About Botox® Cosmetic
Improve and soften the look of moderate to severe wrinkles.
Male and female clients, alike, are turning to Botox® Cosmetic to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines without changing the appearance of their face. Prescription Botox® Cosmetic injections reduce muscle activity to temporarily prevent the contraction of the muscles that cause facial lines. Untreated muscles still operate normally, so your overall ability to form facial expressions remains intact—you see natural looking results that last up to four months! Botox can also be used to create an eyebrow lift and fix “gummy smiles” so your smile shows less gum line.
Botox® Cosmetic Treatments Create Smoother, Younger-Looking Skin
Over time, the muscles above and between the eyebrows repeatedly contract and tighten, causing wrinkles. But with just 1 injection into each of 5 points between and over the eyebrows, Botox blocks the signal from the nerve to the muscles, leading to a reduction in muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines. Treatments generally take just 10 to 20 minutes, although treatment times can vary from person to person.
6 Things to Expect with a Botox® Cosmetic Treatment
1. Real, noticeable results—you may begin to notice results within 48 hours for treatment of moderate to severe frown lines. Results may vary.
2. Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch.
3. The actual injection time takes ≈ 10 minutes.
4. You’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable frown lines and crow’s feet.
5. You can return to your daily routine.
6. Cost Considerations:
Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of Dr. Rachel, who is a licensed physician administering your treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment.
Be wary of discount products or “cheap” BOTOX® Cosmetic—if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
The Stats on Botox® Cosmetic and Millennials*
It's not the age that determines when Botox® Cosmetic is right, it's the severity of the lines.
*The following statistics are based on the results of 1,033 online interviews conducted by Cosmopolitan Magazine and Female Quotient March 3-6, 2017 among women aged 18-36.
From 2011 to 2015, there has been a 43% increase in Botox® Cosmetic and these types of treatments among millennials
54% mentioned the minimum downtime as something that interests them
54% consider it a "no surgery" option
47% are scared "it will look like I've had work done." However, a conservative approach (in keeping with Dr. Rachel's aesthetic philosophy) minimizes the chances anyone will think you've had any work done and instead look well-rested!
Just 43% worry that Botox® Cosmetic will hurt. Dr. Rachel's team applies a topical numbing cream prior to treatment.
58% wonder about possible side effects, which are quite minimal especially with a small, preventative quantity.
59% are concerned that it might be expensive. Contempo Aesthetics participates in Brilliant Distinctions and extends available promotions to patients, including our Botox Membership!
Possible Side Effects of Botox® Cosmetic
The most common side effects from neuromodulators such as Botox — although rare — may include nose and throat irritation, headache, injection site pain, injection site skin reaction, upper respiratory tract infection, eyelid swelling, eyelid drooping, sinus inflammation, or nausea.
Move toward a natural look.
Wrinkles aren’t your style and the “frozen look” isn’t either. For adults who want a natural look, there’s Dysport, a prescription injection proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face. Untreated muscles still work normally, so you can continue to express feelings naturally. It’s the lines that are minimized, not your expressions.
How does Dysport work?
One injection. Five points.
Dysport treats moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows by reducing specific muscle activity. Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions, which means they can even develop in younger adults. One injection into each of 5 points between and above the eyebrows temporarily prevents muscle contractions that cause frown lines, leaving the rest of your face to move naturally. In other words, no frozen look, just natural-looking results. You can control your look instead of your look controlling you.
How long does Dysport last?
Forget frown lines between the eyebrows for up to 4 months.
You’ve got better things to do than think about what your frown lines look like. The majority of users‖ see improvement in just 2–3 days after treatment. Dysport may help improve the look of your frown lines between the eyebrows for up to 4 months. Results of repeat treatments may be comparable to your first use. Another plus? There is minimal downtime after your treatment, which means you can get back to your day faster.
Who should use Dysport?
Frown lines between your eyebrows got you down?
Stand up to those lines with Dysport. If you’re under 65 and seeking treatment to improve the look of wrinkles between your eyebrows, ask your specialist if Dysport is right for you. But before you begin, read below to help you make the safest, most informed decision.
Pricing for Botox & Dysport:
forehead, crows feet, glabella priced per area beginning at $240
masseters price typically ranges $480 to $600