Face

BOTOX® for Facial Rejuvenation

Aging is inevitable—but with BOTOX®, you can do it gracefully. BOTOX® is FDA-approved to address fine lines and moderate to severe wrinkles that have formed as a result of repeated facial expressions like smiling, squinting and frowning. It can smooth frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines safely and effectively. BOTOX® works by temporarily relaxing specific facial muscles to smooth wrinkles that have formed after repeated muscle contractions. Results appear quickly and can last for up to four months.

What Should I Expect From BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is expertly injected into specific areas of the face personally by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Schaffer. The procedure typically takes about ten minutes and most patients experience no downtime. Results generally appear within two days to two weeks for moderate to severe frown lines. After your results appear, enjoy the many benefits of BOTOX®, including a more refreshed, youthful appearance and easier makeup application. Expect to look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.

Predictable, Subtle Results

BOTOX® is the number one selling treatment of its kind for good reason—it delivers predictable, subtle results. The amount of BOTOX® needed and the placement of your injections will be completely personalized based on your unique goals. BOTOX® is ideal for achieving the subtle effect of looking like you got a great night’s sleep. With any BOTOX® injection, Dr. Schaffer will work to ensure the most natural-looking results possible that simply enhance your natural beauty, rather than looking like you’ve had “work done.”

How Does the Treatment Feel?

BOTOX® injections are relatively painless, especially when administered by an experienced professional like Dr. Schaffer. Some patients report their injections to feel like a pinch, but there is no stinging or burning sensation involved. If you are concerned about discomfort, ice or a topical numbing cream can be applied before treatment. Treatments generally require no downtime—most patients can immediately resume their daily routine.

How Many Treatments do I Need?

The number of injections you receive per treatment depends on the area you are treating and the severity of the wrinkles. The typical injection protocol is as follows for:

Crow’s feet

Four injections in specific areas of the muscle that frames the side of the eye (this will be repeated on the muscle that frames the other eye)

Frown lines

Eight injections into the lower central forehead

Forehead lines

Five injections into a muscle in the upper forehead

BOTOX® is a non-surgical option to achieve a subtle eyebrow lift, raise corners of the mouth and smooth wrinkles.

Is BOTOX® Safe?

Rest assured, BOTOX® is the most widely researched and studied treatment of its kind. It is backed by more than 15 years of clinical studies and its safety and efficacy are described in hundreds of peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals. Possible side effects or complications include pain or swelling at the injection site, headache or flu-like symptoms, droopy eyelid or cockeyed eyebrows, drooling, excessive tearing or eye dryness. BOTOX® is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women or people who are allergic to cow’s milk protein.

In the event you experience an adverse side effect from BOTOX®, rest assured you will be well cared for as a patient of Schaffer Plastic Surgery. Dr. Schaffer is committed to ensuring each patient can reach him personally after any procedure with any questions or concerns, and he has also been known to make house calls when needed.

Why Choose Schaffer Plastic Surgery for BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is only as effective as the specialist injecting it. At Schaffer Plastic Surgery, your BOTOX® injections will be administered personally by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Schaffer, who has received extensive training and understands the inner workings of facial nerves and muscles. Dr. Schaffer treats every patient like family and will communicate with you throughout your injection session to ensure your peace of mind and comfort. Here, our goal is for you to be as pleased with your injection experience as you are with your results.

Although BOTOX® is safe, when used in the hands of an unskilled administrator, it can give unnatural results that look like you’ve had “work done.” You do not need to be concerned about this sort of outcome when receiving BOTOX® injections at Schaffer Plastic Surgery! As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Schaffer has years of experience in administering BOTOX® and applies his in-depth understanding of this product to every single expertly planned injection.

Achieving natural-looking results is our top priority next to patient safety. Dr. Schaffer is committed to using the least amount of BOTOX® possible to deliver your desired results, which also helps cut costs for patients. He thoroughly plans each injection before administering it, to provide the safest, longest-lasting results possible. At your injection appointment, you will not be rushed; rather, Dr. Schaffer will likely spend more time planning your treatment session than on the treatment itself.

Schedule your appointment at Schaffer Plastic Surgery for more information on BOTOX® treatments. We are eager to welcome you to our family and develop a customized plan to help you achieve smoother, younger-looking skin.