BOTOX with Mark L. Civin DDS
Wrinkles and lines are a natural part of the aging process, which can cause you to look older than you are or feel. There are treatments available that are extremely invasive and have scary risk factors associated with them. Botox is a non-surgical option that is commonly used to correct facial imperfections such as lines or wrinkles.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX was approved for cosmetic use in 2002 by the FDA to commonly treat forehead lines and wrinkles of the face and neck. BOTOX is a purified version of Botulinum Toxin Type A. It has been proven to treat the natural effects of aging, such as face and neck wrinkles or lines.
How Does BOTOX Work?
BOTOX works by softening wrinkles to reduce the adverse effects caused by the activity of your facial muscles over time. Using a small needle, Dr. Civin injects BOTOX into the area you want to target. This procedure is fast and non-surgical, with no downtime needed. During the process, some patients experience minor discomfort from the injection, which subsides shortly after the injection is done.
What can BOTOX Injections Correct?
BOTOX injections can correct a wide variety of facial imperfections caused by aging, such as:
- Lip Lines
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- Gummy smile
- Bunny lines
- Frown lines
- Chin dimpling
- Facial asymmetry
- Excessive sweating
How Long Does BOTOX Last?
In most cases, the effects of BOTOX will last up to three to four months. This will vary between patients, but there are a variety of different factors that can change how long the effects will last for you. The amount of BOTOX used can adjust the length it is effective, and this will vary between patients and is determined by Dr. Civin.
Initial BOTOX Consultation
During your initial consultation, Dr. Civin will perform a facial examination that will evaluate your face and determine any areas that could be targeted by BOTOX injections. Dr. Civin will discuss your facial examination with you and discuss the treatment options you have available. Depending on the cause of your wrinkles or lines, BOTOX or another treatment option will be recommended for you.
Alternatives to BOTOX
Although BOTOX is one of the most common treatment options for facial lines and wrinkles, it’s not the only option available. Dr. Civin also offers the option of Dysport to his patients. Dysport contains the Type A botulinum that is found in botox and has been proven to treat wrinkles and lines in a similar way to BOTOX injections. Similar to BOTOX, Dysport treats facial wrinkles by relaxing your facial muscles.
Am I A Good Candidate for BOTOX?
There are a few limitations when inquiring if you are a good candidate for BOTOX. The basic requirements to qualify for the procedure are that you must be at least 18 years old, are not pregnant or nursing at the time of your treatment, and are free of any known allergies to BOTOX.
Why Choose Dr. Civin for your BOTOX Treatment?
Dr. Civin has extensive experience and training in BOTOX injections and is fully licensed to provide the treatment to his patients. Dr. Civin is committed to providing a comfortable, safe, and pain-free experience for every patient.