Botox Specialist

Bellevue Acne Clinic

Acne Clinic & Dermatologists located in Bellevue, WA

Fine lines and wrinkles normally occur with aging, but they can make you appear tired and older than you feel. Rejuvenate your face, and create a younger look with Botox injections. Botox is only available from trained medical provider Bradford Jellerichs, nurse practitioner with specialized dermatology training. They offer Botox injections at their office, Bellevue Acne Clinic--treating residents of Bellevue, Washington. Men and women interested in younger-looking skin should call the office to learn more about Botox or use the online booking agent to make an appointment.

Botox Q & A

Bellevue Acne Clinic

What is Botox®?

Botox is an injectable medication made from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin. This compound temporarily paralyzes muscles in your face. Bradford Jellerichs inject it into areas of your face where repeated muscular action, such as smiling and laughing, has led to lines and wrinkles.

Is Botox safe?

Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States. It’s highly purified, FDA-approved, and used by millions of people regularly. Used properly by trained medical providers, such as those found at Bellevue Acne Clinic, it’s completely safe. If you do experience a rare side effect, they’re usually minor and don’t last for very long. Talk to the staff at Bellevue Acne Clinic to learn more.

Where is Botox effective?

Botox is particularly effective on areas of the face at which wrinkles commonly form. These include:

  • Vertical frown lines
  • Crow’s feet
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Smoker’s lines around the mouth

Botox also lifts sagging corners of the mouth and smooths out the pin cushion appearance that can sometimes occur on the chin. Both men and women have positive results from Botox treatments.

How long do the effects of Botox last?

You’ll begin to notice the effects of the Botox injections within 24-72 hours. The youth-producing effects of the injections last approximately three to four months, depending on the patient.

You can repeat treatments regularly to maintain a more youthful appearance. Research shows there’s no harm with long-term use.

Does Botox hurt?

Botox can only be administered via injection using very fine needles. Though the needles are small, they are inserted into your face and can cause minor, pinpoint pain during the treatment. The staff may offer a topical numbing cream to help with sensitivity.

Do I need any downtime following Botox treatments?

You can resume normal activities after receiving Botox injections, but you should avoid heavy workouts for 24 hours. If you’re getting the procedure in advance of a “big” event, consider scheduling it two to three weeks prior so the full effects of the injections set in and any minor bruising that occurs with the injections resolves. You can apply makeup right after having a Botox treatment.