BOTOX Cosmetic is one of the most effective, widely used, and successful treatments for temporarily reducing unwanted wrinkles from the forehead, crow’s feet, between the eyebrows and the lines around the mouth. These lines are caused by our muscles involved in facial expression. As we age, these muscles gradually get stronger and bigger, eventually leaving a visible line between the muscle fibers. BOTOX® works by causing a temporary weakness/paralysis of the muscles, thus causing the wrinkle to diminish. After a muscle is injected with BOTOX®, it relaxes over the next few days with a maximum effect seen at 2 weeks. The BOTOX® will usually last for 3-4 months.
Botox cosmetic can not only soften fine lines and wrinkles, but it can help prevent wrinkles from setting in. These simple, injectable treatments can temporarily soften and prevent wrinkles without the need for extended discomfort or downtime.
BOTOX has been FDA approved since 2002 for cosmetic purposes and in that time over 12 million women and men have received BOTOX Cosmetic treatments. You can achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance with no surgery or downtime with a treatment that takes only a few minutes.
Most patients will not experience any unwanted side effects from Botox injections. Side effects that may occur include: bruising, tenderness at the injection site, swelling, and/or headache.
Your consultation will include an examination and evaluation of your unique facial musculature, a thorough explanation of how Botox works, and a discussion of your desired result. Prior to treatment, you will be educated on recommended dosage, possible side effects, and activity restrictions following the injection.