Dr. Reistad is experienced in treating patients with Botox® for aesthetic reasons who desire softening of facial lines and wrinkles, as well as patients who suffer from medical spasm conditions such as benign essential blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm. Botox softens the action of muscles by blocking the nerve signals to them. In general, the softening effect begins in 2-3 days, reaches full effect in 7-14 days and lasts about 3 to 4 months. Because Botox takes several days to take effect, it is best to plan for your treatment ahead of any important events.
Dr. Reistad has been an instructor to other physicians at national meetings for Botox® and facial fillers.