What Are Neuromodulators?
There are different neuromodulators available, and they all essentially work by temporarily weakening the muscles in the face by affecting the nerve that stimulates that particular muscle.
The bacteria clostridium botulinum produces a toxin called botulinum toxin (BTX). Regardless of the type of neuromodulator, they all inhibit the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACH), which prevents muscle contraction of the facial muscles that cause wrinkles.
What Can Botox Treat?
Botox can treat a variety of cosmetic issues, including:
- Moderate to severe forehead wrinkles
- Wrinkles around the eyes
- Frown lines
- Excessive sweating under the arms
- Migraines and headaches
Botox Reversal or Correction
Botox is self-limiting, which means that it will go away on its own eventually. The effect may last up 3-4 months. If you experience a side effect or any sort of asymmetry, this can be managed in a variety of ways. If you have any questions about Botox correction, be sure to ask Dr. Parikh during your personalized consultation.
I was fortunate enough to meet Dr. Rikesh Parikh! Although being only 38, I was blessed with facial aging early. Dr. Parikh recommended a small amount of botox to clear the forehead and eye lines that joined me with motherhood. I was nervous as I didn’t want to look “frozen” but he was very honest and reassuring of the anticipated results. The procedure was seamlessly pain free and within a week I looked several years younger. Not only were my lines gone, but he arched and lifted my eyebrows giving me an ageless look. Several people have complimented me, but nobody has suspected I’ve had any work done. I can’t thank Dr. Parikh enough. Who knew, that something so simple would change my life. I will definitely be returning!
Before your Botox treatment, you will undergo a thorough consultation with Dr. Parikh. During your consultation, you should tell him what your goals and expectations are.
It is important to tell him about any medications you are taking, including NSAIDs like aspirin or ibuprofen, as these may increase the risk of bleeding and bruising. You should stop taking these medications at least one week prior to your Botox treatments.
Cost of Botox
The cost of this treatment depends on a few different factors, like the amount of product used, the amount of injections you receive, and more. If you have any questions about the price of this procedure, be sure to ask Dr. Parikh.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you are interested in learning more about Botox and think you may be a good candidate for this treatment, contact the Bellevue, Washington office of Dr. Rikesh Parikh to set up a consultation today. Dr. Parikh is a highly acclaimed double-board certified plastic surgeon who will be happy to answer any questions you may have about Botox.
Dana Griffin BSN RN
Aesthetic Nurse Injector
Trained by double board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rikesh Parikh MD FACS, Dana joins our practice as our aesthetic nurse and RN injector. She is passionate about helping people feel confident in their own skin by safely personalizing treatment goals, and enhancing natural beauty. Dana returned home to the PNW region to pursue her dream in aesthetic nursing after graduating with Honors in Bachelors of Nursing from the University of Arizona. She was also accepted from only a handful of colleagues into the Vanguard scholar of Nursing Excellence program. When she isn’t working, she loves to exercise, spend time with family, friends, and her two cats: Darla and Daphne.
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