More and more these days, many non-surgeons are performing cosmetic procedures that are out of their area of specialty, in order to profit off of the popular cosmetic industry. However, cosmetic dentists, gynecologists, family practitioners, ENT’s and other non-plastic surgeons do not have training in treatment of the skin or of facial expressions. As plastic surgeons, we are trained and skilled at treating patients’ skin and faces, for both medical and cosmetic purposes. We pride ourselves not only on our educational background and extensive training, but on our years of experience helping our patients to look their best. We work hard to make sure that our patients walk out with a very natural looking, yet greatly improved appearance.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into the muscle to temporarily improve the look of moderate wrinkles and frown lines for adults. It is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. It contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum.
Your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will inject the BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscles in the face to temporarily reduce muscle activity. This will help reduce the lines that have been a result of frowning and squinting over the years.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression if you get this treatment done. It is important to talk to your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to talk about the results you would like to see.
Since it is an injection, it has been reported that patients have felt a pinch. Your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
Your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatments for you. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.
After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and your specialist may give you specific aftercare instructions.