Botox in Minneapolis–St. Paul
Not all cosmetic treatments require surgery. For patients seeking cosmetic treatments to improve the appearance of the face, BOTOX® and facial fillers can treat these issues non-surgically. Mahjouri Cosmetic Surgery & Skincare Clinic provides BOTOX® and facial fillers to the residents of Fridley, Minneapolis, Anoka, and the surrounding communities.
What Is Botox?
Botox® is a procedure that uses Botulinum Toxin to treat the visual signs of aging, by reducing or removing wrinkles. The procedure is considered a safe, effective way of treating aging skin. Common areas for Botox® injections include horizontal forehead furrows, vertical lines between the eyebrows and "crow's feet" around the eyes. Botox® has proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation and is capable of producing phenomenal improvements in your appearance.
BOTOX® relaxes the muscles, smoothing the appearance of the skin. When applied to facial muscles, wrinkles and creases gradually disappear. Additionally, patients suffering from migraines may find relief with BOTOX®.
Reasons for Considering a Botox Treatment
- Excessive facial wrinkles.
- Large wrinkles or furrows in your forehead.
- Small wrinkles or “crow’s feet” around your eyes.
- A vertical “frown line” between your eyebrows.
- Reduce excessive facial wrinkles
- Remove larger forehead furrows or small crow’s feet near the eyes
- Eliminate frown lines between the eyebrows
General Procedure and Recovery after BOTOX®
During an appointment for facial fillers, our Fridley cosmetic surgeon may numb the area where the filler is applied to enhance patient comfort. Experiencing some redness, swelling, or bruising is normal for a short while after injection, but these signs can be reduced by avoiding blood-thinners, aspirin, and other medication for one week prior to scheduled appointments.
Dr. Mahjouri recommends avoiding aspirin or other blood thinners for one week prior to treatment. This will reduce any bruising patients may experience after BOTOX® treatment. During a BOTOX® injection, our Fridley cosmetic surgeon will numb the site of the injection before patients receive BOTOX® and will then apply an ice pack to help prevent swelling.
We recommend not lying down, applying cosmetics, or exercising for the first four hours after injection. We also recommend not rubbing or massaging the site of the injection. However, BOTOX® patients can otherwise resume their normal lives immediately following treatment.
BOTOX® typically takes between three to four days to reach its full effect and lasts between three to four months. Dr. Mahjouri will take photos and monitor your progress during this time.
The procedure works by altering the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to wrinkles. A cream with local anesthetic will be placed on your skin prior to treatment, and ice will be immediately applied upon completion of the Botox® treatment. Typically a small amount (1-2 cc’s) of Botox® is injected into the area of the wrinkle. Botox® works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles, thereby relaxing them. The result is the underlying facial muscles relax and the skin begins to smooth out. The effects of a Botox® treatment will last approximately three to six months after which the patient may choose to repeat the procedure.
Patients generally return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure, however following the post-procedure guidelines will dramatically reduce the length and intensity of the recovery period. Patients should avoid engaging in heavy physical exercise, applying cosmetics, or laying down flat for a minimum of 4 hours after the injections. It is also advisable to avoid rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 24 hours.
Facial Fillers – What Are They?
Alternatively, a patient may prefer facial fillers instead of or in addition to BOTOX®. Rather than causing the muscles to relax, facial fillers build materials underneath wrinkles and creases to create a younger, smooth appearance. Dr. Mahjouri may use one of the following brands of facial fillers: Radiesse®, Bellafill®, Juvederm®, or Restylane®.
- Juvederm® and Restylane® can last as long as six months for large creases and wrinkles
- Radiesse® often lasts between eighteen and twenty-four months when applied to smile and frown lines
- Bellafill® usually lasts three to five years
Each brand has a different intended application, a different effect duration, and different materials used for each, allowing Dr. Mahjouri to customize patient treatment plans accordingly.
Why Choose Mahjouri Plastic Surgery, MN
Dr. Mahjouri’s dedication to education and experience led to his Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Despite his quality of extensive surgery experience, medical journals, and media exposure, Dr. Mahjouri has formed strong relationships with his patients and received very positive testimonials. Whether it’s a BOTOX® Cosmetic injection, Facial Skin Resurfacing (Face Laser Treatments), Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery), Minneapolis Breast Augmentations, Tummy TucksMinneapolis, or Facelifts (Facial Plastic Surgery) MN, Dr. Mahjouri’s results and testimonials speak for themselves.
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