Faces By Design Botox is administered by our Medical Director Dr. Young-Mi Pruden

Dr. Pruden’s September Schedule

Sept 15th 1-4, and Sept 16th 9-11

What is Botox?

Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacteriumClostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. It is used cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles.

Does Botox Prevent Wrinkles?

Absolutely. Botox are highly purified toxins that can temporarily erase or reduce horizontal forehead lines, vertical frown lines, and crow’s-feet.  The injections slow muscles that contract hundreds of times a day, eventually etching lines in the skin.

Will Botox Make Me Feel Numb and Look Frozen?

It will not affect the nerves that cause sensation, or make you feel numb. When it is used correctly, it can lift the brow to give an appealing and sincere look. But, most of us have seen people that have the “botox face” – frozen in time. That’s why it’s important to be treated by an experienced doctor who can judge the size of your muscles and how much Botox you will need.

Does Botox Hurt?

Like most injections, Botox can be slightly painful, especially between the eyebrows. Some doctors offer topical anesthesia ten minutes before the procedure or ice the area to numb it. Most people do not find it that uncomfortable.

Does Botox Have Side Effects?

Every drug has side effects, and Botox is no exception. Luckily, they tend to be minor and short-lived. In one to five percent of cases, there can be mild droopiness of the eyelid or eyebrow, which usually goes away within two weeks, and some patients experience slight bruising.

How Much Does Botox Cost?

Prices vary widely. The average is $400 per treatment, but experienced doctors tend to charge more. Pricing also will vary depending on how many areas of the face you wish to have Botox; for example, forehead only, or forehead and crows feet.

What’s the Ideal Age to Start Using Botox?

You don’t need it before you have wrinkles to hide. Other than that, a patient can have Botox safely whenever they are bothered by their wrinkles. There is no issue with long term use.

How Long Does Botox Last?

It varies from patient to patient, but good results usually last three and a half to four months.

What Can I Expect the Day After My Botox Appointment?

Not much. Results begin to show in a couple of days and develop gradually over the course of two weeks. Most people preparing for a big event, should plan to have shots two weeks ahead of time. Patients taking medications that contain aspirin or NSAIDs can develop pinpoint blue bruising. Patients can wear makeup immediately but should avoid heavy workouts for 24 hours.