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BOTOX® Cosmetic

While some lines and wrinkles develop purely from aging and sun damage, others worsen with repeated facial movements. These types of lines usually form on the upper part of the face, around the eyes and on the forehead. While wrinkles like crow’s feet and frown lines are initially temporary and disappear as soon as the face is at rest once again, they worsen to become permanent expression lines over time. Just like a piece of paper repeatedly folded over a long time, wrinkles will set into the skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic works best in preventing these wrinkles before they become irreversible.

BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily reduces these lines so that patients can experience a more youthful and rejuvenated facial appearance.

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What Will My BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure Entail?

  • Procedure

    • BOTOX® Cosmetic contains a protein derived from botulinum toxin type A.
    • When this solution is injected into the wrinkle-creating muscles on the upper face, it temporarily blocks chemical signals and prevents the muscles from contracting.
    • BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are performed in-office in a few minutes. 
    • Some patients choose to pick up an over-the-counter numbing ointment to be applied prior to the appointment (e.g., Salonpas®).
    • Thin needles inject the solution directly into the affected muscles. 
    • A BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment session will consist of several strategically placed injections.
  • Results

    Your results will become apparent within a couple of days. These results will gradually improve over the following weeks, and your smooth skin can be enjoyed for months.

Have Other Concerns About BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatments?

Recovery

Minor redness and swelling may develop at the injection sites following your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. These side effects are temporary and should subside over the next few hours. There is no downtime required with BOTOX® Cosmetic, and patients can return to their daily activities immediately after the injection. Vigorous exercise should be avoided for 24 hours.

Scars

BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered through a very thin needle. We have not seen any post-treatment scarring.

Cost

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are priced per unit. Therefore, the cost of your treatment will depend on the extent of your facial aging and the number of treatment areas. You will be given an accurate cost estimate during your consultation.

Comfort

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are quick and relatively painless. As mentioned above, a numbing agent may be applied before the treatment, and discomfort is rare. Over-the-counter pain medications and cold compresses can remedy any minor swelling or pain that initially develops.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is BOTOX® Cosmetic safe?

    BOTOX® Cosmetic is the world’s most popular injectable treatment. While this injectable is derived from a toxin and works by interfering with muscle contraction, it is safe. This treatment is FDA approved, and the effects of the treatment are not permanent even with repeated injectable sessions. As with any medicine, there can be side effects, such as an allergic reaction or eyelid sagging. Major complications are rare.

  • Am I a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?

    BOTOX® Cosmetic is appropriate for men and women of all ages. Candidates should be in good health with no allergies to BOTOX® Cosmetic or other botulinum toxin treatment and have no existing nerve or muscle conditions. Men and women considering BOTOX® Cosmetic may experience dissatisfaction from at least one of the following:

    • Crow’s feet
    • Frown lines
    • Forehead lines
  • Are there other uses for BOTOX®?

    While the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles is the primary usage for BOTOX® Cosmetic, anti-aging was not the original purpose of BOTOX®. BOTOX® can also be used to treat chronic migraines, reduce underarm sweating, and control muscle spasms.

  • How long will my BOTOX® Cosmetic results last?

    Most patients experience smooth skin and wrinkle reduction for three months, if not longer. Eventually, the muscles will begin to contract again, causing the return of the fine lines and wrinkles. Most patients schedule repeated treatments every three to six months to maintain lasting smoothness.

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