We specialize in a natural, refreshed look with Botox
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe lines on the face for a short period of time (temporary).
BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by Dr. Detlefsen as a simple, nonsurgical treatment. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form.
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Dr. Detlefsen has been recognized as a top injector by Allergan, the manufacturer of Botox and is in the top 7% of Botox injectors. A few virtually painless injections and the lines across your forehead or around your eyes will disappear. As individuals, our facial expressions are unique. Be sure to trust your Botox treatment to an expert physician injector to achieve your best result possible.
- Is Botox approved by the FDA?
Yes, Botox is approved by the FDA as a cosmetic and medical treatment.Botox was first approved by the FDA in 1989 as a medical treatment for 2 eye disorders namely Blepharospasm (uncontrollable blinking) and Strabismus (misaligned eyes). In 2000, the FDA approved Botox to treat cervical dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes severe shoulder and neck muscles contraction.Botox was approved by the FDA as a cosmetic treatment in April of 2002.In 2004, the FDA approved Botox as a treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis for patients who do not respond positively to topical prescription drugs.
- How long will the results last and how soon can the patient see the results?
Results last for around 3 to 4 months. Re-injection of Botox is required to maintain the desired appearance. Results can be seen at 1 to 2 weeks after the treatment.
- Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with Botox cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if 'you've "had work done". Dr. Detlefsen and our staff will take the time to make sure that your goals are met to ensure a natural refreshed look that you will be happy with.
- How often should a patient have Botox treatment to maintain the desired results?
To maintain the desired look and results, it is advisable to have Botox treatments every 3 to 6 months.
- Is Botox expensive?
Most patients are surprised at how affordable Botox is. Because each person's needs are different we would need to see you to give a precise cost. We provide complimentary consultations to find out what is best for you.