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Botox Specialist

Esperanza-Hope Primary Care

Primary Care Practices & Internal Medicine located in Mesa, AZ

Over the years, frowning, smiling, laughing, and other repeated facial expressions can lead to unwanted fine lines and wrinkles. If aging skin makes you self-conscious, a simple solution is within reach at Esperanza Hope Primary Care in Mesa and Phoenix, Arizona. The experienced, bilingual aesthetics practitioners offer Botox® to smooth out wrinkles and restore youthful beauty. Schedule an appointment with Esperanza Hope Primary Care by phone or online today.

Botox Q&A

What is Botox?

Botox is a neurotoxin that blocks signals from nerves to muscles, so the muscles don’t contract as they normally would. Your aesthetic specialist injects the toxin just beneath your skin to soften and smooth wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions.

What is Botox used for?

The practitioners at Esperanza Hope Primary Care use Botox injections to reduce the following signs of aging skin:

  • Forehead lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Laugh lines
  • Lip lines
  • Cobblestoned chin
  • Neck lines

Before Botox injections, you meet with an aesthetic specialist at Esperanza Hope Primary Care to discuss your medical history, concerns, and cosmetic goals. They let you know how to manage aesthetic concerns and whether Botox is the right procedure for you.

What should I expect during Botox injections?

It’s best to stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medicines two weeks prior to receiving Botox injections to minimize bruising. Avoid alcohol the week before your treatment.

Your practitioner may apply a topical anesthetic to numb your skin before the injection. They use a tiny needle to inject botulism toxin just beneath your skin in very strategic areas. The procedure is noninvasive and takes just minutes to complete.

What happens after the procedure?

After Botox injections, you may experience mild redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site, but these side effects are temporary. You can use ice packs to minimize swelling if you’d like. Though rare, you might develop a headache that subsides within 24-48 hours. There’s no downtime after treatment so that you can resume your regular daily routine right away.

Within three to seven days, you experience the full aesthetic effects of Botox, which can last up to four months. You require periodic maintenance treatments to achieve the best possible results. Your practitioner might recommend fillers in addition to Botox injections if you have wrinkles caused by sun damage or gravity. They offer Juvéderm® dermal fillers coming soon.

Don’t let laugh, smile, or frown lines ruin your self-confidence when Botox injections are fast and painless without downtime. Cosmetic procedures at Esperanza Hope Primary Care are less expensive than other health care practices in the area. Schedule a consultation by phone or online today.