Columbus BOTOX® Cosmetic 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. Board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Nogan and Nurse Injector Nancy Cotterman, RN, understand the location and function of the muscles and will help you achieve your desired result.
Number of Treatments
BOTOX Cosmetic® treatments are typically every 3-6 months depending on the area being treated.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into three individual areas: Periorbital (crow’s feet/both eyes are considered 1 area) Glabellar (between the eyebrows) Forehead (horizontal lines in the forehead)
The average BOTOX® Cosmetic injection takes about 15 minutes.
BOTOX ®Cosmetic really 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.
BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes the muscles that create expression lines and softens existing creases and wrinkles. It also prevents the development of permanent architectural changes in the skin structure that will eventually develop into the deep creases that are evident even when your face is completely relaxed.
Why consider BOTOX® Cosmetic?
- BOTOX® Cosmetic may be used to smooth out the forehead lines
- BOTOX® Cosmetic may be used to smooth out the glabellar (vertical frown lines between the brows) “11” lines
- BOTOX® Cosmetic may be used to soften the periorbital lines(crow’s feet)
- BOTOX® Cosmetic may be used to give a slight lift to the outer eyebrow
- BOTOX® Cosmetic used to relax the bands or cords in the neck
- BOTOX® Cosmetic may be used to treat the vertical wrinkles in the upper lip
Dr. Stephen Nogan views BOTOX® Cosmetic as a medical procedure. Columbus Facial Plastics at Sullivan Centre is among the top BOTOX ®Cosmetic users in the nation. Our Nurse Injector, Nancy Cotterman RN, graduated from a comprehensive BOTOX® Cosmetic training program; her expertise, experience and professionalism, combined with a caring nature, makes our team one of the best BOTOX® Cosmetic Injection teams in the country.
- For maximum benefit, avoid the following for a minimum of 4 hours following your injection:
- Rubbing the area at the injection site
- Massages – Haircuts
- Facials – Skin Care Treatments
- Any activity that may massage the face and scalp
- It may take up to 2 weeks to see the maximum benefit of your Botox Cosmetic injection.
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 Juvederm Volbella, Juvederm Vollure and Juvederm Voluma are manufactured by Allergan, the makers of Botox Cosmetic.
Please call our office at 614-436-8888 and our reception staff will be happy to assist you with scheduling. Dr. Nogan schedules injections on Mondays and Thursdays. Our Nurse Injector is available to perform injections Monday through Friday, Wednesday evenings, and occasionally on Saturday.
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 available at Columbus Facial Plastics at Sullivan Centre.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic safe?
Neurotoxins have become one of the standard non-surgical treatment options to maintain a youthful appearance. Neurotoxin manufacturers have achieved unparalleled success with these injectable “miracle drugs” to eliminate unwanted lines and wrinkles. In early 2008, however, a few safety concerns surfaced in the media. While these concerns predominately focus on high-dose therapeutic uses of neurotoxins, there have also been concerns regarding neurotoxin use for cosmetic purposes.
To date, there have been no published or unpublished reports of death as the result of the administration of BOTOX® or MYOBLOC® or DYSPORT® for cosmetic use. In early 2008, the FDA did however issue a safety concern of BOTOX®, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and MYOBLOC® when used off-label to treat spasticity in the lower limbs. A few pediatric cerebral palsy patients were reported to have died after receiving large doses of BOTOX®. The FDA has yet to reach any conclusions.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has an unparalleled safety record. Millions of treatments have been given over a period of decades. If there were significant risks, they would have been apparent by now. While Dr. Nogan is highly confident in the safety profile of neurotoxin products, he does have concerns in how, where, and by whom these drugs are administered. Who performs your Botox injection matters.
Patients seeking Columbus BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal filler injections have every right to expect the best trained and qualified individual to perform their procedure.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a registered trademark of Allergan, Inc
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 at Sullivan Centre, 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. You get to choose if you look fresh or frozen!
How can skin care products help me?
Columbus BOTOX®, Cosmetic and good skin care are a winning team. Medical-grade skin care products, whether used as an adjunct to other procedures or as an initial step in improving skin health, help to improve your skin’s appearance and to rejuvenate healthy skin cells. Gels, creams, serums and exfoliators available for purchase have different purposes. It is important to use the 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 in Columbus, Ohio 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. Dr. Stephen Nogan actively participates in all treatment plans for new patients and with so many options available today, it is important to trust your face to a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Nogan, Nurse Injector Nancy Cotterman RN, Director of Skin Care Dina Maynard ,and team work 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 at Sullivan Centre to schedule your consultation to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic. Skin Care Director Dina Maynard, Nurse injector Nancy Cotterman RN, Dr. Stephen Nogan and his professional staff proudly serve you from Columbus, Ohio. We offer a range of procedures to help you achieve your best skin.