What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA approved for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles and is extremely effective at easing the over-contracted muscles that cause surface skin to look old or stressed. Placed strategically by a skilled dermatologist Botox® can also gently lift the lower third of the face, the usual target of the surgical facelift. A Botox® treatment typically consists of several small injections. It works by temporarily weakening the treated muscles so that the skin relaxes and facial wrinkles and lines become less noticeable. Results can be seen in 4-10 days and can last 4 to 6 months.
- Botox® improves frown lines, (vertical furrows between the eyes), lines on the bridge of the nose, horizontal lines on the forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes, or bands on the neck.
- The use of ice or topical numbing cream can desensitize the area prior to Botox® treatment; tiny needles mean discomfort during the Botox® procedure is minimal. Minor, temporary bruising may occur; patients should avoid aspirin and ibuprofen prior to Botox® treatments.
- When injected by a cosmetic dermatologist, Botox® is extremely safe, both medically and aesthetically.
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