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BOTOX® Cosmetic

Reduce wrinkles and take years off your appearance with Botox® Cosmetic.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is an excellent treatment for smoothing frown lines between your brows and reducing wrinkles in your forehead and around the eyes (crow’s feet). For men and women seeking to decrease visible signs of facial aging, BOTOX® has become one of the most popular injectable treatments available. BOTOX® is a quick and painless procedure designed to restore freshness, smoother and younger looking appearance. The popularity of BOTOX® Cosmetic is because...it works! It is simple, fast and usually within one week, you can watch your frown lines soften and disappear.

The most common non-surgical procedure performed in the US is BOTOX®, it is FDA approved for treatment of the frown lines between the eyebrows in adults 18 to 65 years of age. BOTOX® works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. BOTOX® helps to improve the wrinkles and furrows that develop from squinting, concentrating, frowning, and looking surprised. It’s important that patients understand that Botox cannot completely or permanently remove facial wrinkles. Results can last three to four months, results may vary.

No anesthesia is required, discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Your clinician will administer a few tiny injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic directly into the muscles that cause those moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows.

We recommend a follow up visit in 2 weeks to check the result and refine if necessary. Generally, after three to four months, the Botox® effects will begin to fade and facial features will gradually return to their former state. Maintenance treatments are necessary to keep the effect of Botox® for long periods of time. In fact, as you continue to use Botox, you may notice it lasts longer.

Recovery

Some minor irritation, redness, bruising or swelling can occur, though these side effects will fade within several hours. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately following their treatment, however; we do not recommend exercising or lifting 24 hours after BOTOX® injections to ensure that the product does not migrate. Patients that take prescription blood thinners or Fish Oil, Vitamin E or Aspirin on a regular basis may experience mild bruising which can quickly be resolved by applying Auriderm cream to the affected areas.

BOTOX® is administered using tiny, ultra-fine needles. The pain is very minimal and goes away very quickly.

BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet to form over time. BOTOX® is very simple to perform and usually takes only a few minutes.  Using a very tiny needle, a small amount of Botox® Cosmetic is injected into the muscles that cause the wrinkles, temporarily reducing the activity of those muscles, smoothing out the skin. Since the needle used is so small, there is no discomfort and no anesthesia needed.  The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines. Results typically last 3-4 months.

It’s never too early to start preventative Botox treatments. Anti-aging treatments can start at any time. Don’t think about certain skin care routines or procedures as if they are reserved for a certain age. Preventative measures with Botox can be taken so that you can worry less about wrinkles and fine lines in the future.

A unit is a measurement of quantity Botox. There are several units of product injected with every needle stick. Because each patient's needs and facial muscles are unique, the required number of units of BOTOX® to achieve desired results will vary.

FDA-cleared for cosmetic use, BOTOX® is safe and effective for the temporary smoothing of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines. Treatments generally take just 10 to 20 minutes, although treatment times can vary from person to person. You should wait at least 90 days between treatments.

Lines and wrinkles will begin to reappear over time. To maintain smoothness, you will need 2-3 rounds of BOTOX® per year.

One of the biggest misconceptions related to Botox is that it makes the face look unnatural or more like plastic. This does not hold any truth. Botox treatment makes you look younger and does not paralyze or make your face stiff.

According to the journal Cosmetic Dermatology, the number of American men who get Botox injects has risen 258 percent over the last decade. This percentage is expected to increase as more and more prominent male figures open about their anti-aging “secret”

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