Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Botulinum toxin (Type A) is a cosmetic injection that blocks the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. This effect relaxes and smooths the look of lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive movements on the face—most commonly, between the brows, crows-feet around the eyes, and horizontal forehead creases. Botulinum toxin is also used cosmetically to balance facial asymmetry and relax tight neck bands, as well as medically to reduce perspiration and to treat migraine headaches and muscle spasticity.
Botox injections can usually be completed on the same day as the initial evaluation. They do not require hours to perform or days to recover. Once you and Dr. Date have decided on an appropriate treatment, he will prepare you and the medication for the procedure. The injection site will be cleansed and will usually not require anaesthesia prior to injection. The needles used are very short and thin, causing minimal pain. Depending on your specific concerns and condition, a number of injections will be needed to achieve the desired result.
This procedure will be based on facial features and aesthetic preferences. Dr. Date will recommend an approach based on your goals and facial characteristics, including the shape of your face. The goal of this procedure to help you achieve the most beautiful and natural-looking results.
The downtime from Botox is minimal. Botulinum toxin
A injections can usually be completed on the same
day as the initial evaluation. They do not require
hours to perform or days to recover. After the
injections you can return to your regular activities
immediately; however, strenuous activity is
discouraged for the remainder of the day. Redness
and swelling that occur at the time of injection
usually resolve quickly. Any bruising that might
occur post-treatment will usually resolve over a
week or two. Dr. Date provides patients with
detailed postoperative instructions that enhance the
healing process and limit your downtime. It is
important to remember that everyone’s recovery will
vary depending on an individual’s pain tolerance and
Botox injections are generally low-risk and do not require the intensive screening of a surgical procedure.