Why Choose BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Whether you’re smiling, laughing, crying, frowning, or making any other type of facial expression, you put the muscles in your face to work. Over time, your skin loses elasticity, so making these expressions will cause permanent lines and deep wrinkles in your face. These wrinkles are most significant around your eyes, mouth, forehead and in between your eyebrows. Lines and wrinkles can make you appear older, upset and tired. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can stop the deepening of these lines and wrinkles. It can also minimize signs of aging, making you look and feel younger and rejuvenated.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Approved for cosmetic use in 2002, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country with over 6 million treatments administered yearly. BOTOX Cosmetic, or Botulinum Toxin, is a sterilized neurotoxin extracted from Clostridium botulinum.
How Does BOTOX Cosmetic Work?
The Botulinum Toxin temporarily weakens the facial muscles that are targeted when it is administered. This makes the muscles lose the ability to contract, which softens the lines and wrinkles and prevents them from causing further damage.
What to Expect During Treatment
The BOTOX Cosmetic treatment is done in-office and can be completed in as little as ten minutes. During the procedure, the BOTOX Cosmetic is administered in tiny doses through a series of injections into the targeted muscles. This treatment is quick, safe, effective, causes little to no discomfort, and requires no downtime!
What to Expect After Treatment
Full cosmetic effects on the muscle areas that were targeted during the treatment will usually take about two to five days. During the next days to weeks, you will notice the lines and wrinkles beginning to fade. The timing to see results may vary depending on the severity of the lines and wrinkles. The effects of a BOTOX Cosmetic treatment can last anywhere from four to six months, and in some cases even longer! The length of time the injections last can also depend on the patient’s genetics, the amount injected, the BOTOX Cosmetic’s freshness, and more. Most patients are recommended to have re-treatment as the muscles regain their strength and lines and wrinkles begin to reappear.
Some common side effects of a BOTOX Cosmetic treatment can include temporary bruising, tenderness at the injection site, and headache.