Botox® is the first FDA-approved treatment used to temporarily reduce crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines. Duan Copeland, MD of Male Therapeutics in Scottsdale, Arizona, offers Botox as one of many treatments to help you look as healthy as you feel. If you’ve been thinking of giving Botox a try but haven’t yet taken the plunge, schedule a visit at Male Therapeutics today. You can book an appointment online or over the phone.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable medication that temporarily lessens the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, and horizontal forehead lines. It’s currently the world’s most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatment, and for good reason.

Treatments are safe, effective, and lasting. Best of all, Botox can help turn back the hands of time without anesthesia or any of the risks that accompany plastic surgery. Because the effects last for around four months, you’ll be able to see how Botox works for you before committing to subsequent treatments.

How does Botox work?

Botox is formulated from a minute volume of a toxin known as Clostridium botulinum. In certain concentrations this substance is deadly, but the amount used in medical and cosmetic applications is carefully controlled and perfectly safe.

When injected into your facial muscles, Botox works by impeding the ability of those muscles to perform their full range of motion. That means they can no longer tug and pull your skin into lines, folds, and wrinkles.

Getting Botox injections takes just a few moments and is not a painful process. There’s no need for advanced preparation or recovery time, so you can return to your normal daily routines immediately afterward.

It takes around 24-48 hours before results begin to develop, and it can take as long as 10 days for the full effects to become apparent. You can expect your results to last around four months, at which time you’ll begin to notice your lines and wrinkles gradually returning.   

Will Botox leave my face “frozen?”

Early Botox treatments sometimes resulted in an unnatural, “frozen” facial appearance. Today, however, Botox is far more common and treatment guidelines ensure that your facial muscles will still be able to function, just not at the same level they do without treatment.

Working with a skilled practitioner is also important. Male Therapeutics has the experience to know exactly how much Botox to inject at the precise locations to create optimal results. You won’t look odd, unnatural, or frozen, just more youthful and well-rested.

Male Therapeutics also offers Dysport®, another injectable that offers similar results. Dysport takes effect a bit faster than Botox, and the effects expand to a larger treatment area. Male Therapeutics can discuss the pros and cons of each option to help you make an informed decision about your treatment.

To explore these options in greater detail, schedule a consultation today, online or over the phone.