Throughout our lives, we all smile, laugh, frown, squint, and make other facial expressions to help us communicate. Young, healthy skin and muscles contract to make an expression and then relax back to smooth. However, the facial can become tense from contracting, which causes lines to form on the skin over the muscle. Known as dynamic wrinkles, these are lines and creases throughout the face that can still be seen after the face relaxes. These dynamic wrinkles typically appear between the eyebrows, in the "crow's feet" at the corners of the eyes, horizontal creases on the forehead, and other areas of the face. BOTOX Cosmetic is a popular injectable wrinkle treatment that is used to temporarily relax dynamic wrinkles throughout the face for a more refreshed, youthful appearance. At Arizona Premier Surgery, we offer BOTOX Cosmetic injections to help patients in and around Chandler, Gilbert, and Scottsdale relax their dynamic wrinkles for 3 – 6 months.
"I was referred to Dr. Albert Amini following a ct scan. He professionally went over the results with me. His caring nature assured me that the results were probably non-evasive. He suggested a follow-up mri in 6 months. During my follow-up appointment, his caring professional demeanor asked me that son was alright. Dr. Amini sat with me, described the images of the mri, and gave me his professional opinion of the results of the scan."- H.F. / Yelp / Jan 19, 2018
"I knew I needed two surgery hernias when I visited by GP. She gave me the name of a surgeon but when I checked him out, I was not satisfied. I then began looking for someone with great reviews that covered many different facets. I found Dr. Amini and am so glad I did. I had only one visit to determine the issues and within days I had surgery scheduled. He is easy to talk to; listens to concerns and the surgery went well. Staff was great also!"- K.L. / Healthgrades / Jun 28, 2018
"Dr. Vazquez was recommended by my primary care physician. She did a fine needle biopsy on my thyroid. The diagnosis was cancer and Dr. Vazquez recommended that my thyroid should be removed. As she immediately inspired confidence, I followed her recommendation. The surgery was uncomfortable, but not painful. Now, over five weeks late, my scar is very small and should not be noticeable in a short time. Dr. Vazquez is professional in every sense of? the word. I recommend her highly."- R.R. / Healthgrades / Jun 20, 2018
"Caring and professional, she does exceptional surgery that’s cosmetically appealing. Fantastic doctor."- L. / Healthgrades / Jun 20, 2018
"This review is for Dr. Bianca Vazquez. She removed my thyroid due to a diagnosis of cancer. I totally agree with? the review by Zorina. Dr. Vazquez completely? defines the word professional? but is also a very pleasant individual. She has a great sense of humor and is very thorough. My scar is barely noticeable and the surgery itself was uncomfortable? but never painful. The day after the surgery my wife (who couldn't pick me up) was surprised to see me walk up the front steps with a smile on my face. No surgery is pleasant, but it was a joy to work with Dr. Vazquez. Highest recommendation!"- R.R. / Yelp / Jun 19, 2018
Common Reasons for Treatment
Dynamic Lines and Wrinkles
Deep lines caused by facial expressions that can make a person look angry, sad, tired, or upset. BOTOX injections relax the contracted facial muscle, which allows the overlying skin to be smoother. BOTOX can be used at the earliest signs of aging to stave off the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.
BOTOX can also be used to improve facial symmetry by relaxing muscles, tight neck bands, and muscle spasms. Facial asymmetry may be a congenital condition or it may be caused by an accident or injury to the face.
Beyond cosmetic uses, BOTOX can also be used to treat certain medical conditions including migraine headaches and hyperhidrosis (excessive perspiration). BOTOX can also help patients with blepharospasms (eyelid spasms), cervical dystonia, some movement disorders, as well as crossed or lazy eyes.
Before their treatment, patients will discuss their concerns and goals with the doctor along with their medical history so an appropriate BOTOX treatment plan can be created. In some cases, BOTOX may be combined with Juvéderm wrinkle filler treatments for what is known as a "liquid facelift." The injections sites will be marked and cleansed before the doctor carefully injects an appropriate amount of BOTOX into the needed areas of the face. Most patients have little to no discomfort after the initial needle prick, but numbing creams can be applied to help patients feel more relaxed during their treatment.
What to Expect
BOTOX injections typically take about 30 minutes, but this will vary based on what is being treated and the number of injection sites. Performed as an outpatient procedure, patients can leave to resume their normal activities after their treatment, but they should be careful to avoid touching their face and performing strenuous activities. Patients may have some swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection sites that typically subside 1 – 3 days after treatment. Patients should schedule a follow up appointment 2 weeks after their initial injection so the doctor can check their results and address any reactions or side effects. To maintain results, patients should schedule BOTOX treatments every 3 – 6 months.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 Day
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Smile Without Lines
Go ahead and express yourself with smiles, laughs, frowns, and other facial expressions without worrying about creating dynamic lines and wrinkles. Schedule a consultation to learn more about BOTOX Cosmetic injectable wrinkle treatments at Arizona Premier Surgery for cosmetic and medical benefits.