Botox® injections in Elkton are used not only for therapeutic purposes, but for cosmetic ones too. Unlike other fillers, which are superficially injected just beneath the skin, Botox® is injected directly into the muscle. Because Botox® is made of a neurotoxin, it blocks signals between the muscle and the brain, ultimately preventing muscle contraction in a localized area. When the muscle relaxes, wrinkles smooth out and soften. Performed correctly, these injections only affect targeted muscles while still allowing for facial expression. Botox® can be used for any type of wrinkle that has not been caused by sun damage or stretching of the skin due to gravity. Results are usually best on expression lines, such as those around the eyes and forehead.
Did you know…
that 11 million women have undergone Botox®? In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that it is the most common cosmetic treatment requested in America, with numbers at an all-time high. More than a million treatments are performed every year, and it isn’t just the rich and famous indulging in the liquid facelift. People of all economic backgrounds get Botox® because of its affordability.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for Elkton Botox® treatments?
If you are between the ages of 18 and 65, consult with your plastic surgeon to find out if Botox® is right for you. The best candidates for cosmetic Botox® treatments are usually men and women bothered by facial lines and wrinkles – particularly those along the forehead and between the eyes. You should not get Botox® injections if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you suffer from any type of neurological disease.
What should I expect when getting Botox® in Elkton?
Botox® injections are in-office procedures performed in just a few minutes. Injections use a very fine needle, which is inserted into the facial muscles. There is very little discomfort during the injection, and anesthesia is necessary.
You will begin with an office visit with Dr. Scheiner to make sure you are a good candidate for the procedure. Once he approves for you to proceed with treatment, you may schedule an appointment with a Registered Nurse, who performs the injections.
Are there any special instructions I will need to follow after getting Botox®?
There is a minimal recovery period of approximately 48 hours after getting Botox®. During this time, you may experience bruising or headaches. Avoid rubbing your face in areas treated with Botox®, and do not lie down for the first few hours after the injections. Keep in mind that results from Botox® – though significant – usually begin to fade within 4 to 6 months. You’ll need to return for re-treatment periodically.