BOTOX ® for cosmetic and aesthetic applications has been much talked about and has been used successfully in the field on cosmetic enhancement and facial rejuvenation. BOTOX ® can shave years
from your face in a procedure that takes a matter of minutes. Unlike cosmetic surgery, BOTOX® is safe and virtually non-invasive. BOTOX® is at the forefront of the ever-evolving field of nonsurgical aesthetic enhancements.
Helpful information when it comes to understanding Botox
The goal of using Botox Cosmetic is to create a natural younger you. Wrinkles, unfortunately, are in everyone’s future. Wrinkles are created by the continuous movement of facial muscles under the skin, causing a creasing and folding to meet the muscles demands. Unfortunately when they are left untreated over the years these little fine lines create scars so even when you are not using your facial expressions (muscles) the lines still remain. One way to counteract this problem is with the use of Botox Cosmetic.
Botox stops the muscles from being able to contract hence slowing down the aging process and keeping
wrinkles (scars) at bay.
The only way to truly prevent a wrinkle from forming is to treat the cause; relaxing the muscle and restricting
movement. By relaxing the specific facial muscle with Botox Injections you are able to provide the skin above with a much-needed vacation. This “vacation” allows for the skin to smooth back out into its natural more youthful position.
Depending on how deep your wrinkles are will dictate how many sessions/units you will need to see an
entirely lifted wrinkle. Sometimes other treatment options are necessary such as fillers (Juvederm,
Juvederm Plus, and Radiesse), peels and/ or plastic surgery.
The goal behind using Botox Cosmetic is to create a natural younger you “not a frozen expressionless face”.
This is accomplished by relaxing muscles under the skin to allow your wrinkled areas to settle into a
natural/ younger looking wrinkle-free position.
Botox can be utilized in many different areas. Some applications are listed below, but you have a
special concern we always recommend coming in for a consult to discuss your needs.
BOTOX ® Applications
- Softening frown lines, glabeller wrinkles and crow’s feet
- Lifting the brow and opening the eyes
- Smoothing the bags underneath the eyes
- Relaxing drooping cords in the neck (turkey neck)
- Smoothing deep wrinkles across your forehead
- Relaxing the creases in Crows feet
- Eliminating the lines between your brows
- Smoothing out “smoker lines” around the mouth
- Lifting the dimpling of the chin
- Underarm treatments for excessive sweat
- Gummy smiles
Questions & Answers
How long does Botox last?
Botox can last away where from 3-4 months, although some can go longer without needing more but this is
typically the time frame. There is however a few factors that can affect the longevity of your Botox such
as your metabolism to the toxin and the strength of your muscles. Because of this people with stronger
muscles may need more Botox. Once a patient starts getting Botox on a regular basis you may start to
notice that it you can go longer before “touch-ups”.
Botox injections take anywhere from 3 to 7 days to take full effect. If after the 7-10 days you are not where you want to be contact the office so we can bring you back in to meet with the doctor to see if you need more Botox to achieve your desired look.