Throughout our lives, we use our facial expressions to communicate happiness, sadness, and even frustration. Over time, these expressive behaviors take their toll. BOTOX (botulinum toxin) is one of the most popular remedies for the many ways our faces change over the years, from crow’s feet to wrinkled noses.
BOTOX® not only helps to ease our aesthetic issues, it can also be used for therapeutic purposes. In fact, you may be surprised at the many diverse ways that Botox can be used to improve your look and your life.
Before & After
BOTOX® Cosmetic smooths fine lines and wrinkles by temporarily reducing muscle activity. Problem areas are specifically targeted to obtain a natural and improved appearance. BOTOX® Cosmetic is also commonly used to treat excessive sweating in the underarms and migraines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used in medicine for decades. Thousands of studies have been published over the years, it is one of the most widely researched medicines in the world. BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA approved in the United States and approved in more than 80 other countries in the world.
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours. Results may last up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. When administered by a licensed, trained, medical expert, results should look natural and subtle. You should still look like yourself, only with less noticeable lines.
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Ice is used to help numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, a topical numbing ointment may be applied prior to injections.
The injection process takes a quick 10 minutes. During your consultation, treatment goals will be discussed and your cosmetic injection specialist will perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you.
Treatment requires minimal downtime. You will be asked to avoid strenuous activity, exercise, exposure to heat, massages, and facials for 24 hours. Also, it is recommended not to lay down for 4 hours after injections.
Common side effects include temporary pain at the injection site, inflammation, redness, bleeding, and bruising. Less common side effects include infection, dry mouth, fatigue, headache, neck pain, droopy eyelids, eyelid swelling, and brow drooping.
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BOTOX® Cosmetic is contraindicated in women that are pregnant or breast-feeding. Also, individuals with neuromuscular disorders, medical conditions that lower the body’s immune response, individuals undergoing immunosuppressive therapy, or have an allergy to BOTOX® – should not be treated.
We invite you to visit with our cosmetic injection specialist. Consultations are complimentary and confidential. During your visit, we will answer all of your questions, show you before and after photographs, and explain each procedure to you. You and the provider will together decide on the best treatment option for you.