Botox Injections in Meredith, NH
Botox® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved, non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedure used by millions of women and men worldwide to reduce the signs of aging and restore a relaxed, youthful appearance.
It works by relaxing the muscles that create facial wrinkles such as worry lines, laugh lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, wrinkles around your mouth, and more. It’s especially good at smoothing away the set of vertical lines that can develop between your eyebrows (sometimes called your “11s”).
Temporarily improves the look of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines.
You can get treated in all three areas at the same time – that’s the beauty of Botox® Cosmetic.
As Botox has become more popular, many want to know the benefits of this cosmetic procedure. Botox carries many advantages for patients looking for a younger appearance and helps with health issues, such as chronic headaches, and more. Below are the top 7 benefits of Botox:
- Enhances Natural Beauty
- Improves Many Health Conditions
- Non-Invasive and Fast Procedure
- Nearly Immediate Results
- Inexpensive Cosmetic Procedure
- Lasting Results
- Customizable Treatment
- No anesthesia
- No downtime
- Fast results
- Customizable treatment
Botox Side Effects and Risks
Some patients may experience a headache after treatment, but this is temporary. Having your forehead injected can make it feel heavy the first time you have it done. Since needles are being inserted into the skin there is always the risk of bruising, which are typically very tiny and easily covered up by make-up.
While the thought of having a needle stuck in your face sounds like it would hurt. Botox injections are very comfortable. No numbing is required when administering Botox. The tiny needle enters the skin easily and without much discomfort; it is not at all like receiving a shot.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which wrinkles on my face can I treat with Botox®?
Botox® is FDA approved for use on
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Horizontal lines on the forehead
- Wrinkles between the eyebrows
Does it hurt?
Any injection can hurt, but the needles used for Botox® injections are very small, so pain is usually minimal. At White Coat Aesthetics, we offer distractors from the pain such as a vibrating tool used on the skin near the injection site, ice packs, and even numbing cream, so you may not feel much pain if anything at all!
Will my face look unnatural?
Receiving too much Botox® in the wrong places, can make your face look “frozen” or expressionless. We can assure you that our experienced Master Injector and Nurse Practitioner, Amanda Ralph, is skilled in making you look just like your normal self–just noticeably more youthful and refreshed!
How much will I need?
The amount of Botox® you’ll need depends entirely on a few contributing factors. These include:
- The type of wrinkles you’d like to treat
- Your unique aesthetic goals
- The degree of muscle movement in your face
- The number of times you’ve had Botox® in the past
- Your health history
What's the difference between Botox® and fillers?
People easily get these two types of injectables confused all the time, but here’s an easy way to distinguish between the two: Botox® is for limiting muscle movement, and fillers are for building volume.
Botox® reduces the activity of muscles in the face that cause wrinkles. Facial fillers, however, fill the trouble areas with a gel made up of hyaluronic acid, which helps to plump and lift the skin to replace volume loss.
How long does it last?
In general, Botox® injections are meant to last 3-4 months. To keep results going, you could need a follow-up treatment. After that, you should be able to expect your treatments to begin lasting longer.
Are there any side effects?
Common side effects of any injectable include:
- Muscle weakness near the injection sites
- Slight bruising