Below are some frequently asked questions from our plastic surgery patients. If you're considering having BOTOX® injections in the suburban Detroit, Michigan area, please contact us online to schedule a consultation, or call us today.
Q - What is BOTOX® COSMETIC?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a highly diluted and purified protein that is used for many therapeutic and cosmetic-enhancing purposes. Using small doses during treatment, BOTOX® relaxes the muscles that cause stubborn wrinkles.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is used to:
- Soften the appearance of winkles around the eyes, between the brows and across the forehead
- Temporarily raise a heavy brow or down turned smile
- Control eyelid twitches, migraines excess perspiration
Q - Is BOTOX COSMETIC considered safe?
For nearly 20 years, BOTOX® has safely been used in more than 75 countries and remains one of the most widely researched medicines in the world. Rarely, BOTOX® Cosmetic may cause headaches or a temporary drooping eyelid. Any additional side effects are extremely rare and resolve quickly on their own; these will be fully discussed prior to treatment.
Q - Do BOTOX COSMETIC treatments hurt?
Numbing is not necessary prior to BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments. In fact, most of our patients tolerate the quick treatment remarkably well, describing often just a quick, minor pinch.
After treatment, discomfort is rarely mentioned and patients are able to immediately resume all normal activities of daily life.
Q – How long does a BOTOX COSMETIC treatment take?
Treatment takes just minutes and requires no recovery time. Because we treat many patients every week, whenever Dr. Mark N. Berkowitz or his aesthetic nurse is available so is BOTOX® Cosmetic, unlike other providers that may only offer it one or two days per month.
Q – How long after having a BOTOX treatment will it take to see results?
Within days, many patients begin to notice results. Studies reveal that the great majority of patients judge the improvement by 30 days as moderate or better.
Q – Is BOTOX COSMETIC a permanent solution to wrinkle reduction?
Not really. BOTOX® Cosmetic is broken down by the body within 3-4 months. Once metabolized, the results also fade. Fortunately, maintenance treatments with BOTOX® Cosmetic can be performed safely several times each year, although BOTOX® Cosmetic will never permanently offer wrinkle reduction.
Q – How much does BOTOX cost?
Studies show that BOTOX® Cosmetic is one the most affordable non- surgical treatment options for men and women seeking cosmetic enhancement. BOTOX® Cosmetic pricing varies depending on the region being treated as well as the patient’s gender. Single area treatments typically cost between $250 and $500 – while multiple areas are always discounted. We can provide an accurate price for you at your personal consultation with Dr. Berkowitz.
If you're ready to visit our office in suburban Detroit, our BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help you look younger. Contact us online to experience our personalized approach toward cosmetic care, and see why Michigan residents from Ann Arbor to Lansing are traveling to Accents Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa.