HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
Dr. Freund will expertly inject the chosen product into the desired areas to treat wrinkles and facial creases. This treatment takes about 10 minutes and is done through a series of tiny injections – no anesthetic is required. It is done with a very fine needle that minimizes the discomfort. Your cosmetic procedure begins when Botox, Dysport or Xeomin is injected into the facial muscles around the forehead, nose or sides of the chin that form lines and wrinkles. You may be asked to squint, frown and raise your eyebrow so that your muscle interactions can be assessed and targeted. Injections will then be placed in targeted areas. During your initial consultation with Dr. Freund, he will help you to determine the areas that need the most correction, based on your ability to move certain facial muscles. Dr. Freund will also discuss the benefits of the treatment as well as risks and possible side effects.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY?
There is generally no recovery from this minimally invasive procedure. Patients should avoid bending over or laying down for a few hours after the procedure. Rubbing the treated area should be refrained from to avoid spreading the toxin to surrounding muscles. Regular physical activities can be resumed just a few hours after the procedure.
WHAT RESULTS CAN BE EXPECTED?
It takes two to seven days to see an improvement in wrinkles and lines from Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. You may be asked to return for a follow-up appointment after two weeks, but most patients can wait until the next injection appointment for an examination of the injection areas.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS?
Although Botox, Dysport and Xeomin are minimally invasive procedures, it is possible that you will see temporary small bruises, red marks or swelling around the injection sites.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
The results of your treatment will appear between three to 10 days. Your treated area should look great and maintain its improved appearance for three to six months, or longer. Effects typically last about four months, so the treatment is usually repeated about two to three times per year to maintain results. If you continue your injectable treatments, the result from each subsequent treatment will last longer, which is why it’s important to schedule your next treatment as soon as any muscular function returns.