BOTOX® Cosmetic is a specially formulated injectable solution that acts upon the underlying facial muscles. Comprised of diluted botulinum toxin, a neuromuscular toxin that is safe for cosmetic use, BOTOX® paralyzes the specific targeted facial muscles, effectively preventing the area from creasing. If you are self-conscious about the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead creases, or frown lines, BOTOX® Cosmetic may be the perfect cosmetic solution for you. This type of treatment does not involve surgery, so it works well for men and women who are not ready to commit to a more permanent and invasive plastic surgery option, or in conjunction with a more aggressive rejuvenation plan.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has many other medical uses besides wrinkle reduction. One of the most helpful is for controlling Hyperhidrosis, a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People with hyperhidrosis may sweat even when the temperature is cool or when they are at rest. Many people who suffer from Hyperhidrosis tell us that they get nervous because they sweat, then sweat more because they are nervous. It affects both men and women.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can be a life-changing, temporary treatment for those suffering from severe underarm sweating. It is FDA-approved for the treatment primary axillary hyperhidrosis. Small doses are injected into the underarm areas to temporarily block the nerves that stimulate sweating. It lasts from 7 to 9 months.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by temporarily interrupting the nerve signals that cause muscle tension. By interrupting nerve signals, BOTOX® Cosmetic allows your muscle to relax, resulting in a flattening of the overlying skin and a noticeable reduction in the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles.
What areas of the face does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic has proven effective at treating fine lines and wrinkles throughout the face. Common areas for BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment include the forehead, in between the eye brows, around the eyes, and marionette lines or downturned corners of the mouth.
Am I a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?
If you are unhappy with the way your face has aged, you may be a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections enjoy an incredibly low risk of side effects and have been safely used on millions of men and women throughout the United States.
How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
The typical BOTOX® Cosmetic injection can produce results for up to four months. Your results will depend on factors such as your lifestyle choices and age at the time of injections, but it is uncommon for results to last for a substantially longer amount of time. However, maintaining BOTOX® Cosmetic results is incredibly easy, requiring no more than additional visits to our office for touchup treatments.
How frequently can I have BOTOX® Cosmetic injections?
There is no limit to the frequency with which you can receive BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Some people choose to come back to our office for a touch up as soon as lines begin to reappear. Others may choose to wait until the effects of their last treatment have faded entirely.
Does BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment hurt?
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your specialist 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 is the recovery time after treatment?
After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and your specialist may give you specific aftercare instructions.