Made of a protein derived from botulinum toxin A, BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes the targeted muscles and is FDA approved for treating fine lines and wrinkles, deep lines on the forehead, frown lines and furrows between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic typically takes four to seven days for the onset to be noticeable, and the results usually last between three and six months.
In addition to cosmetic facial rejuvenation, BOTOX® is also an FDA-approved treatment for chronic migraine headaches.
XEOMIN® and Dysport® are other neurotoxins that are available. Dr. Larson does not favor these fillers because the results don’t last as long for the patient.
Q. Will injectable treatment hurt?
A. Most formulas are FDA approved to be mixed with an anesthetic to reduce any potential discomfort. The skin is treated with a topical anesthetic ointment, or injected with an anesthetic for patient comfort.
Q. How long is recovery after treatment?
A. No downtime is required after injectable treatment. However, some swelling, redness, and tenderness may be present immediately after treatment and, depending on the type of injectable, may persist for a few days.
Q. How much do injectables cost?
A. The price of each injectable varies depending on the formula, the number of areas treated, and the amount of correction needed. You may call Dr. Larson’s office for pricing.