Botox® Cosmetic

botox-tucsonBotulinum Neurotoxin Type A

Botox® Cosmetic injection can smooth out forehead wrinkles, giving you a younger and more refreshed appearance. One of the most popular cosmetic treatments worldwide, Botox is a common treatment we offer here in Tucson.

Botox is typically used to treat frown lines, also known as glabellar lines, which reside between the eyebrows.

However, plastic surgeons have also used Botox to treat crow's feet, forehead lines and neck bands. Although known for its cosmetic applications, Botox has some therapeutic uses as well.

What to Expect During Botox Treatment

What is it? Botulinum type a is a purified toxin used to treat wrinkles, excessive sweating, muscle spasms and migraines.
Inpatient / Outpatient Outpatient
Treatment time: 20 minutes
Recovery time: No downtime. Results appear in 4-8 days

How Botox Works

Before treatment, we will carefully examine your skin to determine the areas for Botox injection. We identify the tiny muscles that cause common wrinkles, such as glabellar lines. Botox effectively blocks the chemical release of acetylcholine, which stops the muscles from contracting. This, in turn, causes the wrinkle above the muscle to smooth out.

Treatment steps include skin cleansing, and then injection of a specific Botox dose. The dose may vary for each patient. Using a special technique, a small amount of Botox is injected into the targeted area. The correction is not immediate but takes a few days to start working.

After your Botox treatment, there's no downtime, but you will need to follow post-treatment instructions. These may include steps to remain upright for several hours, avoid alcohol and postpone exercise.

About four to eight days after your treatment with Botox, you should see the skin-smoothing effects of the treatment. These benefits can last up to six months. As the effects wear off, you may choose to return to our Tucson office for another treatment.

Scheduling Your Botox Treatment in Tucson

If you are ready to learn more about Botox Cosmetic, we encourage you to call the office of Dr. Armando Alfaro in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Alfaro can answer your questions and discuss the details of this procedure. Call our office at 520-323-9720 to schedule a consultation.