BOTOX® is a safe purified protein that has been used for two decades to treat a variety of medical conditions. With a fine needle, small amounts of BOTOX® Cosmetic are injected directly into the muscles that are responsible for causing wrinkles, allowing them to relax. We have a light hand with BOTOX® and administer only the amount needed to provide you with a natural appearance. Your angry, tired, or squinty look disappears, but your ability to show expression remains. Your worry-free results will last about 3-4 months, at which time, you simply return for a touchup.
Wrinkles are caused by repetitive facial expressions that create dynamic lines. In time, with the breakdown of collagen and hyaluronic acid, these dynamic lines can become static lines, or wrinkles, so those who frequently frown may end up with brow lines, and those who squint may develop lines around the eyes.
When injected into a muscle, BOTOX blocks its nerve response and temporarily immobilizes it, so when BOTOX® is used on muscles that control facial expression, such as the corrugator supercilli muscle of the forehead and the periorbital muscles around the eyes, it puts them in a state of relaxation, so wrinkles aren’t as noticeable.*
BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures are quick with no anesthesia required. Injections are administered with an ultra-fine needle directly into the area being treated. Discomfort is minimal and brief, and once complete, there is usually no discomfort.
If you’re like most patients, you’ll return directly to work or normal activity immediately. Patients are surprised after their first treatment to see just how quickly and comfortably BOTOX® Cosmetic can be injected.
BOTOX® treatments can be performed in a number of locations, including Between your brows Forehead Eye area Smile lines Mouth Chin Neck Masseter (jaw) muscle Underarm (hyperhidrosis) Effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic appear within a few days and generally last from four to six months. BOTOX® is so simple, it’s very often injected at the same time as wrinkle fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse and Juvederm. And did you know? By using BOTOX® Cosmetic along with your wrinkle fillers, they’ll both last longer. In addition, carefully selected use of small amounts of Botox in the lower face slow aging in this area.
BOTOX® should not be used by individuals with nerve disorders or pregnant women.*
To minimize the possibility of bruising, it is recommended that patients forgo the use of aspirin, ibuprofen or alcohol for at least two weeks prior to the procedure.*
After BOTOX treatment, patients are advised to remain upright for at least four hours and should avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours until the medicine has a chance to set. After this time period, patients should be able to resume all normal activity.*
Although rare, BOTOX treatment can cause temporary side effects, such as headache, indigestion, drooping eyelids or nausea. However, the possibility of these side effects is greatly lessened if post-procedure directives are carefully followed. The doctor will explain any risks before performing the procedure.*
*Individual Results May Vary.
Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person