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Botulinum toxin is a popular non-surgical way to temporarily reduce or eliminates facial fine lines and wrinkles. The most commonly used, FDA-approved forms of botulinum toxin injections are Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. These products can be used to smooth wrinkles in the frown lines (above and between the eyefrows), forehead creases and in the crow’s feet near the eyes. Exppnded uses for Botox include muscle bands in the neck, thick jaw muscles, and lip lines.

Injections of botulinum toxin blocks nerve signals from causing contraction in the muscle in which it was injected. If the muscle cannot contract the wrinkles caused by the muscle contraction are reduced or eliminated. The end result is diminished unwanted facial wrinkles or appearance.

Botulinum toxin can be used to:
  • Smooth crow’s feet, forehead furrows, frown lines, lip lines and bunny lines
  • Diminish neck bands
  • Improve the appearance of skin dimpling of the chin
  • Lift the corners of the mouth
  • Soften a square jaw line
  • Correct a gummy smile

Dr. Derderian’s Goals for Botox:

Dr. Derderian’s goals for Botox injection is to reduce unwanted frown lines or wrinkles while maintaining a natural appearance in your ability to show animate and show emotion.

Am I a candidate for Botox?

Most patients with unwanted wrinkles of the forehead, frown lines and crow’s feet can benefit from Botox. Botulinum toxin can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures—such as chemical peelslaser treatmentsdermal fillers or microdermabrasion—to further improve your results. This combination of therapies can even help to prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles. For patients with advanced signs of aging surgical rejuvenation may be a better option. It is best to seek a consultation to learn more about what options are best for you.

What happens at consultation?

It is important to have specific goals for improvement when you come to your consultation. Dr. Derderian will perform a detailed history and physical examination of the areas you are concerned about. The injection of Botox is typically performed at the time of the initial consultation.

How is Botox Injection performed?

Injection of botulinum toxin is a simple procedure in experienced hands. There are over 40 muscles in your face and a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the facial muscles and how they are affecting your appearance is critical. Usually some topical anesthetic is applied to the face 30 minutes before starting. A very thin needle is used to inject small amounts of botulinum toxin into the targeted muscles. To achieve an ideal outcome from botulinum toxin injections the injector must target the correct spots for treatment. Experience and a detailed understanding of the facial muscle anatomy allows Dr. Derderian to target the wrinkle-producing muscles for paralysis and the muscles that power your natural facial expressions will be preserved. Botulinum toxin treatment injections usually take less than 15 minutes. The number of injections you need will depend on your goals and the extent of your wrinkles.

What is the recovery period?

There is no down time or recovery time for botulinum toxin injections. You may resume normal activities immediately. It is common to have slight redness to the injected areas on the day of injection. It is important to not rub or massage the treated areas to avoid spreading of the botulinum toxin to other areas of your face.

When is the final result appreciable?

The affect of Botox injection is not immediate, but it usually only takes 3-7 days for the full affect to occur. The duration of improvement varies from patient to patient, but on average it lasts for about three to five months.

What is the Cost of Botox Treatment?

The cost of botulinum toxin injections varies. The two primary factors that impact the cost are the amount of Botox needed to treat the patient’s concerns and the expertise and qualifications of the person performing the treatment.

Why Choose Dr. Derderian?

Dr. Derderian had extensive training in cosmetic surgery at New York University and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (MEETH). After completing his residency Dr. Derderian did a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in Dallas in 2011. Dr. Derderian is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and he frequently performs injection of Botox and filler at his Dallas practice.

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