To help you age gracefully and prevent facial wrinkles and lines from forming on the top portion of your face, Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa in Tacoma, WA is proud to offer BOTOX to our many patients. This injectable treatment provides outstanding results and is very well-received among both men and women. BOTOX can make a significant improvement on dynamic lines, which are created by expressive movement when the muscles contract on the forehead and around the eyes. The lines disappear as the face relaxes, but dynamic folds can still exist. BOTOX is a clean and purified strain of botulinum toxin (type A) that temporarily blocks the movements of the facial muscle. To soften these dynamic wrinkles, BOTOX is injected to smooth the skin. BOTOX injections are most commonly placed by one of our skilled plastic surgeons or injector nurses between the eyebrows, on the Crow's feet, and across the forehead to achieve comprehensive results.
"Marty, their expert RN injector, is the best in the South End for Botox and fillers. She is a trainer for Allergan (makers of Botox) as well as an honest and ethical expert injector who will make sure you get the most from your visit. I highly recommend her for Botox and fillers."- R.K. / Yelp / Jan 01, 2018
"I just want to take a moment to express how great I feel the Spa side of this business is (I have not dealt with the surgery center, they really are like separate businesses). I love the staff, especially Marty. She is truly at the top of her game and knows what she is doing. I completely trust her and her recommendations. I was a virgin to all of the fillers and Botox before I came here, but had previously had consultations with other providers, but was not comfortable with going forward with anything until I came here. I was nervous and did want great results but still wanted to look like myself, and that is absolutely what Marty did. My results and gospel have spoken so highly of her, two of my sisters have both had treatments done by her and my mom has had a consultation. I really feel like she is a gem. I would encourage anyone hesitant to give this place a call. It's a beautiful center and great knowledgeable staff. I'm a patient for life!"- R.L. / Yelp / Feb 05, 2018
"Exceptional Services! – I love this clinic and spa! I have had 2 cosmetic surgeries with Dr Pratt and I have been thrilled with my results with both. He and his staff are amazing; they fully explained everything to me and he personally called me the day after my facelift to make certain I was doing well and did not have any questions. Just recently I went to the Spa for Botox and filler with their PA, Heidi Lundeen. She was wonderful too...she really listened to my questions, make recommendations and then perfomed the injections. I am very pleased with the results! No bruising or swelling at all! I would definately recommend this clinic and Spa for any service!"- S. / Citysearch / Oct 06, 2011
"The Eyes Have it! – Well where should I begin....I came to the Aesthetic Surgery Centre after my mother had a major reconstruction procedure with Dr. Ehret. This was one of the most friendly, professional and courteous offices we had been to in a long time. So when I was considering surgery I did not hesitate to call upon their office again. I found that I was able to talk to a knowledgeable staff, ones that really took the time to listen to what my desires were and to make my vision become a reality. I become a patient of Dr Troy Woodman, and was comfortable with him from the first visit to the last follow up appointment. Dr Woodman preformed a upper lid blepharoplasty, and also did some Botox injections......I look 10 years younger! I think that what made this a great experience was that the doctors and staff from both the clinic to the surgery center all seemed to be specially trained to give high quality patient service and care. I never felt alone or concerned, as the doctor and staff called me the evening after surgery and made sure I was comfortable and without questions. I would highly recommend this office and am planning on having Dr Ehret remove my 15 year old breast implants and do a lift and replace. Why would I consider anything but the best and that is exactly what this office is.....The Best!"- A. / Citysearch / Dec 01, 2008
"Dr. Pratt is outstanding, thorough and has extremely gentle and steady hands. I have had surgery on my face done by him as well as getting routine Botox injections for several years. I would not go to anyone else!!! The problem in the office, however, is that the staff is rude beyond belief. They have attitudes that are well beyond what should be acceptable professionally and I don't know how or why the physicians who own the practice tolerate it. This is well known throughout the community, but it is something you have to put up with as a patient to get through to the outstanding providers, so don't be alarmed."- A. / Wellness / Jul 24, 2012
BOTOX is great for individuals who wish to soften the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles on their face without turning to surgery. BOTOX can also be used as a preventive treatment even if you have yet to show any predominant signs of aging — keep in mind how often you tend to make facial expressions. This is a terrific nonsurgical treatment if you are frustrated by forehead wrinkles or parallel lines between the brows. BOTOX could also be a solution for lines around the eyes. If you have deeper markings, however, a filler product may be more suitable to address your concerns. In addition, if you are older with sagging skin and widespread wrinkles, you may be considered for a facelift instead because the surgery offers a more dramatic result and is longer lasting. Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa also offers eyelid surgeries, facelifts, and brow lifts as great options for those needing to address more significant wrinkles and sagging.
