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BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatments in Fargo

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At Altaire Clinic, we offer BOTOX® cosmetic treatment from experienced providers. Injectable therapy is a safe, effective treatment that can reduce the signs of aging. At our cosmetic and medical dermatology clinic, you’ll find experienced and knowledgeable providers that can discuss your cosmetic needs, your treatment goals, and what you can anticipate in terms of results. BOTOX injections are a popular treatment at our clinic for many reasons.

BOTOX Treatments

BOTOX® targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet. The neurotoxin works beneath the skin’s surface and temporarily reduces repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of unwanted movement lines throughout the face. This will ultimately create a calm and relaxed appearance. If you’re interested in learning more about BOTOX cosmetic treatment Call us today to schedule your consult.

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BOTOX Uses in Adult Patients

BOTOX® is approved by the FDA for cosmetic use to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Facial expressions such as squinting, frowning, or smiling can cause wrinkles. Fortunately, injections of the botulinum toxin can be very effective in these areas as well. If your facial expressions are causing premature wrinkles to appear, or if you’re noticing the early signs of aging, BOTOX can be the perfect treatment for you.

BOTOX is also FDA approved for medical use. There are certain medical conditions, such as migraines, that BOTOX can be filed through your insurance. There are certain limitations to allow coverage, so please check with your individual insurance plan to see if BOTOX is an option for you.

How BOTOX Injections Can Help

The brain sends electrical messages to the muscles to promote muscle movement and contraction. This electrical message is transmitted by acetylcholine. BOTOX will block the release of this substance, preventing the muscles from receiving the message to contract. This means that muscle movements or muscle spasms that cause wrinkles are greatly reduced or stopped after the use of BOTOX .

BOTOX Injection Areas

  • Forehead
  • Horizontal lines
  • Frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Peri-oral lines
  • Bunny lines
  • Chin dents
  • Marionette lines
  • Above the outer area of the brows
  • Vertical platysma bands

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What to Expect from a BOTOX Appointment at Altaire Clinic

BOTOX is an outpatient procedure.

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At Your BOTOX Appointment

A needle is used for the administration of the botulinum toxin into the areas or muscles, based on your individual needs. The most requested treatment areas are the outer eye areas and the forehead. 1-3 injections are often administered per muscle. Due to the size of the needle, patients report very little pain or discomfort. Following treatment, a patient will typically see the effects of Botox within  a few days, but may take up to 14 days for full effects.


The Effects Following Treatment

The maximum benefits of treatment are reached in one to two weeks. On average, treatment is repeated every three to four months. Over time, the effects of BOTOX injections will diminish. When the effects begin to wear off you can return to Altaire Clinic for the next treatment.


Aftercare Treatment

After the procedure, you can resume normal activities, with some minor restrictions. Your provider will go over any limitations at the time of the consult.

Complications and Risks

BOTOX® injections can be repeated indefinitely. However, if you’re taking certain medications or if you’re pregnant, you will not be eligible for this treatment.

The effects of treatment can be impacted with the use of certain antibiotics, other prescription medicine, or over-the-counter medicines that may interfere with neuromuscular transmission.

Other medications that can affect BOTOX include:

  • Sleep medicine
  • Cold medicine
  • Blood thinners
  • Antibiotic by injection
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Allergy medicine

Make sure you disclose any pre-existing medical conditions and any types of medications, including herbal supplements, that you are currently taking before undergoing treatment.

Treatment can cause flu-like symptoms in some patients, and other side effects, such as upset stomach, temporary eyelid ptosis, diplopia, ectropion, hematomas, or headaches.

Allergic Reaction to BOTOX

While rare, some patients may experience an allergic reaction to BOTOX . You must seek emergency medical attention if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to treatment, including:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hives
  • Itching
  • Dry mouth
  • Swelling of the throat, tongue, lips, or face

BOTOX may spread to other areas of the body, which can cause serious side effects, including:

  • Vision changes, such as blurred vision, double vision, irritated or dry eyes
  • Drooping eyebrows or eyelids
  • Trouble swallowing or talking
  • Pressure in the chest or chest pain
  • Pain or burning with urination
  • Eye drainage or swelling
  • Dizziness within hours of treatment
  • Loss of voice

Get the Most Out of BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment

At Altaire Clinic, we want our patients to look good and feel good. We also want them to get the most out of their BOTOX treatment. For the best treatment results, follow the tips below.

