Serving the St. George, Utah Area
BOTOX® Cosmetic has become the choice of many of our patients in St. George, Utah as a solution to facial skin aging. Aging and stress are few of the factors that can take away your youthful glow. You can turn back the clock and regain your youthful appearance here at Riverside Medical Arts by receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. We only provide the highest quality care for all of our patients.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are derived from the botulinum toxin, a substance that has the ability to temporarily paralyze or reduce muscle activity. Today, the injections are primarily delivered to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles, fine lines, and creases in the face. Moreover, it is used as a treatment for excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis, as well as for neck spasms and chronic migraine.
What does BOTOX® Cosmetic treat?
Botulinum toxin injections work by blocking certain chemical signals from the nerves that cause the muscles to contract. Because of this, the treatment is able to temporarily relax the underlying facial muscles that cause wrinkles and creases.
- Crow’s feet, or the lines found at the corners of the eyes
- Frown lines found between the eyebrows
- Forehead lines or furrows that form when raising the eyebrows
- Lip lines, neck bands, platysmal chording of the neck, slims hypertrophied masseter muscles, turns corners of the mouth up, reduces bunny lines on the nose.
How do I prepare for my BOTOX® Cosmetic appointment?
You may have to undergo an initial consultation with one of our providers here at Riverside Medical Arts. During this time, your provider may ask you about any medications you are currently taking. You may have to stop taking some of these medications, such as blood thinners, several days before your BOTOX® Cosmetic session to minimize the risk for bruising and bleeding.
What happens during my BOTOX® Cosmetic appointment?
Your skin will be cleaned, then iced. Before photos may be taken. Your provider will deliver tiny amounts of botulinum toxin directly into the skin or facial muscle using a thin needle. The number of injections administered will depend upon the extent of the area you wish to be treated and the extent of muscle activity.
What are the results of a BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure?
After your treatment session, our patients are usually advised to return to their normal activities immediately aside from working out aggressively the day of the treatment. However, they are advised to take extra caution not to rub the treated areas since this can displace the toxin to other areas of the face unintentionally. We usually tell patients not to lie down for 3-4 hours.
The results gradually become noticeable a few days after the treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic effects usually last 3 to 6 months. Follow-up injections may be needed in order to maintain results.