BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable treatment that is designed to improve the appearance of fine lines and creases by temporarily weakening facial muscles known to produce dynamic wrinkling, or wrinkling that appears when making facial expressions. The procedure is FDA-approved to combat signs of aging through targeted injections that relax the muscles prone to wrinkle formation.
Facial areas that are frequently treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic include:
- Between the eyebrows (vertical lines that appear when furrowing the brow)
- Horizontal forehead creases
- Fine lines around the eyes, also known as “crow’s feet”
- Other regions known for repetitive facial muscle contraction
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Like?
The treatment starts with a consultation from our plastic surgeon, Joe Gryskiewicz, MD, FACS (“Dr. Joe”). Dr. Joe will determine whether your unique area of concern can be effectively addressed with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Once it is confirmed that the treatment is well-suited to your aesthetic goals, the procedure will involve precise injections into the muscles associated with excessive wrinkling. The formulation will work underneath the skin and temporarily relax muscle activity, resulting in a smoother skin appearance and reduced wrinkling that can be immediately noticeable. The natural-looking, rejuvenated outcome should last about three to six months after the initial treatment, after which you may undergo touch-up treatments to preserve the results.
What is Recovery for BOTOX® Cosmetic Like?
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment includes many of the benefits of a non-surgical procedure, including an abbreviated recovery period. After injections, patients usually resume normal daily activities immediately, with little to no downtime. Exhaustive physical activity, strenuous exercise, and applying makeup or other cosmetics should be avoided for at least four hours after the procedure. Individuals should also refrain from laying down flat for a minimum of four hours after receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can be a highly effective way to non-surgically reduce signs of facial aging and has helped men and women all over the world achieve a younger-looking aesthetic goal. If you are interested in treatment, please contact our practice today to speak to a friendly member of our team or schedule a consultation.