Always Closely Follow Instructions

After the cosmetic procedure, one of our providers will provide aftercare instructions. Please follow these instructions carefully. While instructions may seem like mere suggestions, they’re actually based on many years of scientific observation. Following these instructions precisely can maximize the benefits of treatment.

Avoid Touching the Injection Site

Keep in mind, Botox is a liquid that has been meticulously placed to create the ideal results. Massaging or rubbing the treatment area can cause the BOTOX to spread to unintended areas, affecting the overall results. Avoid touching the treatment area for a minimum of twenty-four hours after treatment.

Get Touch-Ups Regularly

Botox will provide better results the more you use it. You may need to come in for touch-ups more frequently in the beginning. Over time, many patients will notice the effects of treatment lasting longer than before. Visit us regularly for touch-ups to help achieve the best long-term results.

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Reclaiming Your Self-Esteem and Your Looks 

Millions of people are turning to BOTOX treatment as a safer alternative to invasive plastic surgery procedures. Botox has been established as an effective and safe method of enhancing facial appearance by minimizing fine lines and wrinkles that have become more pronounced as we get older.

Treatment can improve your looks in subtle ways that can rejuvenate your facial features without going over the top.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you’re ready to rejuvenate your appearance, boost your self-esteem, and take years off your face, schedule an appointment with the leading cosmetic and medical dermatology clinic in ND. Contact  Altaire Clinic today to schedule a consultation.

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Common Questions About Botox

Does Health Insurance Cover BOTOX Treatment ?

Unfortunately, most insurance plans do not cover the cost of BOTOX treatment for cosmetic purposes. In some cases, insurance plans will cover the cost of Botox injections for medical conditions, such as the treatment of migraine headaches in adults. If you’re uncertain if your insurance plan covers treatment, contact them directly to learn more.

Is BOTOX Right for Me?

Time takes its toll on everyone and the signs of aging are most obvious in our faces. Over time, our facial movements, such as squinting, smiling, or frowning, can result in wrinkles. Lines and wrinkles will often become noticeable in our 30s or sooner, as our skin loses its firmness and elasticity. The resulting folds and creases will become more obvious as we get older. BOTOX provides a temporary solution for facial wrinkles and can be repeated every three months. It can also be effective in reducing neck bands, which are vertical creases that are caused by drooping muscle. Typically, injections are suitable for people eighteen and older who are in good physical health, with no history of neuromuscular disease. BOTOX is not suitable if you have: A neurological condition A facial ailment Deep facial scarring or thick facial skin facial muscle weakness Drooping eyelids Botox is also unsuitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding

How come my ‘BOTOX’ isn’t working like it used to?

Your product is not diluted the same. Each provider has the option to dilute a product as they see medically fit. This is considered a prescription and it makes it very important to follow up with a licensed NP, PA, or MD to create an appropriate treatment plan. You may go to one clinic and receive 30 units vs 15 units at another clinic. This often leads to price wars. You may “pay more” for a treatment, but it really depends on how the provider is diluting as to how much active ingredient you are getting for that dollar amount. This is not standard across all clinics. This is the art of cosmetic dermatology. The 2nd reason it may not be working is that your body may become immune to the protein surrounding the active ingredient. This is not common, but we do see people build a resistance. Changing up your product is the best way to fight this resistance.

Will BOTOX make my face look fake?

Neurotoxins, if injected correctly, can keep movement of the face and prevent line development. Your toxin should not feel heavy and it helps enhance your own natural features. If injected correctly, your friends and family should notice you look more “relaxed” or “your skin looks so smooth.” Celebrities often over-indulge in the cosmetic world losing their natural beauty. Just because celebrities have a lot of money, does not mean they are being correctly dosed. It takes time to learn a patient’s specific needs, so choose an injector carefully and stick with them. Jumping around clinics, to save few dollars, is where complications start to develop.

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We encourage you to book a consultation, so one of our providers can personally discuss your needs and recommend the procedures best suited to your lifestyle. Contact us by phone or use the convenient form below so you can reach your ultimate health, wellness, & beauty goals.