Botox® Cosmetic Treatment
The Problems with Aging, which can be solved with Botox® Cosmetic:
- The lines that appear between your brows (frown lines)
- Worry lines of forehead
- Sagging eye brow
- Crow’s feet (smile lines)
- Sad Lips
Botox® Cosmetic, sometimes called “a facelift in a bottle”, is a purified protein. When small doses are injected directly into the muscles, impulses from the nerves to the injected muscle causing the wrinkles are blocked – allowing them to relax. This relaxing of the muscle allows the skin to smooth out persistent lines that which developed over time.
Botox treatments usually last about 10-15 minutes and keep the muscles that cause lines relaxed for up to 4 months. In some cases, with repeated treatments. Results are dramatic and apparent within days and unlike surgery it is fast, simple and minimally invasive.
If you’re considering a wrinkle treatment and are interested in understanding how Botox® can help you look younger and healthier, we invite you to schedule a consultation.
Common Questions about Botox® Cosmetic Treatment
It is most effective for wrinkles that are visible when smiling, laughing, raising the eyebrows or for crow’s feet around the eyes. These wrinkles are called “dynamic” and tend to be much less noticeable when your face is completely relaxed. It also works well for bands in the neck.
The best candidates for the procedure are those between ages of 25 and 65. In many cases, wrinkles in people over 65 are “static” and do not change when relaxing the face. Other procedures would work better for these patients, including Restylane injections. Each person is different however, and should undergo a consultation to determine the most effective treatment plan.
A very small amount of Botox® Cosmetic is injected into each of the target areas using a very small needle. Because the needle is fine, only a small amount of the liquid is injected and the associated discomfort is minimal. Most patients compare the sensation to a light pinch. No sedation or local anesthetic is necessary and you can resume normal activities immediately afterwards.
For sterility reasons, you must purchase Juvederm in 1.0 ml syringes that must only be used on you. Whatever isn’t used after your first visit is stored away for future use. Depending on the formulation, each syringe costs anywhere from $350 to $750. When you opt for Juvederm, you have the liberty of spreading your treatments and treating multiple areas.
Botox injections are very small and done with a tiny needle that usually does not cause discomfort. The pressure sensation associated with the injection goes away very quickly and patients can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure.