Botox- BOTOX® Cosmetic Works
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by the contraction of the delicate underlying facial muscles when you smile, laugh or frown. The more emotion you show, the deeper these wrinkles and lines are likely to be. Now, with a few simple injections of BOTOX ® Cosmetic you can dramatically soften the appearance of worry lines, frown lines, laugh lines, crow’s feet and other dynamic wrinkles.
How does BOTOX ® Cosmetic work?
BOTOX ® blocks the communication of the nerve and the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. As a result, the treated muscles relax and are unable to contract. After the treatment, the overlying skin will become smooth and result in a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.
Are BOTOX ® Cosmetic treatments safe?
Recently approved by the FDA for the treatment of frown lines, BOTOX® has been used safely and effectively for over fifteen years to soften facial lines and wrinkles. Each year hundreds of thousands of patients receive BOTOX® injections for a variety of medical conditions. With its increasing popularity BOTOX® has become one of the most performed treatments for reversing the visible signs of aging.
What is the treatment like?
Using a tiny needle, a very small amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected strategically in the area to be treated. Because the needle is so fine and only a small amount of solution is used, the pain associated with the injections is minimal. Most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. No sedation or local anesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately.
Are there any side effects?
Some patients may experience temporary bruising at the injection site. Small bruises may be easily covered with make-up. In some cases, BOTOX ® can migrate and cause a temporary weakness of nearby muscles. Because the effects of BOTOX® are completely reversible, any side effects are temporary, lasting only several weeks.
What results can I expect?
If dynamic wrinkles are making you look older than you are, BOTOX® Cosmetic can soften these wrinkles and give you a more refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.
What are the limitations of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections?
Unfortunately, BOTOX® injections are a temporary solution for the treatment of dynamic wrinkles. The effects can last anywhere from three to six months. A simple repeat treatment is all that is necessary to regain the rejuvenating effects of BOTOX®. The majority of patients notice an increased duration of efficacy with subsequent treatments.
Is BOTOX ® Cosmetic used to treat other symptoms?
Yes. BOTOX ® has been used for over fifteen years on thousands of patients to treat a variety of medical conditions.
How can I find out if I’m a candidate for BOTOX ® Cosmetic?
If you would like to learn more about your cosmetic options, or find out if BOTOX® might work for you, please call our office and schedule a complimentary consultation.