What is BOTOX®?
At Janiga MDs, we use BOTOX® to help patients achieve a more youthful look. Although it’s mainly known as a wrinkle eraser these days, BOTOX® has a long history as treatment for crossed eyes, eye spasms, and other motor disorders of the facial nerve. It was only in 2002 that BOTOX® came to be FDA approved to treat forehead wrinkles.
Since then, plenty of “off-label” uses of BOTOX® have emerged, including recent breakthroughs in treating migraine headaches. BOTOX® is also used to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and neck bands.
We find that both men and women benefit from frequent BOTOX® treatments. As a bonus, if you start early and maintain use of BOTOX® continuously, wrinkles take longer to form. Dr. Jennifer Janiga generally does not perform BOTOX® treatments on patients younger than 23 unless a medical condition deems it necessary. Also, women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or nursing should avoid BOTOX®.
Because BOTOX® is a low-risk procedure, anesthesia is not required. The procedure only requires a simple cleaning and site prep before injection.
There are four main types of neuromodulators: Botox®, Dysport®, Jeuveau®, and Xeomin®.
At Janiga MDs, Dr. Timothy Janiga specializes in plastic surgery and Dr. Jennifer Janiga specializes in dermatology, giving their practice a unique, comprehensive perspective on their patients’ cosmetic needs in the Reno, Nevada area.
Results & Recovery
With little to no downtime, we generally find that the effects of BOTOX® treatment lasts for three to four months. Before your BOTOX® appointment, Dr. Jennifer Janiga will review expectations with you carefully.
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BOTOX® treatments are performed in the Janiga MDs Reno offices, and the procedure generally takes about 10 to 15 minutes. Because it is a minor non-surgical treatment, there is no recovery time and people can return to normal activities right after the procedure.
For more information or to set up a consultation with Dr. Jennifer Janiga or her associates, please send us an email or call 775-364-0224.