Symptoms of aging may begin appearing gradually for some, while others may be living with signs for years. Whether you want to prevent further aging or reduce years of accumulated damage, modern cosmetic technology has allowed us the opportunity to achieve more youthful appearances.
Botox® Cosmetic is one type of technology utilized by cosmetic surgeons to restore youth with no recovery time. Botox® reduces the look of wrinkles by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles, preventing contractions which are the cause of wrinkles. It requires no anesthesia and only takes a few minutes to administer. Botox® Cosmetic is a botlinum toxin type A and is FDA approved.
Is Botox® Cosmetic Right for You?
At ImageLift®, we understand that every patient is unique and as such, we will recommend different procedures and filler options based on your unique needs. The ideal candidates for Botox® Cosmetic will be looking to improve the appearance of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows. Wrinkles may be due to other factors besides sun damage and gravity. Patients must be between the ages of 18 and 65. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a neurological disease, Botox® Cosmetic is not recommended.
What Should You Expect with Botox® Cosmetic?
If you’re considering receiving Botox® Cosmetic injections, it is imperative that you have the proper expectations prior to treatment. Some of the most important things to keep in mind are:
- Botox® Cosmetic is injected with fine needles into affected muscle areas, and only causes minor discomfort.
- Results are not immediate, and may take anywhere from three to seven days to take full effect. Lines may continue to improve for up to 30 days, but results are only temporary, Results vary from patient to patient and last between three and four months.
- Botox® Cosmetic is not without the risk of side effects, which commonly include: localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding or bruising.
How Are the Results with Botox® Cosmetic?
The results associated with Botox® Cosmetic are noticeable but do not make it obvious that you’ve had any treatments. Although your muscle activity will be temporarily reduced, you will still be able to make facial expressions. As muscles begin to contract again, lines and wrinkles will begin to reappear. The wrinkles will appear less severe than before the initial treatment, but it is your decision whether or not to re-treat the affected area.
Remember, many providers offer Botox®, and few are EXPERT at achieving artistic results. Don’t settle for less when it comes to your face. Our injectors are double board-certified facial plastic surgeons.
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