Botox®, or botulinum toxin, can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. By choosing to undergo Botox in Denver with Dr. Richard Mouchantat you can achieve a rejuvenated, more youthful look.
What is Botox?
Botox is a non-surgical method of treating wrinkles, in both men and women, caused by the overuse of facial muscles. Botox works by blocking the nerve signals that normally cause these muscles to contract.
The three areas most frequently treated with Botox are:
- The forehead
- In-between the eyes (the glabella)
- Crow’s feet
Although Botox can sometimes be used to treat wrinkles on the lower face, fillers are often a more appropriate treatment for this area. Dr. Mouchantat is highly experienced in facial rejuvenation and will discuss your options during consultation.
What to Expect from Botox in Denver
Botox is a quick and effective procedure that does not require anesthesia. It should only take around 10-15 minutes, depending on how many areas you have treated.
Before and After Botox® Image courtesy of Allergan Inc.
Prior to the procedure, your face will be cleaned with a sterile solution. Dr. Mouchantat will ask you to perform a few facial exercises so he can locate the best place to administer the injections.
Because Botox is given via a very small needle, it’s a comfortable treatment. You will be able to resume your usual activities as soon as you leave our office. You can wash your face and apply makeup as normal.
You can expect to experience some mild tenderness or swelling lasting for a few hours following the injections. Occasionally, patients see minor bruising or feel a dull ache around the treated area. These symptoms should resolve naturally within a few days, but medications can be taken in the meantime to relieve discomfort.
It takes a few days for Botox injections to work, so you will not be able to see the results until 3 to 5 days later. It can take up to two weeks to see the final result. Botox injections are designed to remove wrinkles without affecting facial expression, so your facial expressions will continue to look natural.
Botox results vary from patient to patient, but they generally last for 4-6 months. You can return to our Denver office once the results of your Botox treatment have worn off if you wish to maintain your new look.
Learn More About Botox in Denver
Are you interested in Botox®? The best way to learn about this popular procedure is a consultation with Denver plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Mouchantat. Call (303) 232-8585 today to schedule your Botox appointment in Denver, CO.