Botox is used to decrease wrinkles by weakening muscles of the face that create expression lines such as frown lines and crow’s feet. Precision placement of the solution does require several injection sites, as well as an in depth understanding of your anatomy. The careful placement of the BOTOX® Cosmetic injection will ensure that you achieve the smoothest skin surface while maintaining the movement that is critical for a natural appearance and expression. Our expert injectors understand the location and function of the muscles and will help you achieve your desired result.
Number of Treatments
Botox in Columbus, Ohio treatments are typically every 3-6 months depending on the area being treated.
Periorbital (crow’s feet) Glabellar (between the eyebrows) Forehead (horizontal lines in the forehead)
About 15 minutes.
Does not require any recovery, however mild pinkness and swelling may be present for about 30 minutes.
One week prior to your BOTOX® Cosmetic injection you should avoid all products containing aspirin, non-steroidal inflammatory medications (Motrin, Advil, Aleve, and Ibuprofen) and high doses of Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Fish Oil as these products may increase your risk of bruising.
3 Days prior to your treatment you should avoid all products containing aspirin, non-steroidal inflammatory medications (motrin, advil, aleve and ibuprofen) and alcohol as these products may increase bleeding and bruising.
Day of treatment please avoid caffeine
Post Treatment avoid the following for minimum of 4 hours following your injection:
- Rubbing the area at the injection site
- Facials/ skin care treatments
- Any activity that may massage the face or scalp
It may take up to 14 days to see the maximum benefit of your Botox injection.
Dr. Stephen Nogan views BOTOX® Cosmetic as a medical procedure. Columbus Facial Plastics is among the top BOTOX ®Cosmetic users in the nation. Our Nurse Injectors, Nancy Cotterman RN and Shireen Shatti CNP graduated from a comprehensive BOTOX® Cosmetic training program. Their expertise, experience and professionalism makes our team one of the best BOTOX® Cosmetic Injection teams in the country.
Please make sure you eat before your scheduled appointment. We do not want you to become light-headed with the procedure. Excessive amounts of caffeine may heighten your sensitivity to the injection.
Often times patients confuse BOTOX® Cosmetic with dermal fillers. While BOTOX® Cosmetic helps smooth out lines in the face, Dermal Fillers can fill in the lines and deficits. Fillers such as Volbella, Vollure and Voluma are manufactured by Allergan, the makers of Botox Cosmetic.
Scheduling is available online! Or you can call our office at 614-436-8888 and our staff will be happy to assist you with scheduling. Dr. Nogan schedules injections on Mondays and Thursdays. Our Nurse Injectors are available to perform injections Monday through Fridays.
What can I expect after the BOTOX procedure?
After the BOTOX treatment, your normal routine can be resumed almost immediately. There may be mild pinkness and swelling at the injection sites for 30 minutes. Because the injection points are so small, cosmetics and cover up make-up may be reapplied immediately after the injection. Our Director of Skin Care, Dina Maynard, recommends mineral based make-up products, these are available at Columbus Facial Plastics.
Is Botox safe?
Botox injections are considered safe when you’re under the care of a licensed and skilled provider. If you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, you should not receive Botox injections.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle cannot contract. This makes wrinkles relax and soften.
When should someone consider getting Botox?
It’s not your age that determines when BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you, it’s the severity of your lines. Whenever your lines start to bother you, go speak with your provider. They can help you determine if a Botox treatment is right for you.
Columbus, Ohio BOTOX® Cosmetic Fresh vs. Frozen:
Patients are often nervous to try BOTOX Cosmetic because they do not want to appear “frozen” while others prefer no facial movement. At Columbus Facial Plastics we believe that beauty is individual. Our goal is to listen to our patients and provide them with the results that make them feel beautiful and confident.
How can skin care products help me?
Medical-grade skin care products, help to improve your skin’s appearance and to rejuvenate healthy skin cells. It is important to use a regimen that is right for your skin type and lifestyle. We will help you define that regimen as part of your skin care consultation and treatment plan. Our Skin Care Director, Dina Maynard, frequently attends educational conferences all over the country. She is constantly studying and researching new product lines to be able to provide our patients with the best clinical skin care products available.
The Columbus Facial Plastics Difference:
We focus on the science of skin care. As a team, we value education and are constantly learning because we are passionate about what we do. Our team works together to develop individual treatment plans that will address your concerns and meet your expectations. We use VISIA Skin Analysis to measure treatment results because skin care should not be subjective. We will help you feel confident that you are receiving the correct treatment and products to achieve your healthiest skin and the appearance that you want.
Schedule Your Consultation
Interested in learning more about your options for a renewed appearance? Contact us today at Columbus Facial Plastics to schedule a consultation. We offer a range of procedures to help you achieve your best skin.