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How does Botox work?

Botox works by blocking the nerve signal to a muscle, which then relaxes the muscle as well as the facial lines made by the muscle's action.  Dr. Harris' goal is to relax and soften lines but never to completely freeze muscle movement.

How long does Botox last?

Botox generally lasts 3-4 months, though there is some variability between clients.  There is also some variability between facial locations.

Where is botox most effective?

The most common and effective areas are the glabella (the '11' lines between the eyebrows), the forehead (horizontal lines), and sides of the eyes (crow's feet).  

Where is Botox not effective?

Botox will not improve lines due to volume loss or skin laxity (under eyelids, nasolabial folds, and corners of mouth).  These areas are better addressed with dermal filler.

What can I expect during at Botox treatment?

Dr. Harris will first mark out the points to be injected.  Each point is injected using a very fine needle.  The procedure is very easily tolerated and takes five minutes or less.  The interesting thing about botox is that nothing happens for 3-5 days -- then the muscles start to relax and the lines dissipate.  The effect is fully reached at two weeks.

How much does a Botox treatment cost?

The consultation is free.  Dr. Harris uses a hybrid pricing model based on the dose (units) as well as the area treated.  Please contact the office for detailed pricing information.


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