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No matter your age, the effects of sun damage and gravity can start to pop up in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face. Luckily, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mikel Lo offers Botox Cosmetics in Tucson for patients who wish to temporarily diminish these unwanted signs of aging.
Botox, which is produced by Allergan and composed of the botulinum toxin, is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in more than 70 countries, and more than 7 million people have experienced the dramatic improvements Botox can have on reversing some signs of aging on the face. When injected into the skin, Botox cosmetic works to smooth the skin and muscle and reduce the appearance of the overlying wrinkle.
Botox has several uses when injected into specific areas of the face. Dr. Lo uses Botox in Tucson to treat the following types of lines and wrinkles:
On top of the positive cosmetic effects Botox can have, it is shown to greatly reduce muscle spasms and excessive sweating in some patients. It may also be used to treat migraine headaches.
Patients interested in Botox cosmetic Tucson should be between 18 and 65 years old. Notify Dr. Lo if you have been treated with Botox or another botulinum toxin-based wrinkle treatment, like Dysport or Xeomin, and have experienced previous adverse effects.
During your consultation, Dr. Lo may ask you about your skin care regimen and examine the areas of your face you wish to have treated. From this examination, he will choose specific points of injection that will optimize the Botox treatment and ensure you get an ideal cosmetic result when you leave his practice.
When Dr. Lo is ready to begin your Botox treatment, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed at and around the chosen points of injection. The total time for your treatment should usually last no longer than 15 minutes. While a topical anesthetic may be available for your Botox treatment, it is usually not necessary. Depending on the degree of the wrinkle to be treated and the size of the underlying muscle, varying dosage sizes may be necessary.
For a larger muscle, a larger dose of Botox will be necessary to be effective. Using a special technique, Dr. Lo will use a syringe to inject the Botox cosmetic solution into the muscle. When injected into a specific muscle, Botox blocks the chemical signal from the nerve to the muscle. This decreases the contraction of the muscle, which causes the overlying fine line or wrinkle to smooth out.
One of the perks of Botox is that following treatment, you will experience virtually no downtime. However, Dr. Lo will give you specific aftercare instructions that should be followed closely to ensure an ideal result. He will ask you to remain upright for six hours and to also avoid alcohol. If you have any of the following symptoms, you should notify Dr. Lo and he will advise you: difficulty swallowing, breathing or talking.
After four to eight days, you should see the final, beautiful results of your Botox treatment with Dr. Lo. The reduction in the treated wrinkles can last anywhere from four to six months, at which point you may wish to return to Dr. Lo's office for touch-up treatments.
To treat surface lines and wrinkles, Dr. Lo offers additional non-surgical treatments in his Tucson office. These options include hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvederm and Restylane as well as calcium-based filler, Radiesse. Laser skin resurfacing in Tucson with Dr. Lo will also diminish these wrinkles.
To learn more about Botox, please contact the office of Tucson cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mikel Lo. Remember to subscribe to our email list to receive updates about Botox specials and other exclusive offers. Call (520) 877-2725 to speak with the staff of About Faces Cosmetic Surgery in Tucson, AZ.