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Botox Treatment in Phoenix and Surprise

As one of the most popular and well-known cosmetic treatments in the world, Botox® in Phoenix offers beautiful results, the convenience of no downtime, and restored confidence. If you’re interested in getting Botox in the Phoenix area, we can help.

What is Botox?

Botox is used for both cosmetic and medical purposes. It is made from the bacterium clostridium botulinum and works by preventing movement in certain muscles. The most common locations for injections include the forehead, “11” lines between the eyebrows, neck bands, and crow’s feet at the eyes. The effects of Botox are typically apparent three days after treatment, and last about three months. 

How does Botox work?

Botox blocks the nerve impulses to temporarily paralyze the muscles that cause wrinkles while also giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. It works to both improve wrinkles and prevent future ones.  Contact the Regency Specialties for some of the best Botox Phoenix has to offer. 

Botox can improve/address:

  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Forehead creases
  • Smoker’s lines
  • Marionette lines
  • Overly gummy smile
  • New and old facial scars
  • “Peach pit chin” or excessive cleft
  • Neck lines
  • Vertical neck bands
  • Wrinkling of the chest (décolleté)
  • Brow shaping
  • Brow lift
  • Eyebrow symmetry
  • Lifting corners of the mouth

Medical uses for Botox

Botox also has many medical uses. It’s used to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) in the armpits, palms, and soles. Botox is also used to treat chronic migraines, teeth grinding, Treatments require multiple injections, bladder problems, and muscle spasms of the neck and eyes. If you’re in or near the Buckeye or Surprise area, Botox treatments may be able to help these areas of concern.

All about Botox units

Botox is administered in units, and different areas require a different amount of units. If you’re not familiar with Botox, you may be wondering exactly what a unit is. To give you an idea, the standard vial of Botox contains 100 units. While everyone will vary on how many units they need (for example, men often need more because their muscles are stronger than women’s), here is a general guideline:

  • Lip lines: 2 to 7 units
  • Crow’s feet: 5 to 15 units (per side)
  • Forehead lines: 10 to 30 units
  • 11 lines between eyebrows: 10 to 25 units
  • Corners of mouth: 3 to 6 units

Your Botox consultation 

Before your Botox treatment, you will have a consultation with us. During this consultation, we will answer any questions you have, and will address you concerns. We will also ask you about your expectations and desired outcome, and we will discuss your options and any risks or potential complications. Your general health status will be assessed, as well as any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors. This includes review of medical conditions and treatments, drug allergies, current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. If applicable, we will also talk about any past treatment you may have undergone with injectable fillers, facial contouring, Botox, or other facial rejuvenation procedures.

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Botox treatment details

Botox is injected directly into the muscle that causes dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles appear temporarily when a muscle contracts, such as smiling or frowning. A very small needle is used to minimize discomfort, causing the injection to feel like a small prick with a little stinging. 

The entire procedure takes about ten minutes. Since the procedure is non-surgical, no recovery time is needed and patients can return to work or other activities immediately. Typically, Botox injections need to be repeated every 3 to 4 months.

Results

Botox provides dramatic results that are fully apparent within 5 to 7 days. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of the men and women surveyed rated the improvement in their brow lines as moderate to better—and for many, Botox virtually “erases” these lines.

Results will vary for each person, depending on the severity of wrinkles and the strength of muscles treated. Botox results typically last from 3 to 6 months, with most people returning to their former state gradually. We typically recommend for Botox treatments to be repeated every 3 to 4 months. With repeated treatments, some patients notice that the results last longer.

Downtime and recovery

Unlike surgery, Botox injections are fast, convenient, and minimally invasive, with no downtime or recovery. Botox procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and most people return directly to work or normal activities following treatment. Some patients experience mild bruising or soreness at the injection site for a few days. See below for more information on possible side effects.

Is Botox safe?

Yes, very. According to both the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and its sister organization, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Botox is extremely safe. Year after year, Botox ranks number one among non-surgical cosmetic procedures among both men and women. Complications from Botox are rare, but some side effects may include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Bruising at the injection site
  • Numbness at the injection site
  • Temporary eyelid droop

Is Botox covered by health insurance?

Many of our Botox patients in the Buckeye and Surprise area ask us if the treatment is covered by health insurance. Like all cosmetic procedures, Botox is not covered by health insurance; however, we will help find a financial solution that works well for you.

Candidates for Botox

If you’re interested in our Phoenix Botox treatments, you may be an excellent candidate. Young to middle-aged men and women or those between the ages of 18 and 70 who would like to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, neck bands, or forehead lines make the best candidates. If you’re not a good candidate for Botox, we will work with you to determine which other treatments may be right for you.

You may NOT be a candidate for Botox if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You are allergic to ingredients in Botox
  • You have a neurological condition
  • You have an active skin infection or condition

Why choose Regency Specialties?

If you’re interested in Phoenix Botox treatments, put yourself in the skilled hands of experts. Schedule a consultation with one of our medical professionals. We are a multi-specialty group delivering the very best treatments in dermatology, plastic surgery, hand surgery, breast oncology, reconstruction, and dermatopathology — all in one practice, making it easier for our patients. Our team provides the highest level of care and availability, with the top specialists in Arizona. We make you feel welcome from the moment you enter our door to your very last follow-up appointment. To learn more or schedule a consultation, please call 623-243-9077 or contact us online.

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