Botox is a quick and effective solution for facial wrinkles and lines. Unlike facelift, eyelid surgery or other facial surgical procedures that take hours to perform and weeks to recover from, Botox can be completed in a convenient 30-minute lunchtime appointment. Botox has a long history of safe and proven results, and is widely known as the original cosmetic “lunchtime treatment.”
Here, Pratt Plastic Surgery discusses the many benefits of Botox.
Results with Botox can be seen within a few days of treatment but it can take up to a full week for the final results to appear. The effects of Botox typically last between three and four months. Repeat sessions are needed to maintain the results long-term.
Minimal Side Effects
Side effects with Botox are mild and include swelling and redness in the treatment area. These side effects are temporary and usually resolve within a few days of treatment.
One of the most appealing aspects of Botox is that there is no downtime or extensive recovery involved. The reason Botox got its “lunchtime treatment” nickname is because once treatment is over, patients can immediately return to work and resume all other normal activities. Botox is a great option for individuals who want to smooth out wrinkles but cannot afford to take time off from work or simply do not want to commit to a lengthy recovery.
Not Just for Wrinkles
Botox is also FDA-approved to treat excessive sweating, a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis. When injected into targeted areas of the armpit, the neurotoxin blocks the nerve signals responsible for activating the sweat glands, reducing the production of sweat. In addition, Botox can also be used to block pain signals responsible for chronic migraines. If you have either of these medical conditions, consult with your medical provider to find out if Botox injections can help.
Lunchtime Cosmetic Procedures Offered at Pratt Plastic Surgery
Botox is just one of several non-surgical cosmetic procedures at Pratt Plastic Surgery that can be conveniently scheduled during your lunchtime. Dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane can be used to treat an array of aging concerns, including smile lines and frown lines. They can also be used to add youthful volume and shape to naturally thin or aged lips. Our lunchtime procedures are tailored to the unique needs and goals of each patient. Details of your treatment can be discussed during an in-personal consultation.