What is Botox®?
Botox® is a cosmetic treatment that will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and deep lines by relaxing facial muscles, so wrinkles can soften and diminish.
The active ingredient, botulinum toxin type A, has been FDA approved since 2002. This neurotoxin freezes communication between nerves and muscles by blocking the signal path. As a result, the muscles no longer contract as intensely.
Is Botox® right for me?
If you have noticed with aging that your laugh lines aren’t making you smile, then the answer is yes!
Botox® treatment benefits include:
- Safe, FDA approved
- No downtime or recovery required
- Prevents wrinkles from forming or worsening
- Look younger, less tired, and less angry
What are some common target areas for Botox®?
- The corners of the lips or above the lips
- The small lines near the nose
- Crow’s feet by the eyes
- Lines on the forehead
- Nasolabial folds on the face
What can I expect during the treatments?
Botox® is injected through fine needles in targeted areas to address wrinkles, forehead lines, glabellar lines (between your eyes), crow’s feet, and creases on the bridge of the nose. The actual procedure time is less than 10 minutes and you are able to return to normal activity immediately. It is preferable to postpone exercise or strenuous work-outs for 2 to 4 hours post-treatment.
How long do the results last?
Real results may be noticeable within 24 to 48 hours, with optimal efficacy apparent at two weeks, with results lasting up to 4 months.* Larger doses (units) have a longer duration. During your consultation, you and your provider will discuss personal treatment options.