Among Dr. Wade’s most popular treatments, Botox® Cosmetic is an effective and proven method that can be used cosmetically to temporarily treat fine lines and wrinkles. Targeting crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines, we can refresh a tired appearance and smooth away the effects of stress.
Pricing for all treatments of Botox® will be decided in the consultation stage. Pricing will vary person to person based on individual needs, wants, and facial structure.
Botox® Cosmetic - $10/unit
How it Works
Botox® is a purified protein that is produced in a similar method to penicillin. The protein is injected with a fine needle into carefully selected muscles of the face where it then blocks a chemical released between the nerves and their related muscles. With the muscles no longer contracting, the overlying skin becomes flat, creating a refreshed and natural appearance.
Many patients are concerned that they will appear “unnatural” or “overdone”. With the right provider, this should not happen! Dr. Wade will carefully study your facial expressions to learn how your muscles move. She will then carefully select muscles to be treated with the most appropriate dose to ensure a natural, relaxed, and refreshed appearance. The goal is to enhance your beauty, not change your look. No one except you will know, and you will simply be told that you look rested and relaxed. What a great compliment!
The results are not immediate. After Botox® injections the effect starts gradually over the next few days. The full cosmetic benefits are typically experienced 10-14 days after treatment. Results last 4 months on average before fading. With each treatment, wrinkles appear less severe as the muscles are trained to remain relaxed. Dr. Wade recommends that the initial treatments be done every 3-4 months for 3 treatments, and after that only when movement of the targeted muscles return. The results of Botox® treatment can vary from patient to patient, however most patients find the procedure quick and simple with brilliant results.
Patients receiving a Botox® treatment require no recovery time. The procedure is completed in minutes, and patients can resume normal daily activities immediately. Some minor bruising can sometimes occur. With a good injector, Botox® is safe and side effects are typically very mild and short term. The risk for more serious side effects, although very rare, will be discussed during your consult.
What Can I Expect
Treatments last anywhere from 10-20 minutes, with most patients reporting minimal discomfort. There may be minor redness or bruising after a treatment. You can expect to see the full results in 10-14 days, with the full effect lasting anywhere from 3-6 months.