Botox® is a quick, easy way to reduce wrinkles and give you a smoother, more youthful-looking complexion. It works wonders for a variety of skin problems and is one of the most popular procedures offered at Northpoint Aesthetics. Dr. Jillian Ciocchetti offers Botox treatments to help her patients who want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and much more. Call or book your consultation with Dr. Ciocchetti online to visit the Northglenn, Colorado office.
Botox is the brand name of the toxin created by a bacterium called clostridium botulinum.
When injected in small diluted amounts directly into specific muscles, it causes a controlled weakening by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. When the muscle can no longer contract, the wrinkles relax.
Botox has even been known to treat ailments like uncontrolled blinking, or blepharospasm, and lazy eye, or strabismus. The primary cosmetic purpose for Botox treatments is to reduce the appearance of facial creases and wrinkles. It’s especially useful for treating even severe frown lines between the eyebrows, also known as the glabellar lines.
It’s a quick procedure that only takes a few minutes without anesthesia. Dr. Ciocchetti injects the Botox solution with a fine needle. You might experience a mild discomfort during your procedure, but most people don’t notice any discomfort at all.
You should avoid alcohol for a couple of days, and aspirin for a couple of weeks before your procedure to reduce any bruising.
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you’re not a good candidate for Botox. If you have a neurological disease, you also shouldn’t use Botox.
While most adults are good candidates for Botox, Dr. Ciocchetti will give you a comprehensive consultation to help you to decide the best course of action for you.
It can take three to seven days for you to witness the full effects of your Botox® treatment. The effects can last up to four months. As your muscle function returns over time, the lines and wrinkles can begin to come back, and you might need more treatments to maintain your smooth complexion.
Following your treatment, you might experience mild headaches and bruising, but this resolves within the first 24 to 48 hours.
Be careful not to rub the treated area for at least 12 hours since the Botox can move around and, while rare, result in a drooping eyelid.
It’s entirely safe, FDA-approved, and has been proven successful for many years. While they can reappear, the wrinkles and lines don’t come back as prominent as before, so the Botox can have long-lasting, even permanent effects.
Book online or call the Northpoint Aesthetics team to learn about Botox and how the treatments can benefit you.
A: The charge for Botox is $12 per unit.
A: 25 Units of Botox for $250
Bring a friend, and get an additional 5 units each, for free