BOTOX® Cosmetic has been around for a while now, with millions of people having used it. If you are thinking about trying it for the first time, we encourage you to call our Facial Aesthetics team in Denver to book an appointment with one of our experienced Nurse Injectors: 303-377-2868.
BOTOX Myths: Can You Tell the Facts from Fiction?
MYTH: There's no such thing as being too young for BOTOX Cosmetic. For cosmetic purposes, BOTOX® is strictly for adults. A young person under 18 should not be seeking out this injectable. It's simply too early.
Your 20's, on the other hand, may or may not be a good time to get BOTOX®. It's true that it can be used preventively – to soften lines before they get a chance to become deeply etched in your skin. The fact is, whether you are in your 20's or older, a one-on-one consultation with one of our experienced Nurse Injectors is the first step. After examining your face and discussing your goals with you, we can help you decide if the time is right for this wrinkle-relaxing injectable.
MYTH: BOTOX Cosmetic is only effective between the eyebrows. While it's been FDA-approved to treat the "glabellar" lines – the vertical lines between the eyebrows – BOTOX® Cosmetic is also used to soften crow's feet and forehead lines.
MYTH: BOTOX Cosmetic results don't look good on men. BOTOX® Cosmetic was the number one cosmetic treatment among men in 2016, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, up 4% from 2015. Like women, men want to look young and rejuvenated. It's beneficial in the social realm and in competitive career fields. Aesthetic practices expect the number of male BOTOX® patients to continue to rise in the coming years.
Will It Really Get Rid of the 11s between my Eyes?
Yes! BOTOX® Cosmetic is well-suited for softening vertical lines between your eyebrows, called glabellar lines or frown lines. These lines can be alarming once you first notice them, usually appearing in your late 20's or 30's. They can make you look tired, frustrated and older than you feel. And unfortunately, they tend to deepen as the years pass. BOTOX® not only softens and smoothes out these lines, it also prevents them from worsening.
How Many Units Will It Take, and How Much Will They Cost?
The number of units and the cost per unit are highly variable factors. We must first assess the treatment area to see how many units will be needed. We ask that you to call us and get updated prices as well as information about any current specials.
What are the Injections Actually Like?
Each person describes it a little differently, but just about everyone tolerates the injections well. We can provide a numbing agent if you are especially sensitive. When injected, you may feel a mild pinch or poke, but most people feel minimal pain. The process is completed quickly and you'll be able to get back to your day.
Is it Actually Downtime-Free?
Yes, most people do not feel the need to stay home from work or cancel plans on their appointment day. It is possible to see slight bruising and/or redness after the injections. Women are typically able to conceal any bruising or redness with cosmetics.
Exercise, bending and lying down will need to be avoided for at least 4 hours, preferably the rest of the day. During this time, the BOTOX® does have the potential to become displaced. Give it time to settle into the muscle correctly.
What Do I Do Next?
Contact us! We're happy to schedule a consultation for you at our Denver or Greenwood Village office. During a one-on-one consultation, we can determine if BOTOX® is right for you. Our experienced team of Aesthetic Nurse Injectors are able to answer any questions that you may have during your appointment, and will also explain the process step-by-step so that you will know what kind of results to expect.
Contact us by completing the form on this page, or give us a call at 303-377-2868.