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BOTOX® FAQ

How Does BOTOX® Work?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases and crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks nerve impulses, temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.

Which Issues Can BOTOX® Treat?

Along with horizontal forehead lines, vertical lines between the brows, and crow’s feet around the eyes, BOTOX® can be used to smooth away chin wrinkles, bunny lines, and vertical lip lines (lipstick lines).

BOTOX® Cosmetic is also often used to relax harsh vertical neck bands, soften an overly masculine jaw and jawline, and treat migraine headaches and hyperhidrosis (excess sweating).

Is BOTOX® right for me?

Most patients are ideal candidates for BOTOX® treatments. If you have fine wrinkles caused by contracted muscles and are looking for a non-surgical solution, you are a good candidate for this injectable product.

Patients who are not ideal candidates include women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and patients who have active skin infections in the target areas.


What happens during a BOTOX® Treatment?

During a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, small controlled doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are injected directly into a specific muscle, effectively paralyzing it. By doing so, the problem caused by the muscle, such as crow’s feet or frown lines will cease. With each injection you will feel a needle prick, then a mild stinging or burning for a few seconds as the medicine flows into the muscle. A BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment takes about 10 minutes.

What results should I anticipate?


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After the procedure, you are ready to get on with your day. There is no recovery time needed. Results are evident in 3-7 days. Over 3-5 months following the treatment, the effect fades and muscle action returns. If the lines begin to reappear, a quick and easy repeat BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is all that is required to keep your face free of creases and wrinkles.

What can I expect post-surgery?

BOTOX® results can be expected in 3-7 days after the procedure. For the best results, we ask that patients refrain from use of aspirin and aspirin like products, vitamin E and fish and/or garlic oil 7-10 prior to the procedure. Taking these from your diet prior to will decrease your chance of bruising and optimize your result.

How Much Does BOTOX® Cost?


The cost of BOTOX® is determined by the practice you choose to visit for your treatment session. Additionally, the price of BOTOX® will depend on the number of treatment regions and the number of units needed to achieve your desired results.

Schedule Your Consultation

To learn more about the many benefits of BOTOX® in Richmond, contact McKeown Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Joseph McKeown will be happy to tell you about the details of the treatment during a consultation.