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What Age Should You Start Botox?

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Botox injections are usually associated with people entering or firmly within middle age. However, the concept of “baby Botox” has grown in popularity over the last few years. This is the idea that undergoing small doses of Botox in your twenties can help prevent aging and prolong the need for full doses. So, what age should you start Botox? The answer to this question will likely be different for everyone. Some people simply begin showing their age sooner than others and may benefit from starting Botox injections sooner. Also, there are uses of Botox that are not purely cosmetic or meant to treat aging such as treating migraines, TMJ, and the Botox lip flip. All of these uses can benefit adults of any age. Botox is approved for adults 18 and above. Thus, nearly any adult can get Botox if they are a good candidate. If you are not showing many signs of aging, you may not need Botox injections yet. Many patients, even those who start anti-aging Botox at a younger age, rarely begin regular injections before the age of 25. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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Does Masseter Botox Work?

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When considering Botox treatment, most people likely picture forehead or glabella injections. However, Botox has several uses around the face. One of the growing Botox treatments is masseter Botox which involves injecting Botox into the masseter muscle to promote slimming of the face. Let’s look at the question, “Does masseter Botox work?”   The masseter muscle is one of the largest on the face and helps jaw movement. People can accidentally build up their muscle through frequent gum chewing, teeth grinding, and other conditions. Some people may naturally have a large masseter muscle.    Botox deactivates specific movements and helps weaken the masseter muscle. Over time, this can make the masseter muscle look smaller and in turn slim the face. This works in several different ways and can work on almost anyone to help define the jaw. It is a great complement to Kybella or submental liposuction.   To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.
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What Does BOTOX In The Masseter Do?

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Plastic surgeons and cosmetic injectors continue to find innovative ways to use BOTOX for cosmetic purposes. One of the hottest new BOTOX procedures is masseter BOTOX. Unlike other BOTOX injections, masseter BOTOX does not explicitly address wrinkles or aging. So, what does BOTOX in the masseter do? First, let’s look at what the masseter is and where it is located. The masseter is a facial muscle located towards the back of your cheek and jaw. It is responsible for lifting the jaw upward when extended. This muscle can become overgrown, genetically larger, or carry extra fat. Injecting BOTOX into the masseter muscle results in a slimmer looking face. It does not impact the function of the muscle, but does cause it to retract slightly and weakens it over time so that it does not project as much. While temporary, this non-surgical facial slimming procedure is among the most effective and sought after. To learn more and schedule a consultation with an injector, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online using Price Simulator, chat, and contact form.
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Does Dysport Last Longer Than BOTOX?

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Patients often want to know the difference between Dysport and BOTOX. It can be confusing considering they are used to provide the same effects. In short, Dysport and BOTOX are both neurotoxins that use Botulinum toxin A to temporarily paralyze and weaken muscles. The main differences between the two are in minute formula differences and how patients respond to each. One of the most frequently asked questions is, “Does Dysport last longer than BOTOX?” The answer is not straightforward. Some patients may see longer lasting results with Dysport while others may experience longer lasting results with BOTOX. Many believe and preliminary studies have shown that the effects of Dysport may appear sooner, but BOTOX may last longer. However, this will not hold true for every individual patient.  Additionally, it is possible to build a tolerance to one or the other if you undergo regular injections. Therefore, the product that gives you the longest result may actually change in the future. It is best to discuss this with your injector during your consultation and treatment to determine whether Dysport or BOTOX is best for you. To schedule a free consultation with an injector, call us at 425-775-3561. You may also reach out online using Price Simulator®, chat, or contact form.
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Dysport Bellevue: Does Dysport or BOTOX Last Longer?

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Dysport and BOTOX are both neuromodulator injections that temporarily paralyze facial muscle movements. They can treat and prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. When considering neuromodulator treatment, patients usually want the results to last as long as possible. Therefore, the question, “Does Dysport or BOTOX last longer?” comes up frequently in consultations.    The answer to this question Dysport and BOTOX both tend to last around three to six months. Certain patients may find that one or the other lasts longer for them. The site of injections can also determine how long they will last. Additionally, when treating conditions such as chronic migraines or hyperhidrosis, you may need to refresh your results more often.   The main difference between BOTOX and Dysport are slight variations in formulas. Both injectables use Botulinum toxin A and a mixture of proteins. These small differences can play a part in why Dysport may last longer for one patient versus another. It is not uncommon for patients to try out both and determine which they prefer.   Your injector can discuss the differences with you and work to determine whether BOTOX or Dysport injections are best for achieving your goals. To learn more about neuromodulators and schedule a consultation, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach us online via chat, contact form, or our Price Simulator™
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BOTOX Bellevue: What Is A BOTOX Lip Flip?

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BOTOX is known as the injection that can relax and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Some patients also use BOTOX to treat medical conditions such as chronic migraines and hyperhidrosis. A brand new use of BOTOX, however, has become popular for lip enhancement. The procedure is known as a BOTOX lip flip. But, what is a BOTOX lip flip?   Injectors sometimes used BOTOX in the mouth and lip area to correct a gummy smile or treat unwanted features. The BOTOX lip flip uses BOTOX injections to alter the appearance of a thin upper lip to make it appear fuller without the use of dermal fillers. How does it achieve this?    BOTOX is a neuromodulator that blocks signals to the treated muscle. When injected for a lip flip, BOTOX relaxes the upper lip and causes it to reveal more of the lip. Like with fillers, this alteration is temporary, but future BOTOX injections can maintain the fullness of the upper lip.    One of the most common complaints patients have about their lips is a thin upper lip. The BOTOX lip flip procedure specifically targets this concern to give patients the results they want. Depending on your goals, lip fillers can be used too.    To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov or an injector at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561. Additionally, you can contact us online via Price Simulator™, chat, or text.
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BOTOX vs. Dysport? Which Is Better?

