Botox® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment. Botox® Cosmetics can visibly soften and smooth moderate to severe wrinkles such as forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet and lines around the neck. An improvement can be seen within days. Best of all, there is no recovery time needed. You are ready to get on with your day immediately following your treatment. Full results can be seen in two weeks.
How is Botox® Cosmetic Administered?
Using an ultra-fine needle, the physician will inject small amounts of Botox® Cosmetic into the facial muscles along the treatment areas. If an anesthetic has not been administered, you may feel a slight stinging or burning sensation during the procedure. When injected into facial muscles, the toxin in Botox® Cosmetic injections blocks the transmission of nerve impulses, which temporarily paralyzes muscles and prevents them from contracting.
How long does it last?
The average is three to four months. We recommend that you schedule a follow up in three months.
Will I bruise?
You do run the risk of slight bruising from the injection: we recommend that you discontinue the use of nonprescription blood thinners for before and after injection.
Will I still be able to move my face?
Yes. The doctor is an expert injector and will place it strategically to smooth out the appearance of wrinkles while allowing you to maintain animation.
Is it dangerous?
No. Botulinum Toxin Type A is safe and has a very low rate of adverse effects.
Is it reversible?
No, but it is not permanent. The effects last two to four months.
Is there any down time?
No. you can resume normal activities immediately.
Where is Botulinum Toxin Type A most commonly used?
In the upper one third of the face.