Cosmetic procedures fall in and out of popularity, but Botox® has stayed popular for many years. Wrinkles and fine lines that aren’t affected much by other procedures generally respond very well to injections of Botox® when they’re delivered by a reputable and skilled nurse injector. At Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery in Greenwood and Carmel, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Mark M. Hamilton, MD, FACS, is pleased to offer this safe and effective treatment to residents living in and around Indianapolis.
What Is Botox®?
Botox® is an injectable cosmetic product used to improve the signs of aging in the face. In most cases, it is used to reduce the wrinkles and fine lines that are a normal consequence of getting older. It provides a softer and more youthful appearance and has also been used as a treatment for overactive bladder and migraines.
Botox may be a nice option for you if you want to:
- Temporarily lessen the appearance of wrinkles and lines.
- Look younger and have softer, smoother skin.
- Reduce or get rid of wrinkles on the forehead or other areas of the face.
- Control migraines with an alternative treatment.
- Reduce underarm sweating.
Botox® treatment is often used by people who are unhappy with age-related changes on their face. This product can help you look healthier and younger while improving your self-confidence.
Where Can Botox® Be Applied?
- Gummy smiles
- Frown lines
- Lines on the forehead
- Marionette lines
- Crow’s feet
- Dimples on the chin
- Perioral rhytids (lip or smoker’s lines)
- Platysmal bands
- Bunny lines
How Is Botox® Administered?
In some cases, Botox® is administered after a local anesthetic has been injected into the treatment areas. However, the process is often not uncomfortable enough that patients feel the need to request it. A nurse injector will use an ultrafine hypodermic needle to deliver Botox® into the muscles of your face. How many injections you receive depends on how many wrinkles and lines you want to be treated and their severity. For most patients, the benefits of this in-office procedure will last between four and six months before wearing off. At this time, patients normally return for another treatment.
Botox® Procedure Preparation
It’s essential that you notify our nurse injector if you’ve received other kinds of injections in the four months prior to your appointment. You should also avoid using medicines, such as aspirin, ibuprofen and other drugs that thin the blood prior to your treatment as these may increase bleeding and bruising risks. Furthermore, be sure to tell the nurse injector if you’re taking any allergy drugs, muscle relaxers or sleep aids.
After your Botox® procedure is over, avoid rubbing your face harshly and do not engage in vigorous exercise. You’ll still be able to smile or frown. Using a cold compress on the treatment areas and taking a pain reliever can help control any post-treatment discomfort you may experience. You should also avoid sleeping on your stomach, sides or any other position that might expose your face to prolonged pressure.
How Much Does Botox® Treatment Cost in Indianapolis?
Cosmetic treatments such as Botox® are not considered medically necessary, so your insurance likely won’t cover the price of the procedure. To ensure that Botox® is more affordable for everyone, Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery accepts personal checks, cash and credit cards. You may also be able to obtain financing. Please call us today if you have questions regarding the price of Botox® treatment.
Is Botox® Right for Me?
It’s your choice to determine if Botox® is the ideal treatment for you. If you’re unhappy with the way wrinkles or fine lines are affecting your appearance or your opinion of yourself, Botox® may be able to help.
During your consultation appointment, Dr. Hamilton will go over your medical history, answer your questions, address your concerns and describe the procedure to you. It’s recommended to ask whatever questions you have at this time so you can better understand the way Botox® works.
If you want a simple, minimally invasive way to minimize wrinkles, lines and other common signs of aging, Botox® can help. Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery is the practice of choice in the Indianapolis, IN area. Please contact our Carmel or Greenwood office today!