Are you looking for a way to look and feel younger? Botox® injections offer a non-surgical solution. Relaxing the muscle movement responsible for wrinkles, they can reduce frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines while also providing impressive anti-aging benefits that have been proven to last!
At The Larrabee Center in Seattle and Kirkland, Washington, our experienced physicians and aesthetic injectIon specialists are dedicated to helping you achieve your most beautiful self!
What is Botox®?
Every time you laugh, frown and smile, facial muscles contract. Years of making these expressions can create wrinkles that etch onto the face – causing a more aged look than desired.
But with Botox® Cosmetic, those muscular contractions are prevented from ever happening! This neuromodulator blocks signals to nerves sent by the brain so they never reach their target destination. This relaxes your muscles, allowing for a smoother and younger look.
How does Botox® work?
Make the clock turn back in just a few minutes with Botox®! This anti-aging treatment is incredibly popular because of its impressive ability to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. By temporarily blocking neurotransmitters in facial muscles, this revolutionary procedure prevents deep creases from forming – perfect for those looking to restore their natural beauty without invasive surgery.
Benefits of Botox®
Botox® in Seattle and Kirkland provides an easy way to bring out your best self, allowing you to exhibit your finest features and the freedom of natural expression. Not only is it fast and minimally invasive, but cost-effective, providing aesthetic and therapeutic benefits – from neck spasm relief to preventing chronic migraines!
What areas can Botox® Treat?
Botox® can effectively treat many facial cosmetic conditions including Frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, bunny lines or lines across the bridge of your nose, minor vertical lip creases around the mouth, uneven brows, and gummy smiles. Botox® can also relax the muscles on the corners of the mouth that have become downturned and upturn them for a more friendly appearance.
How does the procedure feel? When will results show?
Most patients compare it to a quick pinch or sting. A trained medical professional will use a fine needle to inject the Botox® into the targeted area. The sensation is quick and only lasts a moment. As for when you’ll see results, it varies. Some notice a difference within a few days, while others may need to wait up to a week. Full results typically take about two weeks to become apparent.
Why should I choose Botox®
If you’re looking for a safe, effective way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles without any invasive surgical procedures and minimal downtime, Botox® is an excellent option. One of its many advantages? Over 25 million people around the globe have experienced remarkable results with this popular minimally invasive treatment within just one year!
At Larrabee Center in Seattle & Kirkland, our expert providers are knowledgeable and certified in using FDA-approved Botox®, so you can trust that your skin will be left smooth and refreshed after treatments like no other!
What to expect before a Botox® procedure
Before your Botox® procedure, steer clear of alcohol, anti-inflammatories (such as Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, or Aleve), aspirin, and Vitamin E for up to a week before treatment. Doing so can reduce any risk of bruising or swelling post-treatment.
What to expect during a Botox® procedure
During the procedure, a small amount of the Botox® is injected into the targeted areas with a very tiny needle by a skilled, certified injector. The process takes only a few minutes and is relatively painless.
What to expect after a Botox® procedure
After receiving treatment, you may experience some mild bruising that will quickly subside. It is not advisable to massage the treatment area. Within days, results should be visible, allowing patients to enjoy long-lasting effects for up to 6 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a good candidate for Botox®?
Those with moderate facial wrinkles, such as crow’s feet and frown lines, and who want to obtain a more youthful appearance are good candidates for Botox® injections.
How long do results last?
Botox® is an effective neuromodulator that can reduce wrinkles for up to six months. Everyone absorbs the product differently, so repeat treatments may be necessary in order to achieve lasting results. With repetitive treatments, the muscles around targeted areas may gradually become more relaxed between sessions.
How much does Botox® cost?
The cost varies depending on the area treated and the number of treatments needed.
Is the procedure painful?
Botox® injections provide a quick, comfortable experience with impressive results. Our skilled and certified injectors will ensure a virtually pain-free session.
What are the potential risks and side effects of Botox®?
Botox® injections in Seattle and Kirkland are a noninvasive, non-surgical option with minimal risks. Most commonly experienced post-treatment side effects, such as redness or bruising, typically dissipate within a few hours.
Taking extra precautions for 12 hours after treatment is recommended to avoid unintended side effects, such as drooping eyelids, due to product migration into an unintended muscle group.
How many sessions will I need?
The sessions needed vary depending on the area being treated and how extensive the treatment is.
Is there any downtime after my Botox® treatment?
Botox® injections provide an efficient and quick beauty fix, with no downtime. You may resume regular activities immediately after treatment.
Are the results of Botox® permanent?
Botox® has long been the go-to solution for wrinkles, offering temporary but tangible results lasting four to six months.
Can I get other injections in the same area?
Combining non-surgical treatments at the Larrabee Center can make the best use of your time. You could have a CoolSculpting session together with Botox® injections to reduce wrinkles, or laser hair removal and Botox® for an improved complexion.
Kybella® is ideal if you want to address double chin concerns while Botox® works well on areas like 11’s between eyebrows. Dermal fillers such as Juvéderm®, Restylane®, etc., are also safe in combination when injected during the same session!
Is Botox® FDA-Approved?
With FDA approval backing it up, you can trust that this safe cosmetic procedure will provide beautiful results without any prolonged downtime or serious side effects.