BOTOX Cosmetic™ is the one of the most popular cosmetic procedures which is performed in the United States. Properly done, it is safe and effective without downtime. Our doctors have years of experience in advanced Botox Cosmetics. Botox Cosmetics are injections of small doses of Botox into muscles that are causes of wrinkles. These injections relax the muscles and therefore temporarily reduce or eliminate frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet by the eyes, bunny lines on the nose bridge, smoker’s lines on the lips, thick bands in the neck, etc.
Botox injections relax and soften these wrinkles and lines, giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. Botox Cosmetics™ can also be used for minor facelifts, such as the corners of the mouth, arches of the eyebrows, etc. typically resulting in an enhanced and more youthful facial dynamics. Botox Cosmetic injections usually can be done in 10 minutes or so, results are apparent within days of injections and can last up to 4-6 months. In combination with certain dermal fillers and laser treatments, dramatic improvement in your appearance can be achieved, making you look and feel years younger with no surgery or downtime!
Botox Cosmetic is the purified protein of Botulinum Toxin Type A. BOTOX Cosmetic blocks the signal transductions from the nerves to the muscles. This blockage causes paralysis of the injected muscles eliminating the muscle spasm and contraction. Therefore it reduces and softens the wrinkles and lines caused by muscle spasms and contractions. Botox Cosmetic is the most effective treatment for wrinkles and lines that are visible when facial expressions occur, such as smiling, laughing, frowning, etc., and are typically much less noticeable when your face is relaxed. These wrinkles and lines are called “dynamic”. It can also be used to perform facelifts, such as the corners of the mouth and arches of the eyebrows.
BOTOX Cosmetic is injected with a very fine needle into specific muscles. The typical injection volume is very small, and therefore there is almost no pain experienced upon injection. Ceasing aspirin and anti-inflammatory medication 1-2 weeks before treatment can help reduce bruising. It usually takes 3 to 7 days for the treatment to take full effect. Contracting the injected muscles will help to quicken the process. This result can usually last from 3 to 5 months. Typically, repeated treatments can lead to longer lasting results. The effects of Botox Cosmetic are usually confined to the injected sites. As the effects reduce day by day, muscle actions gradually return, wrinkles and lines will gradually begin to reappear, however they are usually not as severe or noticeable.
To maintain the smooth, youthful skin , it requires 2 to 4 injections per year. Temporary bruising is the most common side effect. Slight bleeding can occur at the injection sites, this typically stops with light pressure. Headaches are rare, but can happen. They usually resolve within 24-48 hours. Avoid rubbing the injected area for 12 hours and avoid lying down for three to four hours can help prevent headaches. When performed appropriately, Botox Cosmetic gives a natural youthful appearance. The results are visible; but will not radically change your facial expression.
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