they may or may not show improvement with botox injections. Dynamic wrinkles, on the other hand,  appear with muscle movement and improve with muscle relaxation, and the effects of Botox can be quite dramatic. In some cases, with repeated treatments, the wrinkle can actually disappear.

Dynamic wrinkles in the upper portion of the face respond well to BOTOX® and it is possible to raise and shape the eyebrows using botox injections. The process of using Botox to raise and shape the eyebrows is called a Chemical Brow Lift. This is what gives the pretty winged look similar to that of  many professional models and movie stars.

BOTOX® works only when it is injected and then absorbed into the muscle which is why it works so effectively around the eyes and forehead area. The treatments are quick and virtually painless and the entire procedure only takes about 10-15 minutes with no recovery time. There are very few side effects and you will be able to resume normal activities immediately following the injection procedure. The results may vary but most people see an improvement within three to five days. The effect usually lasts three to five months. Repeated treatments can lead to longer lasting effects.
There are a few things we do to give you the best possible result from BOTOX® along with the most comfortable experience.

  1. We use a much smaller sized needle to do the injections in comparison to the size most often used by other practitioners. The special small needles cost considerably more ($10 each vs. 30 cents each) but they reduce bruising and  cause much less discomfort to our patients.
  2. We concentrate the BOTOX® as much as possible to make the injections as small as possible. This reduces swelling, reduces bruising, and increases the comfort level.
  3. We keep a record of the exact amount and the precise location of each injection of BOTOX®. If you love the result, we can reproduce the result. If there is a problem with the result, we can adjust the position and amount of BOTOX® we use to give you a better result on your follow up treatments.
  4. Your injections will always be performed by a physician.
  5. We will teach you what to do and what not to do after your injection to get the best possible result. This includes pointers regarding sun exposure, lotions or other procedures you might be considering in the future.
  6. In short, we will do everything we can to make sure you are satisfied with your Botox results and with the experience of having us performing your Botox injections!

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to minimize the severe frown lines between the eyebrows and improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. If you are ready to enhance your health and appearance by considering a botox treatment and you are interested in understanding botox and the benefits of botox injections than it’s time to schedule a consultation visit.