Botox Cosmetic is an injectable solution that eases muscular tension, allowing for a smooth, serene expression. If you struggle with persistent wrinkles such as “frown lines” or “laugh lines”, Clayton Plastic Surgery can help.
Under the esteemed leadership of Dr. Dave Clayton, our Utah clinic proudly serves the needs of the greater Salt Lake City vicinity and beyond. To learn how Botox can benefit your appearance and outlook, contact us online or call (801) 937-9650. We also provide virtual consultations to best suit your lifestyle and schedule. No matter where you may log on, Dr. Clayton is eager to connect with you.
- 1 About Botox
- 2 Benefits of Neuromodulators
- 3 Eligible Candidates
- 4 Private Consultation
- 5 Preparation and Procedure
- 6 Rapid Recovery
- 7 Remarkable Results
- 8 Complementary Procedures
- 9 FAQ
- 10 References
There are many reasons why wrinkles emerge and deepen over time. Every wink, smile, and squint pulls at the skin, etching fine lines in your complexion. Young people have enough elasticity in their skin to bounce back from everyday expressions, but this elasticity wanes as we get older. Each muscular contraction exacerbates facial creases, resulting in a look that does not reflect your inner youth.
To disrupt the persistent contractions of certain muscles, Botox Cosmetic gets to the root cause of wrinkles. A certified medical professional at Clayton Plastic Surgery can identify the source of unwanted creases and relax the muscles responsible for them. Botox is a neuromodulator, which means it acts upon the junction between the nerve and the muscle itself. By halting the flow of acetylcholine at the neural intersection, Botox ushers in a new era of calm. You can concentrate on the expressions you intend to share, rather than the involuntary winces and frowns that your face may perform instinctively.
Neuromodulators have proven to be a valuable resource for aesthetic practitioners, but they also boast numerous applications beyond the cosmetic realm.
Botox for Migraines
Patients who struggle with chronic migraines may find relief with the help of Botox Cosmetic. The serum eases the nerve clusters responsible for migraines, lessening the pain and disruption they may cause.
Botox for Excessive Sweating
Hyperhidrosis is the technical term for excessive sweating. Botox Cosmetic can address unwanted perspiration along the axillary region (armpit) for a period of approximately 4-7 months.
Benefits of Neuromodulators
In addition to the reduction of fine lines that Botox offers, the injectable can also prevent new wrinkles from forming. In effect, neuromodulators turn back time and allow your natural serenity to shine.
Botox is safe and effective, earning FDA approval for use as both a cosmetic enhancement as well as for therapeutic applications such as urinary incontinence. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that Botox has been thoroughly time-tested, and that sense of confidence will radiate in your expression for all to see.
Dr. Clayton is well versed in the precise placement of Botox, understanding the delicate details of dosage and depth. To benefit from his expertise, contact Clayton Plastic Surgery at your earliest convenience.
If you are a healthy individual over the age of 18 who wishes to minimize fine lines, you may be a viable candidate for Botox treatment. Please inform Dr. Clayton if you have been diagnosed with muscular or degenerative disorders like myasthenia gravis or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The dedicated, caring team at Clayton Plastic Surgery can determine if you are eligible for Botox injections during your comprehensive consultation.
Have you always been curious about Botox but were hesitant to explore your options? You deserve an open, honest discussion about the opportunities available to you, courtesy of Dr. Dave Clayton. One of the first surgeons to perform liposuction in the state of Utah, Dr. Clayton is a true pioneer in the field of aesthetic improvement. With such a vast knowledge of cosmetic enhancement, he can recommend the proper approach to your continued shimmer and wellness.
Just take a page from our humbling patient reviews. Satisfaction is Dr. Clayton’s bottom line, and the enthusiasm expressed by our past clients illustrates just how successful he has been.
To join the ranks of our happy, healthy clientele, call (801) 937-9650 and schedule an appointment. Dr. Clayton can assess your profile and strategize the best way to keep you looking and feeling wonderful.
Preparation and Procedure
Botox is such a straightforward procedure that you may be ready for your first session immediately following the consultation with Dr. Clayton. Your treatment area will be cleansed to prepare you for injection with an ultrafine needle. The duration of your treatment will depend on the extent of your treatment area and how many units of Botox you require to achieve your goals. In general, a session lasts approximately 30 minutes, which is why it has earned the nickname of a “lunchtime” procedure. You’ll be back to your routine in no time!
Your clinician may gently massage the area where you receive Botox to guide the serum to its ultimate destination. Please do not rub or scratch the injection site. You may experience minor redness along your skin, but this should subside within a matter of 2-3 hours. Dr. Clayton may recommend an ice pack to minimize any discomfort you may experience.
The transformative effects of Botox begin to emerge within 5-7 days. Your muscles will gently release as your face exudes a calm, smooth demeanor. These results will endure for six months or more, at which point you can schedule a follow-up appointment to extend the rewards of Botox Cosmetic.
Botox is a fantastic solution for relaxing persistent muscular contractions, but that is just one of the causes of bothersome wrinkles. To address your aesthetic concerns holistically, consider our full suite of services.
As our bodies mature, the skin may lose volume and vitality. The lack of collagen and elastin contributes to the breakdown of support beneath the surface. To bolster your skin’s scaffolding, introduce a dermal filler into your beauty regimen. Products like Juvéderm and Restylane literally fill the gaps caused by the aging process. Add fullness to thinning lips and sallow cheeks with a dermal filler from Clayton Plastic Surgery.
Injectables are ideal for patients experiencing mild to moderate ptosis (sagging). In more pronounced cases, however, you may require surgical assistance. A facelift gently removes redundant, drooping skin, redraping your look to lift and revitalize your complexion. Dr. Clayton is a true artist. He can conceal your incisions along the hairline and/or behind the ears. Nobody needs to know you’ve had facial enhancement but you!
Many people focus on the myriad ways they can improve their faces, but they often ignore the appearance of the neck. One of the first areas that betray our age is the neck, so Dr. Clayton has perfected a remedy to this situation. A neck lift will subtly smooth away wrinkles and reduce such unwanted phenomena as the dreaded “turkey wattle” and double chin. You can raise your head high after a visit to Clayton Plastic Surgery.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Botox is incredibly effective at erasing glabellar lines and crow’s feet, the creases that frame the eyes. But if your actual eyelids are saggy and puckered, you may be interested in a more comprehensive solution. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) brings a taut, alert appearance to the face and removes pesky bags from below the eyes.
Regardless of which procedures complement your best self, Clayton Plastic Surgery can help. Contact our office and get ready for your close-up.
The cost of Botox depends on how many units of the solution you need. Dr. Clayton can provide transparent pricing during your consultation. In the meantime, feel free to call (801) 937-9650 with any budgetary questions you may have.
No. The popularity of neuromodulators has given rise to the phenomenon known as “Botox parties”, but please be wary of such gatherings. Unlicensed injectors do not possess the skills or education to properly place the neuromodulator. You may end up with a frozen look or immobile sensation. Please leave aesthetic enhancement to the professionals.
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