What is Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a purified protein injected into facial muscles to relax wrinkles around and between your eyes and your forehead. It is a protein derivative of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum which is specifically engineered for safety. Botox was originally FDA Approved in April 2002 to temporarily improve the appearance of of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyes (glabella lines) and recently obtained FDA Approval in 2014 for use in Crow’s Feet. It temporarily improves the appearance of crow’s feet and frown lines by sending out tiny chemical messengers which prevent contraction of overactive facial muscles to smooth your skin and help prevent future wrinkles from forming. Botox is also used cosmetically for hyperhidrosis for those with excessive armpit sweating.
What Areas Can Be Treated?
In our Las Vegas and Henderson office, we primarily use Botox to treat facial muscles that are particularly prone to wrinkles from overactive muscle contractions. If you look in a mirror, these areas will visibly wrinkle when you smile, frown, or appear concerned. Areas we treat include:
- Crow’s Feet (around the outside of the eyes)
- The 11’s (frown lines between the eyes)
- Forehead (the horizontal worry lines)
- Bunny lines (on the side of the nose)
- Eyebrows (slightly raises the outer corners)
- Armpits (prevents excessive sweating)
We only use Botox to treat areas with “dynamic wrinkles,” the wrinkles formed when you flex muscles in your face. Botox will not work on wrinkles that are present when your facial muscles are at rest (static wrinkles).
How Long Do Botox Treatments Last?
You will just begin to see results in about 2-3 days and at one week your Botox Cosmetic is only about 74% effective. You will continue to improve steadily and at two weeks you are essentially at maximal effect. Typically, Botox lasts 2½ to 4 months depending upon your individual metabolism, and hence we recommend you follow-up every 3-4 months to maintain optimal results.
Who Can Perform Botox Injections?
To date, the State of Nevada does not require that only a doctor or a supervised nurse can do Botox cosmetic injections. Consequently, it is critical make the selection of your Botox injector not only on the basis of the least cost, since this is the only way inexperienced or unqualified injectors may have to acquire new patients.
Why Choose Look Younger MD for Botox In Las Vegas / Henderson?
There are 700+ Botox Clinics in the State of Nevada, with the greatest concentration in the Greater Las Vegas area including Henderson, Summerlin, and Boulder City. Garry R. Lee, MD, is an Allergan (Botox & Juvederm), Galderma (Medicis Dysport & Restylane), Air-Tite (MicroCannula), and Eclipse Aesthetics MicroPen, PRP, and Skinfinity RF Physician & Nurse Instructor. In the most prestigious national competition for clinical excellence in cosmetic medicine amongst the top plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and aesthetic physicians in the country, Dr. Lee was presented with The Aesthetic Award for Best Facial Injectable Enhancement Physician in the USA in 2015.
In October 2015, he led the USA to take Second Place in the WORLD Competition for Best Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation at the Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine European Congress (AMEC) in Paris, France, among 31 of the Top Physicians from 5 Continents. He is also an Internationally Published Aesthetic Author & Speaker Specializing in Advanced Anti-Bruising and Anti-Swelling Cosmetic Injection Techniques and the Latest Non-Surgical Cosmetic Technology. He is also an Internationally Published Aesthetic Author & Speaker Specializing in Advanced Anti-Bruising and Anti-Swelling Cosmetic Injection Techniques and the Latest Non-Surgical Cosmetic Technology. Allergan, the Botox Cosmetic manufacturer, ranks Dr. Lee’s Botox Clinic a “Black Diamond” Practice, in the TOP 1% of all Allergan Clinics in the USA.
For more information about Las Vegas Botox treatments, call us at 702-938-0190.