Botox® is a simple, 10 minute procedure involving just a few tiny injections directly into the facial muscles to get rid of unwelcome wrinkles. Botox® can be used for moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, forehead wrinkles, and wrinkles near the outer eye (crow’s feet). The results of a Botox® treatment are usually visible within two to three days. The effects of a single Botox® treatment generally last for a period of three to four months. Since the procedure is non-invasive and non-surgical with zero down time, Botox® is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments worldwide.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
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.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
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.
Will this make me look like I’ve had work done?
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.
Does the treatment hurt?
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.
How long does the treatment take?
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.
How long is the recovery time after the treatment?
After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and your specialist may give you specific aftercare instructions.