Fine lines and wrinkles on the face continue to appear and get deeper every day. These lines are the result of repetitive movements from smiling, squinting, frowning, and other facial expressions made on a daily basis. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medication that is injected into the muscles in the face to temporarily reduce the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles between and around the eyebrows, on the forehead, and in the crow’s feet area around the eyes. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can reveal a more youthful and smooth aesthetic.
Candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic are men and women who experience fine lines and wrinkles near the eyes, frown and furrowed brow lines on the forehead, prominent neck bands or cords, fine lines on the upper lips, marionette lines at the corners of the mouth, and rippling at the chin.
BOTOX® Medical can be used to treat patients who suffer from excessive sweating on the hands, soles of the feet, and armpits, overactive bladder, lazy eye, neck spasms, and chronic migraines.
How BOTOX® Cosmetic Works
BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the muscles in the predetermined treatment areas to temporarily reduce fine lines and wrinkles. When injected, BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes the muscles in these areas to lessen frown lines that come from age and repetitive motion. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are performed in minutes. While any healthcare professional can administer BOTOX® Cosmetic, all of our providers specialize in cosmetic procedures like injectables and cosmetic fillers. Our staff is very experienced in administering BOTOX® Cosmetic and will talk to you about this procedure, answer any questions you may have, and evaluate whether you would benefit from it.
Most patients report a slight sting that is similar to a bug bite. Any discomfort is minimal and is gone within minutes of receiving treatment. There is no downtime associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Often known as a “lunchtime procedure,” patients may return to work and regular activities immediately after their injectable treatment.
The marked improvement from your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment will begin to be visible within a few days and will show continued improvement for over one month. BOTOX® Cosmetic results last for about four months. It is recommended that patients maintain their injectable treatments if they want to see continued results. If you choose to discontinue treatment, then the lines and wrinkles will gradually become more apparent, just like they were before starting BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments. BOTOX® Cosmetic offers patients a smooth, youthful, natural-looking appearance to be proud of!