Introduction To Botox Treatment
Using a very fine needle, a qualified physician will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into designated muscles in your face that are causing lines and wrinkles. You may experience brief, mild discomfort during the injection, but you can be assured that the treatment is very safe and effective. Taking only a few minutes, BOTOX® treatment requires no anesthetic and recovery is immediate, allowing you to return to work and resume your normal daily activities that same day.
Even though BOTOX® is not a surgical procedure, it is very important to choose a highly experienced and qualified physician, when deciding to undergo BOTOX® treatments. Doctors who are less familiar with the technique could leave you looking “frozen” or perpetually “surprised”. Dr. Balle is intimately familiar with BOTOX® Cosmetic, having successfully treated hundreds of patients at our Grosse Pointe Dermatology office. Not only that, he also takes the time to talk with each candidate before beginning the injections to find out what he or she wants to achieve and to determine how best to correct their problem area(s), so patients can be happy again with their smoother, younger-looking faces. You can be sure you are in expert hands with Dr. Balle, whose vast experience with these procedures has serviced Southeast Michigan at his Grosse Pointe Dermatology office for many years.
Dr. Balle was chosen by Allergan, manufacturer of BOTOX® Cosmetic, to teach and train other physicians nationally on the appropriate injection techniques for BOTOX®. Dr. Balle personally does all BOTOX® injections for his patients in his office. He also participates in the Allergan Brilliant Distinctions™ program, which allows patients to receive special offers and invitations regarding BOTOX® and other Allergan products, as well as the latest news and information about Allergan treatments.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Results
Immediately following the BOTOX® treatment, some patients may experience mild bruising, which will go away shortly. You will see your wrinkles begin to fade within 24 hours, with continued improvement over the next 5 days. The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic typically last up to four months, although many have reported results lasting up to a full year. After several BOTOX® treatments, the results may be prolonged. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment will relax the muscles in your face and soften the skin, giving you a more relaxed and youthful appearance. For optimum results, many patients choose to use BOTOX® in conjunction with other types of skin rejuvenation.
Contact Grosse Pointe Dermatology to find out if BOTOX® treatments are right for you.
Risks and Side Effects of BOTOX®
Side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are rare and are usually mild and temporary. The most common side effects caused by BOTOX® are headaches and temporary redness or bruising of the skin at the site of injection. In rare cases, slight drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of expression may occur. Any risk of complication can be reduced by choosing a qualified and experienced physician.