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BOTOX® Cosmetic

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Your facial expressions identify your feelings, but over time, those same facial expressions may leave behind unwanted lines and wrinkles. Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jerold Olson and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Katherine Orlick offer BOTOX Cosmetic treatments in Tucson, AZ to help women and men, who visit from Sierra Vista, Casas Adobes, Green Valley, and other nearby communities, look younger and more refreshed. Patients choose Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery for these simple treatments because our highly trained and experienced practitioners possess detailed knowledge of the face and skin.

To visit us in Tucson for BOTOX Cosmetic treatments, request a consultation online or call (520) 731-1110. Dr. Olson, Dr. Orlick, and their team are skilled injectors, helping to ensure that you get just the results you're looking for.

Choosing BOTOX

Over time, repeated contractions of facial muscles during smiling, squinting, frowning and other natural expressions cause "dynamic wrinkles" to form. The active ingredient in BOTOX Cosmetic, called botulinum toxin, causes treated facial muscles to relax, enabling the skin to smooth out for a more youthful appearance. These popular treatments provide effective facial rejuvenation by softening dynamic wrinkles such as:

  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Crow's feet around the outer corners of the eyes
  • Vertical lines between the eyebrows

Before you are treated, you will receive a thorough examination of your facial wrinkles. The treatments take only minutes and results will begin to appear after just a few days. BOTOX may be used on its own or in conjunction with other skin refreshing treatments.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do the injections compare with other skin rejuvenation procedures?

BOTOX Cosmetic treats lines and wrinkles caused by repeated facial muscle movement. Other types of wrinkles, particularly those on the mid to lower face, are often treated with dermal fillers or fat transfer. Other wrinkle treatment options include microdermabrasion, fractional CO2 laser treatments, and IPL Photofacials. To treat more advanced wrinkling and sagging skin, your doctor may recommend a facelift.

How long will my results last?

BOTOX Cosmetic results typically last 3 to 5 months before a touch-up treatment is necessary. Duration of results depends on the location of the muscles, individual variation and extent of treatment. Patients who return for regular touch-up treatments can maintain their improvements.

Are the injections painful?

Choosing Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery helps to ensure that you'll be comfortable during and after treatment. The injections take only minutes to perform and there is no downtime. During the procedure, you may experience a slight pinch at the injection location or no discomfort at all. A topical anesthetic is available to minimize discomfort. You can return to daily activities right away and enjoy a renewed sense of youthfulness that lasts for months to come.

Am I too young for BOTOX?

There is no specific age when it is best to start getting these injections. Women and men concerned about forehead wrinkles and worry lines often turn to the product in their mid- to late 20s as a preventive measure. It remains an effective treatment for most people through their 50s, but it's less effective for patients whose wrinkles are caused by skin that has lost much of its elasticity, which is common later in life.

Will my face still be expressive?

Yes, people will still be able to tell when you are happy, sad, or worried by looking at your face. One of the concerns people considering BOTOX injections frequently have is that their faces won't communicate their emotions. That "frozen" appearance is often the result of injectors who don't have adequate training or experience in the injection, which requires precision to get the results patients desire. That's why it's important to choose experienced, certified specialists who aim for subtle, natural-looking results.

What do the injections cost?

As with virtually all cosmetic procedures, the cost of BOTOX depends on multiple factors. Those include your region, the training and experience of the injector, and the number of areas you want treated. BOTOX is usually priced either per unit or by the area being treated, such as between the eyes. The cost ranges in Arizona from about $300 to $500 per treatment, which is pretty close to the national average.

Is the product used for anything besides wrinkles?

BOTOX is best known for its success reducing wrinkles, but it is actually approved by the FDA for a number of other uses. BOTOX, for example, is a treatment for migraine headaches, excessive underarm sweating, and urinary incontinence. Before it became an anti-aging treatment, BOTOX was first used to treat crossed eyes and eyelid spasms.

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Dr. Jerold Olson is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist.

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