Your face is a canvas of all the emotions you’ve felt in your life, and a lifetime of emotions means your facial muscles have been put to the test. Even if you have taken excellent care of your skin, years of facial expressions and exposure to the sun’s harmful rays can cause your face to develop wrinkles, crow’s feet, and laugh lines, which can make you look tired, angry, and older than your age. BOTOX® Cosmetic can help you look younger and more refreshed by effectively improving the appearance of wrinkles.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is the first and only prescription medication that is FDA approved to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and moderate to severe crow’s feet. BOTOX® makes the face appear more youthful by temporarily preventing contractions in the facial muscles that cause moderate or severe wrinkles to form. By reducing the activity of those facial muscles, BOTOX® effectively reduces the appearance of those lines.
BOTOX® effectively treats the following:
- Wrinkles and deep lines on the forehead
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Smile lines around the mouth
- Laugh lines from the nose to the mouth
BOTOX® injections can be performed on men and women who are at least 18 years of age and in good standing health. Candidates should not have any severe allergies or have a history of neuromuscular disorders. Although BOTOX® is very effective, you should be realistic about the outcome of the procedure.
BOTOX® injections are done in the office and only take a few minutes to complete. An ice pack or anesthetic cream may be applied to the skin prior to the injections to make the procedure more comfortable. Using a very small needle, BOTOX® is strategically injected into the targeted muscles of your face.
Once the BOTOX® treatment is complete, the treated areas may appear slightly red or swollen, but these symptoms are normal and usually subside within a couple hours. There is no downtime associated with BOTOX® injections, which is why many people undergo this treatment during their lunch hour and return to work immediately afterwards.
After your BOTOX® treatment is complete, the results will continue to noticeably improve over the next month. Although the longevity of BOTOX® varies between patients, you can expect your results to last between three and six months. Patients are usually very satisfied with the results that BOTOX® provides, and they often develop a renewed sense of confidence.
If the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is bothering you, we welcome you to schedule a free consultation at Timeless Plastic Surgery in Houston. Please call (281) 242-8463 or fill out our online contact form today. We look forward to seeing you soon!.