What should I expect from my consultation?
During your consultation, you will learn about Botox and discuss your needs and concerns. Dr. Nabil Fakih will carefully examine your frown lines, worry lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles and he will determine how much Botox you need.
After your consultation we will take photographs for your medical record and we will discuss the surgery fees and scheduling dates. You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history. It is important to provide information about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries and medications that you currently take.
Why use Botox®?
Dynamic facial wrinkles are caused by contractions of the delicate muscles of the face every time you express emotions. The more expressive you are, the deeper these wrinkles and lines are likely to be. These lines may be misinterpreted as anger, anxiety, fatigue and, of course, aging. Fillers can plump up these areas and surgical procedures such as browlift and blepharoplasty that can tighten the skin and muscles around these lines, but neither can address the underlying muscle pull, which eventually deepens the facial wrinkles. So for dynamic facial lines from overactive muscles of the upper face, Botox is usually the best treatment.
Botox is now more than just treating wrinkles. For example, the face can be “sculpted” by raising or lowering eyebrows to enhance your look. Botox is an excellent complimentary procedure to overall facial rejuvenation. It can be used alone or in combination with facial fillers and skin care from home treatments to laser resurfacing. Most Botox-related problems are overly sensationalized when reported by the media; complications are rare and generally more common with inexperienced physicians. The number of applications is ever increasing. However, glabellar lines (those between the eyebrows) are the only cosmetic use currently approved by the FDA. Any other places are at the discretion of the treating physician and patient.