BOTOX treatments are performed as an outpatient procedure conveniently at Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa. If it is your first time to visit us in Tacoma, WA for BOTOX, we often perform the injection on the same day as your consultation. You will be asked to make different facial expressions using the upper face, such as squinting, frowning, etc., which will allow us to plan where the injections will be placed. The skin will be cleansed and BOTOX will be applied with a fine needle, followed by a cold compress to help lessen swelling, bruising, and discomfort. You can request a numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable, but it generally is unnecessary. BOTOX injections typically take about 10 – 15 minutes. After your treatment, you will be able to resume your normal routine following a short rest.
WHAT TO EXPECT
After the procedure, you can continue on your daily routine, but strenuous activity should be avoided for at least one day. You will be asked to sleep with your head elevated for the first night and to not touch your face, which could accidentally spread the product to other areas throughout the face. The treated areas of the face may appear bruised, swollen, or red for 2 – 3 days, but you will not develop any serious or long-lasting side effects. In many cases, it usually takes about 5 – 7 days before the full effects of BOTOX can be seen. The results usually last 3 – 4 months. You should speak to your injector about when to schedule your next appointment at Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa to refresh your results.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does BOTOX cost?
The cost of BOTOX will depend on how much product is used. This will vary based on your needs and goals. During your consultation, we will develop your personal treatment plan before we can estimate your costs. BOTOX can produce wonderful results when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon or injector nurse, like those on our team, but it can be unsafe if done by someone without training. This is why it's better to avoid offices that offer cheap or knock-off injections. To save money, ask about the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards Program so you can get points for BOTOX and other Allergan products, like Juvéderm.
How long will my results last?
Your BOTOX results can last up to four months. Most patients schedule an appointment roughly every season (once every three months) to maintain their results, but you may come back sooner if you wish. If you are receiving BOTOX while you're younger as a preventive method, you may be able to schedule treatments further apart. After listening to your goals and developing your treatment plan, we will be able to estimate when you should schedule your next appointment.
What's the difference between wrinkle relaxers and fillers?
Wrinkle relaxers (like BOTOX) and wrinkle fillers (like Juvéderm) are both treatments that reduce wrinkles and smooth fine lines. BOTOX relaxes overused facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, like frown lines (between the eyebrows), Crow's feet (in the outer corners of the eyes), forehead wrinkles, and smile lines. Meanwhile, injectable fillers add volume under the skin to correct hollow areas and decrease static wrinkles. After listening to your goals, we may recommend BOTOX, fillers, or a combination of both for a "liquid facelift."
What's the difference between BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin?
BOTOX, Dysport, and Xeomin are brands of wrinkle relaxers that use botulinum toxin (type A). Each of these relaxes facial muscles to correct dynamic wrinkles, but each formula is designed to suit specific areas and needs. There are subtle differences between them, like the dosing amounts, treatment spread, and length of results. Our team will choose the best injection to fit your goals.
Is BOTOX safe?
When used properly, BOTOX rarely causes any complications. With that said, it is important to select someone who has training in handling this medication, like those on our staff. Overusing this injectable can create an undesirable outcome. A skilled practitioner will use just enough of the medication to effectively freeze the muscles that cause wrinkles while leaving nearby muscles unaffected. One of the most popular cosmetic treatments on the market today, BOTOX is both proven safe and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition to its cosmetic uses, BOTOX can also be used to treat medical problems, like facial spasms, excessive sweating, uncontrollable blinking, and migraines.
EXPRESS YOURSELF FREELY
Stop worrying! You can smile, laugh, frown, and make any expression you want without developing lines and wrinkles with BOTOX wrinkle relaxer treatments. To prevent and smooth lines across the face, we invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled plastic surgeons or injector nurses in Tacoma, WA to learn more about this popular nonsurgical injectable.