Very few procedures have transformed cosmetic and anti-aging medicine as dramatically as BOTOX® Cosmetic. This minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedure reverses the signs of aging by temporarily improving the appearance of facial wrinkles.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a great option if you experience mild to moderate facial aging and would prefer to avoid the extensive plastic surgery associated with a facelift. The best way to determine whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you is to speak with one of our dermatologists.
How BOTOX® Cosmetic Works
Your muscles contract whenever you smile, frown, or make any other facial expression. Through this constant muscle movement, the skin becomes less elastic and draws together, resulting in the formation of wrinkles and frown lines.
When BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into your facial region, it blocks your nerve impulses from activating the muscle contractions that cause wrinkles to develop. As a result, your skin will appear relaxed and smoother.
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are fast and virtually painless. The procedure only takes about 10 to 15 minutes, and there is virtually no recovery time.
Most patients usually see an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles within three to five days, although results will vary. The effects of your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment last approximately three to five months. With repeated treatment, you can see longer-lasting effects.
Am I a Candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Due to the versatility of BOTOX® Cosmetic, it is an effective procedure for just about anyone who would like to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, ideal candidates:
⦁ Prefer minimally invasive facial rejuvenation methods to extensive facial plastic surgery
⦁ Have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure
⦁ Don’t mind a facial rejuvenation solution that achieves temporary results
BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used to treat:
⦁ Crow’s feet (lines in the corners of your eyes)
⦁ Frown lines between the eyebrows
⦁ Droopy brows
⦁ Forehead creases
⦁ Loose face and neck