A woman prepares for BOTOX
It’s time. You want smoother skin and have decided to get BOTOX.

BOTOX injections are available at CEENTA, but what is the process like? Here are the 5 steps in getting BOTOX treatment.

Make a consultation appointment

Before you get injections, your doctor will need to know which areas to treat. During your consultation you and your doctor will discuss the treatment you would like. Your doctor will determine how many units of BOTOX will be injected. Risks and benefits of treatment will be discussed with you.

Numb the skin

If you’re anxious, a topical numbing cream can be applied prior to the injections. This cream takes about 15 minutes to set in.

Get guides

If this is your first appointment or you are getting treatment in a new area, your doctor may draw a few small marks on the injection sites. If you’re a frequent patient, your doctor may skip this step.

It’s time for the BOTOX

Your doctor will inject BOTOX into your treatment areas. The BOTOX only takes a few minutes to be injected. You may experience some mild redness, bruising, or soreness at the injection sites. The amount of BOTOX used will vary. Typically, 25-75 units are used in the face.

Review your results

The BOTOX will begin to wear in at about one week after your treatment. BOTOX typically lasts 3-4 months. Your doctor may wish to see you back in the office prior to your next treatment to discuss any areas that may require additional injections in the future.

If you want to see what BOTOX injections are like, check out the video on our Facebook page. Please note, this video contains a medical procedure involving needles and might make some patients uncomfortable.

This blog is for informational purposes only. For specific medical questions, please consult your physician. To make an appointment for a BOTOX consultation, call 704-295-3000. You can also schedule an appointment online or through myCEENTAchart.


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May 29, 2020

Great information. Thanks for sharing
- stuart

July 11, 2019

Thank you for an excellent blog. The information you have given is very interesting and helpful. Will definitely bookmark it!
- Sophie Nigam

July 11, 2019

You are very welcome.
Reply From: CEENTA

July 30, 2018

So far, when people do not get much benefit following only one treatment they started moving forward to other treatments like botox. You have mentioned it all step by step which is really great. I especially like this video and it explains a lot! Thanks.
- Botox Brookline MA

July 05, 2018

I always prefer botox injection the are safe… It is also being used to reduce sweating in the axilla, palms of hand and feet. thanks for spreading info
- Rylan Stone

May 26, 2018

What is your cost per vial of Botox? I have received elsewhere but I am patient at your clinic
- Joy Mull

May 31, 2018

Good afternoon. We have five different physicians who provice cosmetic injections, and prices can vary based on a number of factors. We recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our doctors to discuss it with them. More details about our cosmetic injections and links to those doctors' pages can be found at this link: https://www.ceenta.com/conditions-and-treatments/cosmetic-injections Thank you.
Reply From: CEENTA

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