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The classic debate among frequent neurotoxin users and providers is: Which is better: BOTOX or Dysport? The answer is not entirely clear. When it comes to BOTOX vs. Dysport the answer can differ between patients and injector.    Some patients will see the best results with BOTOX while others will see better results with Dysport. Both derive from a neurotoxin known as Botulinum toxin A. The main differences come in slight variations of formula and the amount of proteins present in each. Dosages also vary. These small differences can affect how the body metabolizes each toxin which leads to one lasting longer than the other.   Some patients and providers find that Dysport kicks in faster and lasts longer than BOTOX. This is great for patients who want a quick result. Although, not every patient will experience this. Usually, the best way to find out whether BOTOX or Dysport works better for you is to try both.    The injectors at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery are experienced in both BOTOX and Dysport. They can expertly inject either toxin and guide you through choosing the option that will give you the best results. In general, both BOTOX and Dysport can provide wonderful results and hide the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.    To schedule a consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.   
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Debunked: BOTOX For Hyperhidrosis Causes You To Sweat Elsewhere

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BOTOX is best known as a cosmetic injectable that relaxes the muscles and can smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, BOTOX has many medical uses, including treating a sweating disorder known as hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis causes excessive sweating, usually in one part of the body, like the armpits, hands, or feet. However, in rarer cases, it can afflict the entire body. BOTOX for hyperhidrosis has become a popular treatment for excessive sweating. When injected, BOTOX works to limit the activity of sweat glands by reducing the signals they receive. This causes a reduction in sweating and can improve the quality of life for many people who have hyperhidrosis. Some worry that treating the area with BOTOX will cause another area of the body to excessively sweat. Luckily, this is a myth. BOTOX for hyperhidrosis will temporarily stop sweating in the treated area. Although, to maintain these results, patients will need to refresh their injections occasionally. Other parts of the body (and even usually the treated area) can sweat normally. But, treating underarm sweating with BOTOX should not cause the bottoms of the feet to begin sweating excessively. At a consultation, Dr. Jonov can evaluate whether BOTOX could effectively treat your hyperhidrosis. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery to treat hyperhidrosis, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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Preventative BOTOX: Why The Younger Generation Has Already Started BOTOX

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BOTOX has become a household name for the injections used to prevent wrinkle formation. Normally, BOTOX is used to treat formed wrinkles, or early forming wrinkles. Partially and temporarily paralyzing the nerves and muscles in the area, it limits the repetitive movements that cause wrinkles. Due to this, BOTOX was typically considered a treatment to begin in middle age. However, today, many young people, even those in their twenties, have begun using BOTOX to prevent the formation of wrinkles. This use of BOTOX treatment is known as preventative BOTOX. Is it safe? Is it effective? BOTOX is widely considered one of the safest cosmetic treatments on the market. Therefore, receiving small doses of the injectable is perfectly safe. As far as the efficacy, BOTOX has proven to prevent and delay the onset of wrinkles. Although, it cannot fully stop them from forming. Yet, results will vary from patient to patient and on individual lifestyles.  For the absolute best results, young patients should be strategic about when they begin preventative BOTOX injections, where they receive them, and receive fewer units than those treating deep lines. Additionally, some young people get BOTOX injections for medical reasons like migraines and hyperhidrosis. As BOTOX continues to be studied, more medical uses will surely be discovered. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov or an injector, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.  
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How Exactly Does Botox Work?

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You’ve most likely heard of Botox–the popular injectable that treats fine lines and wrinkles–and wondered how it works. Botox is a type of injectable known as a neuromodulator. Neuromodulators block neuron impulses that tell the facial muscles to constrict or react.  When you move your face through laughing, raising your eyebrows, or any other facial movement, these repeated movements can cause fine lines and wrinkles to form. This is where Botox comes in.  It is not just conscious movement that causes these, much of the movement that cause lines and wrinkles is unconscious “Like other muscles in your body, the muscles in your face develop habits. Some people habitually furrow their eyebrows, crinkle the corners of their eyes, favor one side of their face, or scowl. These regular muscle motions beneath the skin cause wrinkles to form on the facial surface.” – Seattle Plastic Surgery After Botox injections, when you perform these movements, the facial muscles do not respond in the same way. By relaxing your muscles, Botox can soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as prevent the formation of new ones.  A form of botulinum toxin A, Botox is not a permanent treatment. Within a few months, you will need another round of injections. This ensures the safety of injecting Botox, but with continued use, you may notice that new wrinkles are not forming.  You never have to worry about an unnatural look when your Botox injections are performed or supervised by Dr. Jonov. We also offer Botox with our qualified Nurse Injectors for a reduced price. Our Nurse Injectors all trained directly under our doctor and provide the same great results. To schedule your Botox consultation at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, call us at 425-775-3561 or contact us online.
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