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, Botox has received many cosmetic FDA approvals including glabella (11’s between the eyes), forehead, and crows feet. We commonly use Botox for other areas also like the neck, TMJ, upper lip lines and even in microdoses for pores on the face.
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, patients can go straight to work after treatments. We generally find that the effects of BOTOX® treatment lasts for three to four months for most patients. Before your BOTOX® appointment, our staff 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.