BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular cosmetic treatment for reducing facial wrinkles. When it is injected under the skin, it paralyzes the underlying muscles thereby reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
BOTOX® also has medical applications for excessive sweating, muscular disorders, migraines, and some bowel and bladder disorders.
When muscles contract hundreds of times each day, they eventually etch lines in the skin. BOTOX® Cosmetic slows the muscle contractions and may lift the corners of a sagging mouth, smooth the puckered chin skin and soften the vertical lines in the neck and around the mouth.
It’s most effective in dynamic wrinkles or wrinkles that are caused by facial expressions and muscle movement, especially around the eyes.
If you spend a lot of time in the sun, you may have developed lines around your eyes from excessive squinting.
The ideal age to start BOTOX® Cosmetic is when you have wrinkles you want to hide. The treatments typically last from three and a half to four months.
To have the optimum effect, the doctor will examine you to determine how much BOTOX® Cosmetic you’ll need.
If you have an upcoming event, it may be recommended to have a course of treatments about two weeks before the event, so it has time to work.
It usually takes a few days after treatment for the results to begin to show. The results will develop gradually for about two weeks.
After treatment, patients should avoid strenuous workouts for at least 24 hours.
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments that are properly done may leave your face looking fresher and more youthful. There may be some discomfort during the injections.
Some of the most common medical applications of BOTOX® are:
• Spasm of the eyelids
• Severe shoulder and neck muscle spasms
• Chronic migraine headaches
• Crossed eyes
• Urinary incontinence
BOTOX® Cosmetic provides an effective and quick remedy for the fine lines and wrinkles that develop on the face because of stress, age, worry, and sun exposure.
The BOTOX® is injected into the muscles on the forehead, and between the eyes, at the base of the nose and on crow’s feet at the corner of the eyes. The results are a more youthful appearance.
If you’re interested in minimizing facial wrinkles and want to attain a more youthful appearance, BOTOX® may be for you. Contact the office of Dr. Beth Collins, M.D. today to make an appointment. By working together, we will be able to determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic is the right treatment for you.