Botox Specialist

Polaris Vein Center

Amanda S. Cooper, MD

Vascular & Interventional Radiology & Varicose Vein Specialist located in Columbus, OH

If you’re uncomfortable with the appearance of age lines, wrinkles, and grooves, Botox® may be just the solution. At Polaris Vein Center, located in Columbus, Ohio, Vascular & Interventional Radiologist Amanda Cooper, MD, and the team evaluate your skin and design your Botox package based on your unique needs. Find out how Botox can erase the effects of aging by booking a consultation online today. You can also call to speak with a team member directly.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox? 

Botox is an FDA-approved injectable designed for smoothing your skin and decreasing the effects of aging. This treatment, known as a neuromodulator, is made of a purified solution of a specialized botulinum strain.

It works by interrupting cell signaling that’s involved in muscle movements. Botox essentially allows muscles to relax, while surrounding muscles remain unaffected, so you can continue making facial expressions as normal. This effect helps smooth out your skin.

Though Botox is most well-known for dramatically reducing the appearance of grooves between your brows (frown lines), it can also soften crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and more. 

Are Botox injections painful?

Botox causes minimal discomfort. Your Botox service from Polaris Vein Center involves getting several small injections in targeted areas, which takes roughly 10-15 minutes. 

Even though some clients report feeling minor burning or stinging from the tiny needle, you shouldn’t expect any severe pain. To help you relax and to put your mind at ease during your anti-aging Botox treatment, you’re welcome to come into Polaris Vein Center ahead of your scheduled appointment to apply a topical numbing cream.

When can I expect results from Botox?

One of the many reasons why Botox continues to be one of the leading injectable services is because the results are fast. Although you may experience some slight swelling or redness right after your injections, these minor side effects resolve within just a few hours.

Many Botox clients from Polaris Vein Center report that they notice dramatically smoother, younger-looking skin in as little as 24-48 hours.

How many Botox treatments do I need?

Because it’s temporary, Botox should be an ongoing treatment that you continue to get to minimize lines and wrinkles and prevent new ones from forming. 

The number of injections you receive during the procedure will depend on the type of facial lines that are being treated. When treating frown lines, five injections will be given to the muscles in the space between your eyebrows and your forehead. For crow’s feet, the muscle at the side of the eye will receive three injections—this will be done for each eye area. When treating forehead lines, five injections will be given to a muscle in your forehead.

Optimal Botox results should last anywhere from three to four months (sometimes even longer). When you start noticing that lines or wrinkles are forming again, you can schedule another Botox treatment at Polaris Vein Center. 

Schedule your Botox evaluation at Polaris Vein Center by clicking on the online booking feature or by calling the office.