BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in the US. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-invasive cosmetic neuromodulator that is injected directly in the facial muscles in order to alleviate noticeable fine lines and wrinkles in men and women.
The most prominent area for these wrinkles is the moderate to severe frown lines found between the eyebrows and around the eyes primarily caused by the contraction of muscles and aging.
Fortunately, BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used to temporarily reduce deep creases for a smoother and refreshed look.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is made from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin which is used to cosmetically block nerve impulses to prevent muscle activity and eliminate the appearance of frown lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA-approved for use in the US since 2002.
Popular BOTOX® Cosmetic rejuvenation areas of the face include:
- Forehead (creases, wrinkles and furrows)
- Glabellar lines (frown lines that appears as two lines between the eyebrows)
- Smile lines (around the mouth)
- Crow’s feet (around the eyes)
Dr. Boyd customizes the dosage of the injections to achieve the patient’s preferred look to achieve the best results.
What to Expect During Your BOTOX® Cosmetic
It is a very simple procedure. During your initial consultation, we will study your unique facial anatomy and review your aesthetic goals in order to optimal results.
During the procedure, BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected with an ultra-fine needle that does not require the use of anesthesia. Some mild initial discomfort is felt, but once the injection is complete the patient may return to their normal activities. In some first-time patients they may find it most appropriate to apply cold compression to the sites injected to help soothe any discomfort.
How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work to Rejuvenate Your Face?
With BOTOX® Cosmetic you have the ability to erase years of aging, environmental factors and stressors from the appearance of your skin. When BOTOX® Cosmetic is used in conjunction with other treatments such as dermal fillers, the effects of the combination are prolonged as each solution boosts the effect of the other.
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is effective in revitalizing your face. Ask the aesthetic specialists at Chameleon Medical Spa if BOTOX® Cosmetic and facial fillers are right for you.