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What BOTOX Can Do

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BOTOX is a non-surgical, injectable therapy used by plastic surgeons like Dr. Javad Sajan to help diminish the appearance of patients' facial lines and wrinkles. It works as a neuromodulator, causing facial muscles to temporarily relax. As such, it can reduce facial wrinkles and, to some extent, it also can help prevent new wrinkles from forming. Injectable facial treatments like BOTOX may be a viable alternative to plastic surgery for some men and women and the results can be rewarding. Visit Dr. Sajan for beautiful results from BOTOX Seattle patients love.

What is BOTOX?

When you laugh, smile, frown, squint or raise your eyebrows, you're repeating a specific set of muscle movements that can create wrinkles over time. The depth and extent of those wrinkles will depend on a number of factors, including genetic predisposition, environmental influences (exposure to airborne pollutants and UV rays), and whether or not you smoke.

A form of botulinum toxin A, BOTOX is an injectable medicine that blocks neuron impulses that instruct the facial muscles to respond. It is designed to temporarily improve the appearance of facial wrinkles, by relaxing the underlying muscles.

The most commonly targeted areas for treatment are:

  • Glabella lines (frown lines between your eyebrows)
  • Forehead lines
  • Upper lip lines
  • Downward turning corners of the lips
  • Crow's feet
  • Nasolabial folds/lines on the sides of your nose
  • Neck wrinkles, creases
  • Chin dimples

Because BOTOX "modifies" the movements of your facial muscles, the areas treated with injections gradually relax, allowing the skin overlying those relaxed muscles to appear smoother.

Wrinkles, grooves, lines and you

Time, the elements, and reflexive and non-reflexive (intentional) facial movements seem to carve deep lines and wrinkles on one's face. It can be challenging to look in a mirror and see such visible reminders of the aging process. While some people opt for plastic surgery to soften harsh lines and wrinkles, neuromodulators like BOTOX Cosmetic are a minimally invasive option for others.

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Are you a candidate for BOTOX?

BOTOX in Seattle is a very popular procedure among Dr. Sajan's patients because it's non-surgical and offers an effective way to treat lines and wrinkles throughout the face. In order to be considered an ideal candidate, you should be over 18 years of age and want to address signs of facial aging, such as crow's feet, lines around the mouth, and deep forehead wrinkles.

At what age should you start getting BOTOX injections?

Choosing to begin our Seattle BOTOX injections is a very personal decision that depends on a variety of factors, including your genetics and the steps you've taken throughout your life to protect your skin from the sun and damaging environmental elements. With that said, most of our patients come to Dr. Sajan for injections beginning in their late 20s and early 30s. At that time, the early signs of aging have just begun to appear, encouraging patients to take proactive steps to address them.

Your BOTOX injections

Prior to your injections, Dr. Sajan will review the specifics of your treatment with you. He will then have you sit in a treatment chair and ask you to contract your facial muscles so that he can determine where to place the BOTOX. From there, he will mark the treatment site before numbing the area with cold compresses.

You can expect to be at our Seattle office for about one hour, but your injections should only take ten minutes. When your BOTOX is administered by a skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Sajan, there should be minimal discomfort associated with the procedure. In addition, you shouldn't require any downtime and will be able to resume your normal daily routine immediately after your appointment.

Your treated wrinkles should be visibly improved within a few days, and your results will continue to progress over the next month or so. Depending on your body chemistry, your results can last up to four months. Regardless, you can count on Dr. Sajan to provide some of the best BOTOX Seattle patients have trusted for years.

Natural, never "frozen" results

Most patients are afraid of emerging from their Seattle BOTOX injections with a "frozen" appearance, due to an overly aggressive technique. Fortunately, that's not something you need to worry about when you choose a leading plastic surgeon, like Dr. Sajan, for your treatment. With his signature conservative approach, you can look forward to a naturally youthful appearance. In addition, Dr. Sajan will make sure you're able to continue moving your face and expressing your emotions with ease.

Potential side effects

For the vast majority of Dr. Sajan's patients, BOTOX injections result in very few, if any, complications. However, when side effects do occur, they tend to appear as mild numbness or tingling, minor swelling or bruising, a temporary headache, temporary nausea, a drooping eyelid or eyebrow, flu-like symptoms or an allergic reaction. Dr. Sajan goes to great lengths to avoid these side effects by using a proper injection technique. However, you can further reduce your risk by not rubbing the treatment area for about twelve hours after your injections.

Is BOTOX safe?

BOTOX has been a safe and effective treatment option for many years. However, it can react negatively with certain antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications and other prescriptions, so it's important to inform Dr. Sajan of all prescribed and over-the-counter medications you're taking. In addition, pregnant women and nursing mothers should avoid BOTOX because it has not been proven safe to a developing fetus or nursing baby.

Refresh your appearance with BOTOX Cosmetic

BOTOX is a highly recognized product worldwide. But despite brand recognition, successful outcomes depend on the skills of an experienced provider. To discuss the possible benefits of this facial treatment, contact Dr. Sajan's Seattle office today for a consultation.

Other Uses for BOTOX

While BOTOX injections are most known for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, frown lines, and other facial lines, there are a surprising number of ways that BOTOX can be used that people typically don’t know. In fact, BOTOX injections are FDA-approved to reduce the effects or symptoms of several disorders and conditions. Not only does BOTOX help reduce signs of aging by relaxing your facial muscles, this treatment can be effective for patients who suffer from the following medical conditions:

  • Excessive Sweating

    If you actively sweat on your face, underarms, hands or feet – also known as hyperhidrosis – BOTOX injections are an effective way to reduce symptoms. During this treatment plan, BOTOX works by blocking your nerves from reaching the sweat glands and producing perspiration. In just one to two weeks, you'll begin to notice a significant improvement – and a better quality of life.

  • Chronic Migraines

    With BOTOX, you can prevent migraines from affecting your daily life. During this treatment plan, BOTOX is injected in different spots on your head and neck to keep migraine symptoms at bay. We recommend continuing injections every 12 weeks to ensure you receive the full benefits.

  • Overactive Bladder

    If you have an overactive bladder due to physical or neurological conditions, BOTOX brings new hope. During this treatment, BOTOX is injected directly into the bladder muscle to reduce overactive bladder symptoms like leakage, plus lessen the urgency and frequency of bathroom visits. We recommend continued BOTOX injections to decrease daily overactive bladder episodes.

  • Crossed Eyes

    BOTOX injections can change the lives of those who suffer from crossed eyes, also known as strabismus. During this treatment, BOTOX is injected directly into the eye muscle to alter the position of the eye. In as little as 24 hours, the effects appear, with visible improvement. As the eye muscle structure eventually develops new receptors, causing the eyes to become crossed again, we recommend continued treatments every three to four months to maintain the positive effects.

  • Severe Neck Pain

    BOTOX can be used to treat chronic neck pain due to cervical dystonia, which causes your neck muscles to contract quickly and force your head to turn, twist, or tilt uncontrollably. BOTOX has also been known to be helpful in reducing the pain of whiplash injuries. For this treatment, the BOTOX is injected directly into the affected muscles, blocking the nerve signals telling your muscles to contract. We recommend continued BOTOX injections about every three months to gain the full benefits of treatment.

If you have any of these conditions, come in to Dr. Sajan's office today to determine if you are a candidate for a BOTOX procedure.

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