Botox® is an innovative treatment option that treats fine lines and wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause them. Dr. Elizabeth Piantanida of Skin MD Colorado has 14 years of experience with Botox treatment, and she knows how to administer this treatment safely and effectively. To make an appointment for Botox or to learn more, contact the office in Colorado Springs, Colorado, today. Online scheduling is available.
Botox improves your overall appearance by making fine lines, wrinkles, and folds in your skin less obvious. This treatment can be effective on some of your most frustrating wrinkles, including crow’s feet and the frown lines on your brow.
Botox contains a small amount of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein. When Dr. Piantanida injects this protein into your skin, it reduces muscle activity in the area. When these muscles relax, your wrinkles and lines aren’t as noticeable.
During the injection, you may feel a slight pinch, but most patients are able to tolerate the procedure well and don’t report much pain. If you’re worried about pain during Botox treatment, Dr. Piantanida may be able to use a topical anesthetic to keep you more comfortable.
After Botox treatment, the results usually appear in 24-48 hours. For most patients, these results last for up to four months. When fine lines and wrinkles return, you can have another Botox treatment if desired.
The risks and side effects associated with Botox treatment are minimal. In about 3% of cases, patients notice drooping of their eyelids. In about 1% of cases, eyelid swelling occurs. Some of the other possible side effects of treatment with Botox include:
Very rarely, allergic reactions to Botox may occur. Dr. Piantanida explains all of these possibilities in detail before you have your procedure.
Botox is an ideal treatment option for patients who want to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without surgery. Botox isn’t the best option for patients who want more dramatic results.
The cost of your Botox procedure depends on the extent of your treatment. Because the treatment is considered cosmetic, it’s unlikely to be covered by your health insurance. Payment plans may be available at Skin MD Colorado.
*Individual results may vary.