If you are bothered by facial lines and wrinkles, consider treatment with Botox Cosmetic. Guilford Plastic surgeon Beth Collins MD offers Botox for women and men who desire a simple, non-invasive solution to the signs of aging? Dr. Collins is an Allergan® National Trainer and instructs other physicians nationwide on the proper use of this injectable treatment.
Who Should Get Botox?
Those who experience wrinkles and lines in the following areas of the face should consider Botox:
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Glabellar frown lines
- Brow lines
- Crow’s feet
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Botox may also have additional therapeutic uses including treating muscle spasms, excessive sweating and some migraines. In order to undergo Botox treatments, you should be a healthy, nonsmoker between 18-65 years old. Click here to see before and after photos of Botox in Guilford.
Individuals who should not undergo Botox treatments are those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, allergic to the botulinum toxin, as well as those with neuromuscular diseases.
What Does Botox Do?
Botox Cosmetic contains the botulinum toxin, which works by preventing contraction of the muscle in which it is injected, causing overlying wrinkles to smooth out.
When the appropriate injection site has been chosen, it will be cleansed and prepared for treatment. Your plastic surgeon will carefully inject the appropriate amount of Botox Cosmetic into the treatment site. More than one injection may be necessary in an injection site to ensure the lines and wrinkles in the area adequately smooth out.
After Botox: What Should I Expect?
There is no downtime following Botox Cosmetic treatment. However, your plastic surgeon will require that you remain upright for several hours after your treatment and also avoid alcohol during this time. We may also advise you to avoid vigorous exercise for at least 24 hours.
You may experience some side effects from your Botox treatment including nausea, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, and redness at the injection site. These, however, are temporary and will subside.
Related Procedures and Botox Alternatives
In addition to surgical options like a brow lift to minimize wrinkles and lines around the eyes, Dr. Collins offers other injectable products such as Dysport (also made with botulinum toxin) and Juvederm. These products all work in various ways to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face.
Botox in New Haven, CT
To learn more about non-surgical treatments like Botox in New Haven,CT to reduce lines and wrinkles, we encourage you to call the office of plastic surgeon Dr. Beth Collins in Guilford to schedule a consultation to learn more about your options. Be sure to sign up for our email list to receive updates about future Botox specials and events in the New Haven area.
Brilliant Distinctions is a customer loyalty program from Allergan, the makers of Botox, Juvederm and Latisse. When members of the Brilliant Distinctions program choose Allergan treatments with Dr. Collins, they can earn points. These points can then be used toward future Botox or Juvederm treatments, or to purchase Latisse.
You can register for Brilliant Distinctions on Allergan’s website. Be sure to select Dr. Collins as your provider and let Dr. Collins’ staff know you are a member when you book your next treatment.