BOTOX® Cosmetic Questions

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BOTOX® Cosmetic Questions

denver and lone tree, colorado

Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Broadway and Dr. Cisco have received extensive, specialized training and certification which sets them apart from other cosmetic surgeons.

Dr. Broadway

He has completed residencies and a fellowship in four specialties relating to cosmetic surgery. Dr. Broadway is one of the few plastic surgeons who has achieved four separate Board Certifications: American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat, Head and Neck Surgery)

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX® is an FDA-approved medicine that reduces the appearance of fine lines and other facial imperfections. BOTOX® effectively treats:

    • Crow’s feet
    • Brow wrinkles
    • Forehead wrinkles
    • Smile lines
    • Frown lines
How does BOTOX work?

BOTOX® Cosmetic blocks the communication between nerve endings and muscles, inhibiting neuromuscular activity that leads to fine lines. By relaxing muscle contraction in your face, BOTOX® softens wrinkles and fine lines.

As we age, repetitive facial expressions and overactive facial muscles often cause what are termed “dynamic wrinkles” – including crow’s feet, frown lines, lip wrinkles, and forehead wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic eliminates these wrinkles through the use of botulinum toxin, which blocks the nerve impulses that cause your facial muscles to contract. Once your facial muscles are relaxed, the wrinkles in the overlying skin soften and become smoothed out. BOTOX® Cosmetic is different from other treatments – such as Restylane® or Radiesse™ – since it does not plump up the skin or “fill” wrinkles; it simply allows the skin to flatten out.

Most patients do not need anesthesia during treatment. However, a topical cream can be applied before injection to reduce possible discomfort. The results of BOTOX® usually take around a week to become fully apparent. This allows time for your treated muscles to weaken and the overlying skin to flatten.

What are the associated risks?

BOTOX® Cosmetic’s excellent safety profile is a key reason it remains the number one non-surgical cosmetic procedure performed in the United States each year. No permanent side effects have been recognized, and temporary complications – such as bruising, numbness, redness, itching, nausea and headaches – are rare and most often minor. In around 1% of patients, muscles may over-relax in areas where treatment wasn’t intended. Thankfully, this side effect is also temporary and will resolve itself given time.

You can reduce the chances of BOTOX® side effects by receiving the treatment from a qualified and experienced professional like Dr. Broadway or Dr. Cisco.


How long do results last?

You may see improvement from BOTOX® immediately, and the full cosmetic effect should appear in a few days. BOTOX® is not permanent, and you will need another treatment after four to six months to maintain results. 

Repeat BOTOX® treatments usually last progressively longer than previous injections, since your muscles are already partially “trained” to remain in a relaxed state. After a second treatment, some patients experience results that last for an entire year.

For more long-term results, you may want to consider a procedure like a facelift.

What is the treatment process like?

Receiving BOTOX® is quick and painless. The entire procedure takes about 10 minutes or less, and no anesthesia is required. BOTOX® is injected into the treatment site with a syringe, and the process is complete. You do not need any time for recovery, but you may experience some swelling, tenderness and redness at the injection site. These temporary side effects should go away and you will see results within a few days. Results will continue to improve over the next 30 days.

How do I know if BOTOX® is right for me?

In order to qualify for BOTOX® Cosmetic, you must be between the ages of 18 and 75. If you are pregnant, you should not be treated. Also, if you have certain neurological disorders – such as myasthenia gravis, ALS, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome – you might be at increased risk for complications. Broadway Plastic Surgery’s certified doctors can help you determine if you are a good candidate for BOTOX® based on your medical history.

If our doctors determine that BOTOX® is not right for you, they may suggest an alternative skin care rejuvenation solution. BOTOX® may not be the solution for you if you have:

  • Allergic reactions to any of the ingredients
  • Skin infection where BOTOX® will be injected
  • Asthma or emphysema
  • A disease affecting your muscles and nerves (such as Lou Gehrig’s disease)


Where should I seek BOTOX treatment?

It is critically important to receive BOTOX® treatment from a medical professional. Results can be dangerous when you are treated by an inexperienced and poorly qualified individual. The skincare staff at the Broadway Center for Plastic Surgery is composed of R.N.s and licensed aestheticians that are qualified to administer BOTOX® injections.

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If you live in the Denver, Colorado area and have further questions about BOTOX®, please contact our offices today to schedule a personal consultation.

If you live in the Denver, Colorado area and have further questions about BOTOX®, please contact our offices today to schedule a personal consultation.

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Disclaimer: Our website contains general medical information. The medical information contained on the website is not advice and should not be treated as such. Patients results may vary depending on various factors that are unique to each individual.