WHAT ARE BOTOX INJECTIONS?
Welcome to Columbine Aesthetics , where we offer the best in botox treatments in the greater Littleton area! Botox is a protein-based injectable which works to minimize wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily softening the muscles which cause them. It is a minimally invasive procedure with no anesthesia needed, allowing you to return to your normal activities with minimal to no downtime. With botox treatments, you can look years younger and feel your best confident self!
Here at Columbine, we proudly offer Xeomin® and Dysport®. Xeomin®, manufactured by Merz Aesthetics, is a smart toxin with a double-filtered formula that removes unnecessary proteins, so you get only what’s needed for smoother frown lines, treatment after treatment. Dysport ®, manufactured by Galderma, is prescription neurotoxin injection proven to help smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows—without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face.
COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT BOTOX INJECTIONS
How does botox work?
Botulinum toxin is a neurotoxin that inhibits release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction. Don't let that word toxin scare you! This is a very safe procedure with years of research and results to prove it. Injection of small quantities of botulinum toxin into specific overactive muscles causes localized muscle relaxation that smooths the overlying skin and reduces wrinkles.
Who can get botox treatments?
Botox is approved for patients who are 18 years and older and most experts agree that patients in their mid to late 20s and early 30s are at a good age for preventative botox treatment. Pregnant and breastfeeding patients should not get botox. Those with previous allergies to botox should also not get botox.
Does getting botox hurt?
At Columbine Aesthetics, Xeomin® or Dysport® injected with a micro-needle for the injection. Most people feel very little during the process. The needle is so small you won't even notice it as you continue to come in for injections. Ice can be used as a topical anesthetic as well, making the injections even more painless.
What are the possible side effects to botox treatments?
Pain, swelling, bruising and redness at the injection site is common. Some people notice a small headache after injections into forehead.
Do botox treatments have long term effects or risks?
According to the National Institutes of Health, there are no long-term or life-threatening adverse effects related to botulinum toxin treatment for any cosmetic indications. Moreover, the risk of possible complications can be reduced by means of a thorough analysis of the patient's medical history and the use of the appropriate dose and technique for the injection
Where in my face can I get botox injections?
Neurotoxins can be used to treat wrinkles around the eyes (crows feet), folds between the eyes (The Elevens), forehead, bunny lines, chin dimpling, lip flips and downturned mouth corners. More advanced uses for botox injections include migraine treatment and for excessive sweating and TMJ pain. (At this time, we are getting training in these advanced services but do not offer them yet.)