Botox Cosmetic

Doctors have been using Botox® for years to successfully treat wrinkles and facial creases including moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet.

Botox® injections are very small and done with a tiny needle that usually does not cause discomfort. There is often a pressure sensation and small bump immediately following the injection.  This is a result of the small volume of Botox® that is injected.  This goes away very quickly (minutes) and patients can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure.

When will I notice the difference and how long will it last?
Botox® treatment takes three to eight days to take full effect which sometimes can be hastened by contracting the facial muscles. The results usually last from 3 to 5 months.  The effects of Botox® Cosmetic are confined to the treatment sites.

What happens as treatment begins to wear off?
As the Botox® treatment wears off, the wrinkles will begin to reappear but frequently they may not be as deep or noticeable. It requires three to four Botox injections to maintain the smooth, youthful appearance year round. With repeated treatments, the effects tend to last longer thus requiring fewer injections.

Is there any downtime?
No. Most people return to work or normal activities immediately following treatment. It is recommended however, that you avoid exercise, heavy lifting and massaging the injected area for a few days afterwards.

What about BOTOX® for migraine help?
Botox® has been found to give relief to Migraine sufferers.  However, therapeutic Botox is administered at much higher doses and administered by neurologists or other specialists.  Sunset Medspa does not provide therapeutic Botox® treatments.

Excessive Sweating
Botox® injections interrupt the signal from the nerve to the sweat gland to reduce the sweating in the area that is affected. The injection is done with a very fine needle for the underarms with substantial decrease in amount of sweating in the area that was treated.