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No surgery. No recovery.
Just real, noticeable results.

Find out if BOTOX® Cosmetic is the right cosmetic treatment for you.

Gilchrist Aesthetic and Medical Dermatology delivers BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment as a way for patients to realize new possibilities in their appearance by alleviating the presence of lines from the forehead and around the eyes. After studying the structure of your face, Dr. Gilchrist applies her in-depth knowledge and expertise to administer the precise amount of relaxant to your muscles of facial expression to create a more relaxed yet natural-looking you.

Why Botox®?

  1. It’s proven. BOTOX® Cosmetic has an established record of experience that your doctor knows and trusts – it's precise and predictable. 92% of 303 patients surveyed were satisfied with the results of their BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments.
  2. It’s non-invasive. BOTOX® Cosmetic is non-surgical with zero downtime. It’s a simple, 10-minute procedure that requires no recovery.
  3. It’s long-lasting - Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Individual results may vary. No matter where you desire to smooth your skin— we can help.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Botox®?

What is Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetic is an injectable purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium.

What does Botox® do?
When injected into the muscles of the face, Botox® blocks nerve impulses and weakens the muscles responsible for frowning and squinting. Over a period of several days, lines become softer and often completely disappear. Botox® typically takes 2 days to take effect, but the lines can continue to improve for up to 2 weeks. It can be injected into the muscles that cause crow's feet, horizontal forehead lines, and frown lines.

How long do the results last?
With Botox® Cosmetic, the effects on the targeted muscles will last from 3 to 4 months, at which time another treatment is required. After several treatments, however, results can last even longer.

Is this treatment safe?
Botox® Cosmetic has been used successfully for over 20 years in ophthalmology and for over 10 years in dermatology. Side effects are very rare, but you should speak with your dermatologist about any specific concerns you may have.

Are the injections painful?
Dr. Gilchrist applies a topical numbing agent prior to injections, and the procedure is virtually painless.


Before and After Botox® Cosmetic

(after photos taken on day 7-14)*

before Botox®
Before Botox® Cosmetic

Unretouched photos of paid models taken at maximum frown before treatment with Botox® Cosmetic and taken at maximum frown after treatment with Botox® Cosmetic at indicated time points. Photos courtesy of Allergan.

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