The human face is capable of making over 10,000 different expressions. When we make facial expressions, whether consciously or unconsciously, we contract the small, powerful muscles beneath the skin. Over time, these contractions produce “expression lines” that can convey sadness, anger, or disgust even when a person may not feel that way. Fortunately, BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is an FDA-approved injectable prescription medicine available to improve expression lines and wrinkles to create a more approachable appearance.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can effectively treat moderate to severe wrinkles and lines in both men and women in the following areas:
- Between the brows (glabellar lines)
- Around the sides of the eyes (“crow’s feet”)
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by blocking the nerve impulses that would normally be sent to the injected muscles. The reduced muscle activity allows the stubborn lines created by consistent muscle contraction to soften. This prevents the skin from wrinkling and produces a more youthful, pleasant appearance. Over 11 million women and men have experienced the proven results of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
No particular preparations are necessary prior to undergoing BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Patients may experience an initial sting from the injection for just a few seconds, but there is generally no discomfort thereafter. The procedure takes approximately 10 minutes and requires no downtime. Patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.
The smooth, wrinkle-free skin resulting from BOTOX® treatment generally lasts 3 to 6 months. Additional treatments are advised in order to maintain the youthful appearance provided by the injections. Patients may be undergo the procedure several times a year for continued improvement. Injectable BOTOX® Cosmetic is an integral part of the overall strategy for total facial rejuvenation.
Treatment with injectable BOTOX® allows the muscles to be weakened non-surgically with only rare side effects. Be sure to discuss prior surgeries, medical conditions, current medications, and allergies with your doctor prior to undergoing BOTOX® injections.
If you are interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment in order to obtain a more youthful, pleasant appearance, please fill out our contact form or call (239) 263-6766 to learn more and schedule your consultation.