Confidence in Yourself and Your Surgeon
Experience matters. BOTOX® Cosmetic reduces or eliminates facial lines and wrinkles for up to six months with no downtime and little to no discomfort through a series of tiny injections in the skin. As one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available, BOTOX® is quick, safe and effective. It may smooth crow's feet around the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, and horizontal lines across the forehead.
Composed of botulinum toxin A, a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent, BOTOX® is approved by the FDA for several cosmetic and medical uses. It can correct visible signs of aging.
BOTOX® injections are ideal for any patient looking to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles on the face without undergoing surgery. Patients who are pregnant or nursing, or those with a neuromuscular disorder, should not receive BOTOX® injections. It is also important for potential patients to have realistic expectations about the results of this procedure. Dr. Alexander will discuss the details of your procedure and expected outcome with you before your treatment.
This treatment is often combined with others such as a facelift and skincare procedures for optimum results.
The BOTOX® Procedure
Using a very fine needle, Dr. Alexander injects BOTOX® Cosmetic into designated muscles in your face that are causing lines and wrinkles. You may experience brief, mild discomfort during the injection, but you can be assured that the treatment is very safe and effective. Taking only a few minutes, BOTOX® treatment requires no anesthetic and recovery is immediate, allowing you to return to work and resume your normal daily activities that same day. Strenuous activities can be resumed the next day.
The Importance of Choosing a Qualified Physician
Even though BOTOX® is not a surgical procedure, it is very important to choose a highly experienced and qualified physician when deciding to undergo BOTOX® treatments. Doctors who are less familiar with the technique could leave you looking "frozen" or less attractive. Dr. Alexander is intimately familiar with BOTOX® Cosmetic, having successfully treated many patients at our office since the product first became approved. Not only that, he also takes the time to talk with each candidate before beginning the injections to find out what he or she wants to achieve and to determine how best to correct their problem area(s), so patients can be happy again with their smoother, younger-looking faces.
Results of BOTOX® Cosmetic
After a BOTOX® injection, patients may experience mild discomfort, which usually goes away within a few hours. The results of this treatment are visible almost right away, with wrinkles beginning to fade within 24 hours and continuing to improve over the next five days. For most patients, BOTOX® reduces wrinkles significantly.
BOTOX® injections will improve the appearance of the treated areas, but will not drastically change the patient's appearance, or make the patient look as though extensive work has been done. Muscle activity is often possible after treatment, so patients won't appear "frozen".
These results typically last up to three to four months, although some patients report results that last up to a full year. Dr. Alexander re-administers treatments to help patients maintain the refreshed appearance of their skin.