Creating a smooth, fresh look
Many people have heard of Botox, since it is one of the most popular cosmetic injectables on the market. Patients use Botox to diminish many of visible signs of aging. Botox may be right for you if you spend a lot of time concentrating, frowning, or squinting, and you have started to notice wrinkle lines in between your eyebrows. At his Riverside office, Dr. Hardesty uses many modalities to help his patients look younger. The oldest neuromodulator is Botox that was originally designed to reduce facial wrinkles. Now it has many and various indications for use. Dr. Hardesty is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has years of experience providing this service for people in and around Riverside. The team at Imagine Plastic Surgery help to provide patients with smooth, healthy-looking skin.
Botox is a cosmetic injectable that works by selectively, precisely, and locally blocking neurotransmitters thus relaxing the muscles that cause unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. Only the muscle precisely injected will relax that cause the wrinkles resulting in smooth skin. The surrounding muscles are not affected and remain functional. Dr. Hardesty and his highly trained team of medical professionals administers the purified form of botulinum toxin type A in the least quantity needed to obtain the desired result. Many women and men select Botox because it is a quick procedure and very effective. Dr. Hardesty and his team takes a great amount of time getting to know his patients to help determine the right treatment plan for them.
During your consultation appointment with Dr. Hardesty and his staff, it will be important that you know exactly the area(s) of concern that you would like treated. Dr. Hardesty and his staff will look at your skin and evaluate the tissue, elasticity, and skin damage to make a treatment plan that is unique to you. Since Botox is relative quick treatment and takes minimal time to prepare for, you can have this procedure done the same day as your consultation. Your unique treatment plan will depend on your overall aesthetic goals and what you want to treat.
Many patients aren’t aware of all the different ways Botox can help them. It is a very versatile injectable, that has a range of uses. Botox can treat multiple concerns like:
- Facial Asymmetry
- Eyelid Spasms
- Lazy Eyes
- Muscle Spasticity
- Excessive Sweating
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At your consultation appointment with Dr. Hardesty and his staff, he will want to do an examination of your skin condition as well as learn about your medical history. Then he and his staff will plan a course of treatment for your desired results. Sometimes Botox is paired with other procedures such as chemical peels, laser treatments, dermal fillers, or microdermabrasion. The combination of these different treatments can help prevent future wrinkles, lines, or skin damage. To create your treatment plan Dr. Hardesty and his staff will go over some things with you:
- The expectation of the results
- How the injections will be performed
- How many injections you will need
- Possible side effects
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For the treatment, Dr. Hardesty will provide you with a detailed list of instructions to achieve optimal results. Patients can return to their daily activities right away, but strenuous activity should be diminished for the rest of the day. You may experience some redness and swelling that occur at the injection site. This usually resolves quickly. It is important to avoid touching the treatment area and to get clearance from Dr. Hardesty before taking any medications.
Results from Botox are temporary. It is best to keep a relationship with Dr. Hardesty to make sure that your results are long-lasting. It varies from patient-to-patient depending on skin and muscle tissue as well as lifestyle habits.
Botox is a toxin that can be dangerous if taken in large quantities that not observed by a board-certified surgeon. There are possible risks of temporary muscle weakness, dizziness, nausea, swelling, and redness. Dr. Hardesty will go over all of the risks with you at the time of the consultation.
Anyone can get Botox injections done. Botox can’t always treat deep lines and wrinkles. By consulting with Dr. Hardesty, he will know if Botox will benefit you.
If you are interested in learning more about Botox and how it can help you, then contact our Riverside office today. Dr. Hardesty and his team have years of experience helping to give all of their patients a smooth, fresh look. To schedule a consultation, you can take our self assessment survey, call the office or fill out an online form and a team member will be in touch.