What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, type A. It is a non-surgical treatment that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.
During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines. When BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the muscles surrounding the brow area for instance, those muscles cannot “scrunch up” for a period of time. They are paralyzed. Any wrinkles in that area, often referred to as furrows or frown lines, temporarily go away. The treatment is usually done in about 10 minutes and no recovery time is needed.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
Those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows form over time as the result of muscle activity. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected directly into the muscles between your brows. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
BOTOX® treatments are performed as an office visit where a fine gauge needle is used to place a small amount of the diluted BOTOX® under the skin adjacent to the muscle responsible for creating the offending wrinkle. The BOTOX® that is injected then causes the muscle to relax and the wrinkle to be softened or removed.
BOTOX® is a simple procedure, accomplished in a matter of minutes. BOTOX® can help Phoenix patients restore the youthful appearance of their face. While the results vary according to your unique physiology, typically results are seen within 3-7 days, and can last up to 4 months or longer.
Phoenix patients may experience some mild discomfort or swelling at the injection site, but they may return to work or their normal daily activity immediately after treatment. You should avoid exercise, bending, or straining for the first 3 to 5 hours to allow the BOTOX® to work on the areas intended.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Results
Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of men and women rated the improvement in their appearance as moderate to better 1 month after treatment. Results may vary.
How long do BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments last?
Results from treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic can last for up to 4 months. If you discontinue treatment, the frown lines between your brows gradually will look like they did before treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic side effects
Possible side effects include headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea. Less frequently occurring (<3%) adverse reactions include pain in the face, erythema at the injection site, and muscle weakness. These events are thought to be associated with the injection itself rather than the BOTOX® and occurred within the first week.
Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work done.” After treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, you may look in the mirror and see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
Dr. Rod meets with each patient to review their care plan, and all of our injectables are administered by registered nurses. When it comes to patient safety, Dermacare goes above and beyond.Arizona Dermacare Plastic Surgery offers BOTOX® treatments to residents in the Phoenix area. Receive treatments from professionals who are dedicated to providing a phenomenal experience and rejuvenating results!Contact our offices in the Phoenix area to schedule a BOTOX® consultation at (623) 535-7050.