Botox is an FDA-approved injectable drug used in the treatment of dynamic facial wrinkles. Such wrinkles form over time due to muscle contractions that occur when you laugh, smile, or frown. When a Botox injection is applied, the facial muscles relax and no longer contract, resulting in visibly smoother, younger-looking skin.
There are many advantages to getting Botox injections with Scott Wells, MD. In addition to working with a highly skilled plastic surgeon with many decades of experience, Botox affords our patients more youthful aesthetics without requiring surgical intervention and little to no downtime after completion. Many patients see results as soon as 24 to 48 hours after treatment for moderate to severe frown lines. Results last for up to 4 months post-treatment.
Before undergoing the procedure, Dr. Scott Wells will complete a full consultation with you to determine your expectations and treatment goals. He will also examine your face and perform a facial analysis. In his practice, Dr. Wells focuses on a conservative approach in which he likes to carefully balance Botox injections and administer Botox only in the places where it is actually needed.
Overall, Botox injections are quick and relatively free of discomfort. Patients frequently describe the treatment as feeling like a pinch. In any case, Dr. Wells may numb the injection site with ice or administer numbing cream to minimize any possible discomfort that you feel during the procedure. The injection usually only takes about 10 minutes and patients are able to resume their normal routine immediately afterward. The procedure is so simple that patients can schedule Botox injections during his or her lunch break, then get back to the day’s routine with no downtime.
Contact our office to learn more about Botox or to schedule an appointment for your consultation with Dr. Wells.