BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-invasive injectable treatment designed to weaken the muscles that contribute to frown lines, deep forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and platysmal bands along the neck. Muscles contract to form expressions, and these repetitive movements can often create fine lines and facial folds over time.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can minimize muscle over-activity, reducing the appearance of these common signs of aging. Wrinkles caused by other factors, such as sun damage, excess skin, and/or gravity do not typically respond to BOTOX® injections.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is not intended to create a “frozen” appearance, and it takes a skilled medical spa injector to apply the formula effectively. When administered appropriately, BOTOX® injections can often soften lines and create natural-looking, youthful results.
Though simple in appearance, BOTOX® injections are as much an art as a science. The procedure should be performed by a top facial plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Eugenie Brunner. It is essential to locate the appropriate muscles and accurately administer the cosmetic injectable to optimize results and minimize potential side effects. As a mild neurotoxin, BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily inhibits the transmission of the neuromuscular signals, which reduces the muscles’ ability to contract and form wrinkles. The effects of BOTOX® injections typically last about four to six months, and “touch-up” treatments will be necessary to maintain results. Regular use can help to soften lines in the long-term as muscles are gradually trained to relax.
For more information about BOTOX® Cosmetic, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brunner, please contact our medical spa today.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
A typical BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment session takes about 15 minutes, though individual times will vary. A fine needle is utilized to precisely administer the substance into the hyperactive facial muscles. There will be several injections, with the locations based on individual patient need and expressed goals. Downtime and recovery is minimal, and most patients choose to return to work the same day. Anesthesia is not required, though cold compresses may be provided to enhance comfort. Dr. Brunner recommends that individuals avoid exercise and strenuous activity for about 12 hours after the procedure. In many cases, patients can see results after 24 hours; however, full effects may take up to two weeks to become visible. BOTOX® Cosmetic is designed to last up to six months, with benefits slowly fading as muscle activity returns.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has several beneficial applications that extend beyond softening wrinkles, including potentially reducing the frequency and severity of migraine headaches and treating hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) on the hands and underarms. Dr. Brunner can also utilize BOTOX® injections to contour the jawline and cheeks. As a popular non-surgical facial rejuvenation method, BOTOX® Cosmetic is also often combined with other aesthetic enhancements, such as laser skin resurfacing, JUVÉDERM®, or other dermal fillers to optimize results. Dr. Brunner can help patients develop a customized treatment plan using one or several therapies to help achieve their aesthetic goals.
OcuMend® Post-Treatment Healing Pads
To help you heal as quickly and comfortably as possible, our medical spa offers OcuMend®nanotechnology healing pads. This ingenious treatment can be applied directly after the procedure to reduce the appearance of bruising.
BOTOX® Cosmetic FAQs
To respond to questions about BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dr. Brunner has provided answers to some of the most common inquiries about this popular product. If you would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.
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