What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the first and only FDA-approved prescription product that temporarily improves the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and moderate to severe crow’s feet in adults.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the surface
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, or damage caused by free radicals. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. Also, when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet to form over time.
Dr. Smith injects BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscles that cause frown lines and crow’s feet lines, temporarily reducing the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines.
Botox ®cosmetic treatments can be used to improve:
What to Expect
Botox injections usually take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to perform. The patient may experience slight pain, although most say that the discomfort is minor. An ice pack may be used to help numb the area. After the procedure, there may be minor bruising at the site of the injections or tenderness of the skin. It’s important to not rub or massage the treated areas. You should expect to resume your normal, daily activity immediately following the procedure. Botox results may start to work as soon as 4 days after treatment, but can take up to 10 days to work. Generally Botox needs to be redone when you can see the movement returning to the muscles, whichgenerally happens about 3 months after treatment.