What is BOTOX® Cosmetic? What does it do? Should you be getting BOTOX® treatments? BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world, and we’re sure you have some questions about it! Read on to learn everything there is to know about BOTOX® Cosmetic.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic, or botulinum toxin, is a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes muscles, forcing them to relax instead of contract.
What does BOTOX® Cosmetic do?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an anti-aging treatment for fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Treatment is administered to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles and lines to form in the forehead, brow, and eye area. As a result, the skin in these areas appears smooth instead of lined and wrinkled.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic treat wrinkles?
Many wrinkles in the upper face are caused by tiny muscle movements, which over time gradually etch lines into the skin. As BOTOX® Cosmetic slows or stops these small facial muscle contractions, it also stops the resulting wrinkles from appearing. For example, when injected between the eyebrows, BOTOX® Cosmetic minimizes the movement of the muscles that cause brow furrows, resulting in a wrinkle-free brow line even when you frown. Similarly, when injected at the outer corners of the eyes, BOTOX® Cosmetic gets rid of crow’s feet wrinkles that form due to smiling.
Is BOTOX® safe for cosmetic use?
Yes, BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA approved and safe for cosmetic use when administered by a trained professional.
What is the difference between BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic are both botulinum toxin. BOTOX® is used to treat conditions such as excessive sweating and migraines, while BOTOX® Cosmetic is used to minimize wrinkles in the forehead and eye area.
Who is a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Any healthy adult with facial wrinkles may be a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic. Candidates have moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and brows. These lines may be newly forming or permanently etched in over time.
What is a good age to get BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Most BOTOX® Cosmetic candidates are in their 30s, 40s, or 50s. Individuals older than this may be better candidates for facelift surgery.
What areas of the face can BOTOX® Cosmetic be used to treat?
BOTOX® Cosmetic can smooth out and eliminate wrinkles in the upper face. Specifically, it may be used to correct horizontal forehead lines, wrinkles between the brows (brow furrows), wrinkles around the brows, and wrinkles at the outer corners of the eyes (crow’s feet).
What is it like to get BOTOX® injections?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by injection in the doctor’s office, and the entire treatment takes only 10 to 15 minutes. Dr. Poris will carefully inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into your desired treatment areas, and then you will be able to return to your schedule. You can even go right back to work!
How long is the recovery after BOTOX® Cosmetic injections?
Most people report that there is no “recovery” after BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. You may have some temporary redness or swelling at the injection sites, but this usually goes away within a few hours. You should be able to resume all of your normal activities immediately following your treatment.
What are the side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic?
The most common side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are temporary and include injection site redness, swelling/inflammation, minor bruising, discomfort, and headache. These side effects typically resolve within a few hours to a few days.
What results can I expect with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
You should start to see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of your wrinkles within 3 to 5 days after treatment. Many patients report that BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments significantly improve their appearance, as fine lines and wrinkles are minimized and the skin appears smoother and younger.
Do BOTOX® Cosmetic results look natural?
When administered by a trained professional on the correct areas of the face, BOTOX® Cosmetic results will look natural and aesthetically pleasing.
How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
BOTOX® Cosmetic results may last from 3 to 6 months. With regular treatments approximately every 4 months, patients can enjoy a smooth, wrinkle-free appearance for many years.
Should you get BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments?
That’s up to you! Most people who get BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments like that the results help them look younger and more refreshed. If you’re not sure whether to take the plunge, schedule your appointment with Dr. Poris and she’ll be happy to help you determine whether this anti-aging treatment is right for you.
Book your appointment today with Dr. Poris to find out what BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments could do for you. Call (407) 558-1616 or contact us online today.