Do you want to reverse the signs of aging? Look younger? Remove that tired look? Botox Cosmetic® is the most popular, safest and predictable anti-aging injection to prevent, soften and sometimes erase wrinkles caused by the contraction of the underlying muscles of facial expression. They enhance your unique look without sacrificing the natural expressions of your face.
How do these medications work?
Botox is a medication known as a neuromodulator. When tiny amounts are precisely injected into the muscles in the areas of concern, the muscle is temporarily relaxed or paralyzed. The overlying wrinkles are reduced and, in some cases, disappear completely. The result is a refreshed and younger appearance! Neuromodulators seem to magically turn back the hands of time and, if used on a regular basis, can even help prevent the formation or deepening of wrinkles as well.
The results begin to appear within the first 24 hours. Your refreshed appearance can last up to four months.
What areas are best managed with Botox?
The most common areas in both women and men managed with a neuromodulator like Botox include:
- Lines on the forehead
- Frown lines between the eyes
- Crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes
Will your face still how emotions and expressions?
Botox is used to enhance your normal facial expressions and restore a more youthful appearance. They are not used to change your appearance, just turn the clock back a few years. You can still frown, smile and show your normal expressions.
When can you see the results and how long will they last?
Results begin within the first 24 hours following treatment and your wrinkles will slowly fade away for up to one week. The benefits can last for up to 4 months.
What can I expect while having a treatment?
Having Botox is quick and easy. During your office visit, your concerns are carefully addressed to ensure that your goals are achieved. Treatments last less than 30 minutes. A very small amount of Botox is injected into the muscles of the areas being treated with very fine needles. The procedure is done with little or no discomfort. Sometimes there is mild redness in the areas injected but this clears very quickly. Most often there is no evidence that you had a treatment at all! A follow-up appointment is made 2 weeks after your treatment to assess your results and ensure your satisfaction.
What happens when the medication wears off?
Gradually, the muscles that were relaxed with medication begin to return to normal. The process is slow and not noticeable to others. While the effects can last for up to four months, each patient is unique. For best results, patients return every four months for treatment. The exact timing will vary and will be determined during your office visits.
What are the side effects of Botox?
Generally, having Botox is a safe and reliable procedure. During your office consultation, Dr. Zelt or Katherine O’Neil our aesthetic injection specialist will discuss with you the associated risks and complications. Fortunately, most are very uncommon and the vast majority of men and women enjoy an uneventful treatment period.
If you would like to know more about Botox Cosmetic®, please contact us to book your complimentary consultation.