Have Your Botox Treatment Handled By A Board Certified Doctor
Larger active facial wrinkles are best controlled with Botox injections. It is the most commonly performed aesthetic procedure. Of all cosmetic procedures, it has the best safety record. Over 4 million treatments are done annually (not all by me :).
When facial muscles contract too powerfully, the skin folds into wrinkles. Repetitive bending causes permanent creases at rest. This tends to make you appear angry or older and less relaxed. In addition, the balance of upward and downward pulling facial muscles is upset, creating drooping and frowning.
Skillful Botox administration can lift drooping facial areas and create a relaxed, more youthful appearance. Botox diffuses less than competing agents so it is safer and requires more accuracy when injected. Common areas of treatment are the vertical creases between the brows, horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, downturned lips, lip pucker lines, neck bands and nasal wrinkles.
How Does Botox Work?
It works by preventing the release of neurotransmitter acetylcholine to the muscle, temporarily interfering with the ability of muscle to contract. The effect takes about one to two weeks to fully develop, once the remaining neurotransmitter in the neuromuscular gap washes out. Gradually in three to four months new neurotransmitter is released to allow the muscle to resume contraction.
The most common complaint about Botox Phoenix residents have is that it doesn’t look natural. The most common reasons are excessive volume or improper placement of the injections. That is why at Arizona Vein Specialists you will have a Board Certified Physician administering your procedure.
How Much Does Botox Treatment Cost?
The amount of Botox necessary for proper effect varies, depending on the individual facial anatomy and muscle size and strength. Some people have antibodies to Botox requiring larger amounts. Also, the precision of administration and the degree of muscle immobilization desired are significant factors. So, to estimate cost without examining you and understanding the effect you want to achieve is premature. This is why we offer a complimentary consultation. Please fill out the following form or give us a call at (480) 945-0910.