The onset of forehead wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet are a common problem for men and women as they age. These lines and wrinkles can make you appear tired and even angry or upset. At Kensington Medical Clinic, one way we treat these problem areas is with Botox, which is a quick and virtually painless treatment by a trained medical doctor that can help you to look rested and rejuvenated. Continue reading below to learn more about Botox injections, and how the treatment can improve your look
It is a product used to reduce or get rid of wrinkles. Small amounts of it are injected into specific muscles in the face. This relaxes the muscles, which smoothes wrinkles. Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are some common forms of botulinum toxin.
People with dynamic wrinkles (that are seen when muscles contract to make expressions) have the most improvement with treatment. People with static wrinkles (that are seen when the face is relaxed) also have improvement, but the results are slower.
It can take anywhere between two days and two weeks to see the botulinum toxin’s full effects.
Results last three to four months. The next botulinum toxin treatment is recommended when the muscles in the treated area start to contract again.
You should not take aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen for two weeks before treatment to help prevent bruising. Be sure to tell your doctor about any herbs or dietary supplements you are taking, because these may also increase the risk of bruising.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not get treatment. If you have a disease of the nerves or muscles, you also may not want to get treatment; your doctor can evaluate you to see if you are a candidate.
At Kensington Medical Clinic, we take great care to make Botox injections painless for our patients. When the injection begins, you may feel a slight stinging sensation, but it will quickly subside.
Botox has an excellent safety profile. It has been used by neurologists and ophthalmologists for nearly two decades to correct facial tics and to relax the eye muscles responsible for the condition known as lazy eye. These types of procedures require several times more Botox than what Dr. Alka Kurra at Kensington Medical Clinic uses to treat facial wrinkles and have not produced any toxic effects to patients.
Side effects are rare but can include drooping of the upper eyelid or eyebrow. These symptoms go away on their own or can be improved with medicated eye drops or botulinum toxin injection in nearby muscles. Some bruising and swelling can also occur. Ice may be applied for 10 to 15 minutes every few hours until bruises go away.
Do not lie down for four hours right after treatment. On the day you receive treatment, do not massage or apply heat to the treated areas, and do not do activities that cause flushing (for example, drink alcohol, exercise heavily, or sit in a hot tub).
The cost of the treatment depends on the treatment and the areas being treated. The price per unit is $10. An average treatment cost is normally between $300 to $500 dollars. However, a more accurate estimation of costs will be provided during the appointment.
Book an appointment with Dr. Alka Kurra – a medical doctor trained in cosmetic Botox injections by contacting us at Kensingtonmedicalclinic@gmail.com