As you age, your skin loses elasticity, developing fine lines and creases that can make you look older than you feel.
Dr. James E. Murphy can soften facial wrinkles and rejuvenate your appearance with safe, non-surgical BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.
Learn why BOTOX Cosmetic treatment is so popular at our Reno, NV, practice...
What Is BOTOX?
BOTOX is short for botulinum toxin, a type of toxin made by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The toxin is FDA-approved for several purposes, both cosmetic and medical.
We Offer Two Types of Treatment
Facial lines are caused by repetitive motion. When facial muscles contract, the skin around the eyelids, lips, and forehead folds. Eventually, permanent creases develop in these areas. When BOTOX Cosmetic is injected into the muscle, it blocks the nerve impulses that cause muscle movement. When the muscles no longer contract, the skin heals, allowing fine lines and wrinkles to smooth and soften.
BOTOX Medical is designed to help certain patients treat chronic migraines that are directly caused by muscle contraction. If you and your doctor decide it is right for you, we will inject several areas around the forehead and neck to trigger temporary muscle paralysis. The effects of the toxin typically last about 12 weeks, after which you will return for additional injections.
Look and Feel More Youthful
What Are You Waiting For? Get Started on Treatment Today
You deserve to feel confident in your appearance. If facial lines and creases are causing you to look tired or feel older than you really are, it's time to consider cosmetic enhancement. Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa offers a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to wind back the clock and achieve natural-looking enhancement. Find out what we can do with BOTOX injections and more by scheduling a consultation at our Reno practice. You can reach us online, or by calling:
Is BOTOX Right for Me?
Since BOTOX is a non-surgical procedure, most patients qualify. However, please go over your medical history and any medications you are taking with our doctor to ensure you are not at an increased risk for side effects.
While BOTOX is approved for patients 18 and over, treatment works best for those with good skin elasticity. As you get older, your skin gradually loses elasticity and is less likely to bounce back after injections. If the skin is significantly wrinkled or gathers in loose folds, a facelift may be better for your needs.
The best candidates for BOTOX Cosmetic are those looking to refresh their appearance and soften fine to moderate age lines. If your goal is more dramatic enhancement, we might recommend surgical treatment, or fillers like JUVÉDERM® to restore lost volume.
What Happens During Treatment
Day of Procedure
Our practice has been helping patients feel comfortable and confident in their skin for over 20 years.
Results and Maintenance
After a few days, the muscles at the injection site will be immobilized, and your facial lines will become less pronounced. BOTOX Cosmetic typically reaches its peak effects in about two weeks. The results of treatment usually last between three and six months, after which the muscles regain mobility. With our doctor's approval, regular follow-up visits are safe and can produce even better results as time goes on.
"Dr. Murphy's entire office is very honest and very professional."
"They strive for natural appearances in all their facial procedures. Dr. Murphy did a facial procedure (surgery) and my results are so natural, just perfect. Tracy has done my injections for years and she is amazing with Botox and Filler and she really cares about your results. Proof: I just saw a group of friends that I haven't seen in 15 years. They kept going on and on about how good I look. By the end of the week, two of them pulled me aside and said, okay, really, what are you doing? You look like you looked years ago. When I told them about what I do, their comment back was, that's amazing! We would have never known! You just look young, just like you looked years ago, you don't look like you have had anything done." Megan Bailey-Smith, 5-Star Review