Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. It is also by repetitive movements. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes these repetitive contractions, preventing frown lines and crow’s feet.
What is Botox?
BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin are trade names for purified proteins that are used in extremely small doses for certain cosmetic procedures and medical conditions. They are particularly useful for eliminating unwanted lines of facial expressions, such as the frown lines between the eyebrows that may persist through repeated, often the involuntary action of a muscle called the “corrugator.” BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin injections are also amazing treatments for horizontal forehead creases, crow’s feet around the eyes, lines on the upper lip caused by pursing the lips, and downturned corners of the mouth. These treatments also can be combined with injectable fillers for more complete and longer lasting wrinkle correction.
Is Botox safe?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries.* BOTOX® has a record of experience that aesthetic specialists know and trust.
Derived from sources that exist in nature, BOTOX® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, which mean that one product cannot take the place of another. Those are a few reasons why there is no such thing as a “generic” form of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Today, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world.†
When will I see a difference?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines,
How long will it last?
Results can last up to 6 months.
Is there any downtime?
No. Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; it’s often called a lunchtime procedure. You’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave our clinic.
What should I expect during the treatment?
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch however extremely tolerable. If you are concerned about discomfort, your Dr. may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment. The actual injection process takes only about10 minutes.
You’ll look like yourself—only a smoother enhanced version of you.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy.