Botox® is the number one non-surgical physician-administered aesthetic procedure in the world. With over 15 million men and women satisfied, this procedure is safe, quick and lasts approximately 3-4 months.
We carry all three brands (Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin®) and all treatments are administered by a board certified physician.
What is Botox®?
There are 3 kinds of Botox available and they are equally effective. Botox®, Dysport®,and Xeomin® are made by different companies but they work by exactly the same way. The cost of each brand is the same and the results are equal.
The best analogy would be a person is looking for ibuprofen in a pharmacy. One person might buy Motrin, Advil or Nuprin. At the end of the day – they are all taking ibuprofen. I have no preference in using Dysport®, Xeomin® or Botox® and am equally skilled in using all of them. In my experience, the results all look the same.
Is it safe?
In regards to safety – one must differentiate cosmetic Botox from medical Botox. Botox has been used in hospitals since 1989 for eye disorders, muscle spasms, migraine headaches and hyperhydrosis (sweaty palms). These patients receive hundreds of units of Botox for these conditions. In contrast – cosmetic Botox has only been used since 2002 and patients only receive 50 units or less. As a result – cosmetic Botox is among the safest procedures in medicine without any risk of permanent problems.
How does Botox® work?
Botox® relaxes the muscle by blocking nerve impulses. Think of a computer that is connected to the Internet. Botox basically turns off your internet signal so that you can not surf the internet. The hardware still works and everything is intact. Just no signal.
Actual Before & After Photo of Botox® Injection
Note how the Botox® makes a kinder, gentler (“relaxed”) impression in this person’s face. The patient is still able to express themselves naturally. He does not appear as intense or angry looking.
The fear of a frozen face is a common anxiety that some clients may have. As long as you go to an experienced injector there will never be a problem. There are 53 facial muscles and we only inject botox in safe areas that allow the freedom to express yourself while reducing wrinkles.
Who performs the procedure?
Dr. Yew performs all treatments. While the State of Hawaii allows nurses and assistants to inject under the license of a doctor, we believe that an experienced board certified physician will get you the best results. This is a very important question to ask when looking for treatment.
How long is the procedure?
10-15 minutes. No downtime. People often come during their lunch break and go back to work.
How long does it take for Botox® to work?
It takes 3-7 days for botox to work. Everybody will notice you look rested and refreshed. Unless you tell them – nobody will know why.
How long does Botox® last?
Note – Botox® works on average for 3-4 months for most people. However, we have noticed that as people use botox regularly, the interval for treatments is getting longer and longer. This is because the muscles are getting weaker and therefore not metabolizing the botox as quickly.
Does it hurt?
No anesthetic required! Similar to a TB skin test or a bug bite.
What happens if I stop using Botox® after 4 months?
If you stop using Botox® – you will return to how you looked without it. We are noticing that many people are also using botox at younger ages as a prevention for wrinkles. Many models, singers, tv/movie celebrities have noticed improvements in their skin – especially in photos.