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When you smile, laugh, or frown, you contract the muscles of your face. With time, these contractions produce permanent lines in the skin. These wrinkles can make you look older, sad, tired, or permanently angry. BOTOX® Cosmetic not only prevents you from deepening these lines during natural facial expressions, it eliminates these signs of aging, leaving you looking younger and more revitalized.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most frequently performed non-surgical procedures in the U.S. This anti-aging treatment involves a series of tiny injections into the skin to inhibit muscle activity that causes wrinkles to form.
What is Botox Cosmetic
BOTOX Cosmetic is an FDA-approved injectable product that contains a purified form of botulinum toxin type A. It temporarily prevents certain muscle groups from contracting and creating folds in your facial skin. Interference in the action of these muscles allows these dynamic wrinkles to soften and become much less noticeable.
How Does Botox Cosmetic Work?
Overactive muscles or overuse of certain muscles can result in wrinkles and fine lines. A chemical transmitter known as acetylcholine released in the nerve fibers is responsible for contraction of muscles. BOTOX® injections work to block the nerves thereby preventing the release of acetylcholine. Instead of contracting, the muscles stay relaxed which means reduction of wrinkles.
What Does the Botox Cosmetic Procedure Involve?
Using a very fine needle, a series of tiny injections are placed into designated areas of your face that are causing the unwanted lines and wrinkles. There may be mild discomfort or a stinging sensation during the injection, but rest assured that BOTOX® Cosmetic is very safe. The treatment takes only a few minutes, requires no anesthetic, and recovery is immediate, allowing you to return to work with few restrictions that same day.
Am I A Candidate for Botox Cosmetic?
Anyone looking to enhance their appearance by eliminating unwanted lines or wrinkles may be a good candidate for BOTOX® treatment. During your consultation it will be determined if BOTOX® treatment is right for you. Botox injections are not recommended for pregnant or lactating women, or for patients who have certain neuromuscular disorders like Lambert-Eaton syndrome, myasthenia gravis, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s). People who are allergic to human albumin should also not undergo Botox treatment.
How Many Botox Cosmetic Treatments Are Needed in a Year?
Depending on the extent of wrinkles and the areas that need to be treated, patients may need to visit three to four times in the first year and fewer injections may be needed subsequently as the muscles adapt to the relaxation. Since each individual responds differently, the medical professional is the best person to advise on the required number of treatments in a year.
What Are the Side Effects of Botox Cosmetic?
Refrain from strenuous activity such as a cardio workout for 24 hours after the injection.
Immediately following BOTOX® treatment, some patients may experience minor bruising at one or more of the injection sites. Results are apparent as soon as several days after the treatment and continue to improve up to ten days. The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic typically last 3-4 months, although results may vary.
As with any medical or surgical procedure, there are risks involved with a Botox injection. Please review the Botox website for additional information. Botox Cosmetic Website
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