Botox Cosmetic is a product that is injected into the skin with small needles. Common areas for Botox treatments include:
Between the eyebrows;
Around the eyes;
Above the eyebrows;
Corners of the mouth;
Neck bands; and
The Benefits of Botox
This treatment works by temporarily relaxing the muscles that have caused wrinkles to form.
In most cases, a person can be treated with Botox in less than an hour. Because some dislike the sensation of injections, we provide a topical anesthetic to decrease discomfort. Results appear in the first days following your treatment, and they may last as long as four months.
Expert Botox administration can
Give the look of having had a natural brow lift;
Open the eyelid/eyearea for more refreshed look;
Lift your smile;
Soften the lines on your forehead;
Slim the jawline; and/or
Improve chin “dimpling.”
Botox also can improve teeth grinding at night and diminish tension headaches.
Use and History
Botox Cosmetic is the only treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to temporarily remedy deeper wrinkles found in the forehead, frown lines and crow’s feet areas. It is highly versatile, with additional uses including treatment for excessive sweating, migraines and eye-twitching.
Many people fear that because Botox Cosmetic contains a toxin, it is dangerous. However, numerous clinical studies and several hundred peer-reviewed articles have found the risks to be relatively low.
What to Expect During Your Visit – “The Botox Experience”
Before photos taken.
Topical numbing for between 10 and 15 minutes (optional) or ice
Between 10 and 30 minutes
Possible side effects
“Bee sting” look at injection sites (may last between two and five minutes)
No lying down fully reclined for four hours after injections
Avoid touching treatment sites the day of treatment
Several types of Botox are available on the market. Jeuveau is one of the newer brands for treating wrinkles. Some patients find that certain brands work better for them than others, such as in the length of time they see results.
Characteristics that Influence How Much Botox You Will Need
There are many different factors that can determine how well a patient reacts to Botox, affecting how much is required to achieve a desired final result. Some of the most well-known characteristics include:
Gender: Typically, men have larger facial muscles and, thus, generally need more Botox.
Facial muscle strength: Beyond size, people have differing facial muscle strength, which typically is developed through repetition of actions, such as frowning, smiling, squinting and pursing the lips. Individuals who are more prone to these repetitions will require more Botox.
Metabolism: Everyone has differing metabolism levels, which determine how long the effects of Botox will last. Botox typically lasts between three and four months.
Aesthetic goals: Some patients choose to maintain facial movement (partial muscle functioning) while others do not mind a more motionless result.
Wrinkle severity: The more severe or deep the wrinkle, the more Botox will be needed for proper treatment.
Face shape andsize: Patients with larger foreheads will require more Botox compared to patients with a smaller forehead.
Keep Smiling with Botox
Botox Cosmetic is a great temporary option when forehead wrinkles cause an angrier or more tired appearance than desired. By relaxing the muscles in these areas, wrinkles are smoothed, and the repetitive motions that created these wrinkles occur less frequently. As for having an expressionless face? A skilled doctor can achieve the desired youthfulness without compromising facial movements. If you are interested in Botox Cosmetic, contact us today.