What Does Botox Do?

BOTOX Cosmetic is the world’s best-known anti-aging treatment because it’s so effective. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Landis helps his patients minimize the signs of aging affecting their self-confidence. Thanks to this incredible cosmetic injectable, he can address multiple concerns in one quick, in-office appointment.

BOTOX is a neuromodulator. It works by relaxing facial muscles responsible for making expressions like squinting, smiling, and frowning, which cause dynamic wrinkles. Once injected, it blocks the nerve signals that make these muscles contract.

The injectable effectively smooths wrinkles for temporary benefits. As needed, you can schedule injections every three to four months to maintain a relaxed complexion in the targeted areas. Because BOTOX treatment is so convenient, it’s ideal for busy people who are always on the go. You can resume your daily activities directly after your appointment.

What Does BOTOX Treat?

BOTOX is an FDA-approved anti-aging injectable to treat facial cosmetic concerns like forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet. In addition, it can successfully serve medical purposes like alleviating TMJ pain, migraines, excessive sweating, cervical dystonia, and lazy eye.

Cosmetic concerns Dr. Landis uses BOTOX to treat include:
Vertical lip lines
Forehead lines
Frown lines
Chin dimpling
Crow’s feet

When Will I See My Results?

It can take up to a week to start seeing results from BOTOX, so if you’re getting this treatment ahead of a long-awaited event like a wedding or class reunion, you should plan accordingly.

Your appearance will continue improving in the weeks following your treatment as your expression muscles relax and your facial skin adjusts. In addition, you will notice your skin is softer and smoother after muscle movements diminish throughout the day.

What Can I Expect?

When you choose BOTOX for facial rejuvenation, expect your results to last an average of three to four months. Gradually, you will notice your dynamic wrinkles returning, alerting you to the need to schedule a touch-up visit.

Some patients who consistently follow maintenance schedules can enjoy results for up to six to eight months. During your consultation, we will prepare you for realistic expectations.

What Happens During My BOTOX Treatment?

When you arrive at our office, we’ll ensure you are comfortable before administering your injections. We start by gently cleaning your skin. Then, we’ll apply a topical anesthetic if necessary to ensure you won’t experience pain or discomfort during your appointment. Finally, we will administer BOTOX into targeted areas using small, fine needles. After a few doses, you’ll be on your way to smooth skin.

BOTOX in the Greater Minneapolis/St. Paul Area

If you have dynamic facial lines and wrinkles on your forehead, around your eyes and eyebrows, or surrounding your mouth and chin, Dr. Landis can help. Contact us to learn about your options for treating expression lines, wrinkles, and creases by calling (952) 562-5940 or scheduling a consultation at our Plymouth, MN, plastic surgery office.

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