BOTOX® is an FDA-approved Neurotoxin that is used clinically to treat fine lines and wrinkles.
BOTOX® accomplishes this by blocking the nerve impulses that cause muscle movement. Skin naturally becomes less elastic over time, causing repeated frowning to result in the lines you see. A reduction in muscle contractions leads to a reduction in frown lines.
What is Botox®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable treatment that temporarily paralyzes muscles to prevent lines and wrinkles caused by muscle contraction. BOTOX® can be used in multiple areas of the face, and may also be used to treat medical problems such as excessive sweating, jaw pain, and even migraines.
Am I a good candidate For Botox® Injections?
BOTOX® is approved for anyone between the ages of 18 and 65. It is ideal for those seeking a cost-effective, quick treatment to achieve a rejuvenated look. BOTOX® treats the following areas:
- Forehead creases
- Frown lines between your eyebrows
- Crow’s feet (wrinkles around your eyes)
Are Botox® Injections Painful?
The discomfort of receiving the injections is equivalent to that of a bug bite. Dr. Beaty will first apply topical numbing cream to your problem areas. Then he administers a few injections into the corresponding muscles. BOTOX® is a quick, minimally invasive treatment requiring no downtime.
Where should I receive injections?
Dr. Beaty will help determine the appropriate areas for your injections. During your appointment, he will ask for your opinion and then offer recommendations based on the problem areas you mentioned. BOTOX® is suitable for the forehead, glabella (between your eyebrows), and lateral orbits (beside your eyes). For patients seeking correction of other areas of the face, we recommend checking out our other injectables.
results After Botox® Cosmetic*
Expect to see results within a couple of days after your treatment. Results may improve for up to a week and will last for up to four months.* Ideally, patients should receive BOTOX® every three to four months initially. Have you ever broken a bone? If so, you remember what it was like to have the cast removed and see that the muscles had atrophied. By temporarily suspending the movement in the areas where the fine lines and wrinkles are present, we will begin to see a natural decrease due to lack of movement.
Are There Any Side Effects After Botox® Treatment?
Side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic, if any, are usually mild and temporary. Possible side effects include
- Pain or tenderness at the injection site
- Swelling or inflammation
- Bleeding or bruising
You may resume all normal activities immediately after treatment. BOTOX® injections can even be administered on your lunch break!
*Results not guaranteed and may vary from person to person
Dr. Beaty and team specialize in non-surgical procedures, facial plastic surgery options and more.
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