Beginner’s Guide to BOTOX® Cosmetic
Posted July 31, 2017 in BOTOX® Cosmetic
When it comes to BOTOX® Cosmetic, first-time recipients typically have a lot of questions. Dr. Hochstein and his “BOTOX® Master” physician’s assistant, Jenya Titova, recently offered some invaluable insights for beginner BOTOX® Cosmetic users in an article for NICHE magazine™. Here are some of the highlights from the article along with additional input from them.
1. Does BOTOX® Cosmetic hurt?
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections feel like a small prick. Every patient reacts differently based on the injection site, skin tone, and skin texture. Some swelling and bruising are possible afterward.
2. What results can I expect?
Some patients may need multiple injections to achieve their desired results. The results last an average of two to six months. Deeper wrinkles like frown lines may need regular injections every four months.
3. Can I achieve smooth, unfrozen, and natural-looking results?
A trained professional knows the intricacies of administering BOTOX® Cosmetic to smooth out wrinkles without compromising your ability to make facial expressions. Patients should remember “less is more” and begin with a modest amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic, then gradually increase the amount if necessary. Dr. Hochstein can customize the procedure to achieve the patient’s goals, whether it be creating more movement in certain areas or a higher eyebrow arch, with proper placement of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.
4. Why get BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Every patient should know why they want treatment. Is it for wrinkle prevention or wrinkle treatment, or are you trying to achieve an unattainable ideal and a flawless complexion? Realistic expectations are critical to your happiness and well-being. While women often undergo treatments to rejuvenate their appearance, many men have realized the benefits of the youthful, competitive edge that BOTOX® Cosmetic can provide. Whether to help them have more confidence in the workplace or in the dating world, more men are opting for this treatment that some have termed “BROTOX.”
5. How much will it cost?
Doctors may charge based on region, the amount used, or prestige, so do your research beforehand. The average cost is $300 to $900, but it can be much higher with surgeons who treat socialites or celebrities.
6. Where can I receive BOTOX® Cosmetic injections?
BOTOX® Cosmetic mainly treats forehead wrinkles, the glabella region, and crow’s feet. It can also be used for some lower face and neck issues, “bunny lines” around the nose, and even chin wrinkling or dimpling. Additionally, it can treat excessive armpit sweating.
7. Is BOTOX® Cosmetic a good alternative to a facelift?
BOTOX® Cosmetic should not be considered a facelift alternative. However, it is a good wrinkle preventative treatment that can be started even in your 20s to help you age gracefully.
If you are interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments, work with a licensed professional to ensure that you have a safe treatment with reliable results. Dr. Leonard Hochstein has been a board-certified plastic surgeon for over 20 years. His physician’s assistant, Jenya Titova, is the “BOTOX® Master” of the Hochstein MedSpa. Jenya and Dr. Hochstein would be pleased to answer any questions that you have about BOTOX® Cosmetic or other anti-aging treatments. To learn more, please call (305) 931-3338 or contact us online today.