BOTOX Frequently Asked Questions
To help turn back time and prevent lines and wrinkles from forming on the face, Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC in Dallas, Texas is proud to offer BOTOX. This quick, nonsurgical procedure without downtime provides gorgeous results and is extremely popular among both men and women. BOTOX can make a dramatic improvement to dynamic lines and wrinkles, which are created by making expressions with the muscles contracting on the face. The lines disappear as the face relaxes, but deep lines can still exist, although are softened. BOTOX is a filtered strain of botulinum toxin (type A) that temporarily blocks the movements of the muscle. To correct these facial lines, BOTOX is injected with a very small needle into specific muscles that with the expert technique of seasoned dermatologist Dr. Adean Kingston, can be virtually pain free and provide natural results. Botox is most commonly placed between the brows, in the Crow's feet, and along the forehead. However, Dr. Kingston provides each patient with a full face analysis to reveal other treatment areas that can specifically benefit them. Dr. Kingston also uses Botox to treat the masseter muscles to slim the lower face of a fuller, round face individual as well as to improve clenching, grinding and temporomandibular joint disorder. Finally, Botox is used to treat hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating, of the scalp, axilla, palms and soles.
BOTOX Procedure Technique
In addition to traditional Botox injections, Dr. Kingston also offers microbotox facials. This minimally invasive procedure involves a micro infusion of BOTOX and hyaluronic acid filler along with peptides and other active ingredients to correct textural issues, redness (rosacea), large pore size, oily skin, acne and the appearance of fine lines. This procedure uses a unique device that has twenty 24 karat gold needles the size of a human hair to “stamp” the skin and deliver micro droplets of diluted BOTOX into the dermis, leaving skin smooth and youthful. The procedure involves mild discomfort and no downtime. Results are seen as early as the next day and can last up to two months. This treatment can be done to the face, neck, and chest.
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BOTOX is ideal for individuals who want to smooth the appearance of dynamic lines on their face nonsurgically. BOTOX is also used as a preventive treatment in younger individuals as it is easier to prevent a line from forming than to correct it once it is there. It is a quick, nonsurgical solution for forehead lines, noticeable furrows between the brows, and for the lines that form around the eyes. If you have deeper lines, an injectable filler may be recommended along with Botox.
BOTOX Smile Without Worry
BOTOX injections are done as an outpatient procedure directly at Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC. If it is your first time to visit us in Dallas, Texas for BOTOX, we commonly perform the injection during the same appointment as your consultation with Dr. Kingston. You will be asked to make a few facial expressions such as squinting, frowning, etc., which will allow us to determine where the injections should be placed. BOTOX will be injected through a fine needle and the procedure only takes a few minutes. You can request a numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable, but it generally is not necessary. Cold compresses are also provided if needed to reduce swelling and bruising. You can return to your normal activities after the procedure with no required recovery period.
What to Expect with BOTOX®
After the injection, you can resume your usual activities. The treated areas of the face may be slightly red, bruised, or swollen for a few minutes up to a few days, but you will not experience any long lasting or serious side effects. In most cases, it often takes about 5 – 7 days before the full effects of BOTOX are visible. The results typically last 3 – 4 months. You should speak to Dr. Kingston about how often to schedule touch-up appointments at Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC to maintain your results.
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How much does BOTOX cost?
Your cost for a BOTOX treatment will depend on how much product is used. This will vary based on your needs and goals. During your consultation, Dr. Kingston will create your personal treatment plan before she can estimate your costs. BOTOX can produce impressive results when performed by a skilled dermatologist, like Dr. Kingston, but it can also be unsafe if done by someone without training, which is why it's better to avoid places offering cheap or knock-off injections. To save money, ask about the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program so you can earn points for BOTOX treatments and other Allergan products, like Juvéderm.
How long will my results last?
The results from BOTOX can last up to four months. Most patients schedule an appointment every season to refresh their results, but you may want to come back sooner. If you are getting BOTOX while you are younger as a preventive treatment, you may be able to schedule appointments further apart. After listening to your goals and creating your treatment plan, Dr. Kingston will be better able to estimate when you should schedule your next appointment.
What's the difference between wrinkle relaxers and fillers?
Wrinkle relaxers (like BOTOX) and wrinkle fillers (like Juvéderm and Restylane) are both popular cosmetic treatments that decrease wrinkles and smooth fine lines. BOTOX relaxes overused facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, like frown lines (between the eyebrows), Crow's feet (in the outer corner's of the eyes), forehead wrinkles, and smile lines. Wrinkle fillers add volume under the skin to correct hollow areas and decrease the appearance of wrinkles on the surface. Depending on your goals, Dr. Kingston may recommend BOTOX, injectable fillers, or a combination of both for a "liquid facelift."
What's the difference between BOTOX and Dysport?
BOTOX and Dysport are both injectable wrinkle treatments that use botulinum toxin (type A). Both relax facial muscles to improve dynamic wrinkles, but each formula is designed to treat specific areas and needs. There are subtle differences between them, including the recommended dosage, treatment spread, and length of results. Dr. Kingston will choose the best brand to match with your needs and goals.
Is BOTOX safe?
When administered properly, BOTOX rarely causes any complications. With that said, it is still very important to find someone who has experience in handling this medication, like Dr. Kingston. Too much of the product can cause an undesirable outcome. A skilled dermatologist will use just enough of the medication to effectively freeze the facial muscles that cause wrinkles while leaving nearby muscles unaffected. One of the most popular cosmetic treatments on the market today, it is safe and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition to cosmetic uses, BOTOX is also used to treat medical conditions, such as facial spasms, excessive sweating, uncontrollable blinking, and migraines.
Don't worry! You can frown, smile, laugh, and make any other expression you want without seeing wrinkles and lines thanks to BOTOX injectable treatments. To smooth and prevent lines on the face, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kingston in Dallas, TX to learn more about this amazing nonsurgical injectable.