So you’ve heard about Botox and your friends may be getting it BUT you still have a lot of unanswered questions before you schedule a consultation like “What happens during the consultation?”. So here is my rundown of some common Q&A’s to get everyone caught up.
Some common questions:
Where should I start learning about Botox?
Schedule the consultation! It’s complimentary and the best way to assess whether you would benefit from Botox in the first place! I see a large number of patients bothered by something and think that they need Botox, but in fact need something else quite different. I invite you to explore my Concern Based Menu to research more information on the various options available to you. You may also explore the Botox page.
How long does a Botox consultation last?
Consultations last 15-20 minutes and you meet with me, personally, to discuss the various options available and come up with a customized plan for you. I see new Botox patients in both my Southlake and Fort Worth offices.
If I want to have Botox performed, can it be done the same day?
Yes. Botox can be done at my Southlake and Fort Worth offices on the same day and simply adds around 10 minutes to the length of the consultation.
Is getting Botox painful?
I have performed many, many Botox injections, but would say probably 95% of patients report that the injections were much easier than expected. I use a combination of ice as well as vibration nerve distraction (and good music, of course), to ensure patients are comfortable. Pain during or afterwards is rare.
How will I look after a Botox appointment?
Since effects take 3-5 days to start working, you will be moving your forehead normally when you leave. The effects are gradual. You may notice some small injection site swelling (less than a small pea) that resolves in a couple hours. Most people can go right back to work after their lunchtime touchup.
If I start using Botox, will I need to keep using it?
The short answer is NO. People that ascribe to Botox prevention, typically maintain use of Botox because they like to avoid deepening of wrinkles on the forehead. However, when the effects of Botox wear off, movement returns to normal.
How long does Botox last?
Typical results are 2-4 months.
How much does Botox cost?
Typical Botox prices may range from $320 to $550.
What is the difference between Botox and Dysport?
Please see my earlier blog post on this topic. In short, I tend to use both interchangeably depending on the effect I am trying to achieve. They are both derived from the same original botulinum toxin, but simply purified differently. They are equal in price.
Any other questions? Simply send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.