BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular neurotoxin, similar to Dysport®, that can temporarily prevent the contraction overactive facial muscles that cause wrinkles. This injectable treatment can be used to target a variety of dynamic facial wrinkles, including the lines between the eyebrows (known as frown lines or glabellar lines), crow’s feet, and horizontal creases across the brow among other fine lines and wrinkles. With BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dr. Richard Sherman can smooth the appearance of facial wrinkles for skin that looks well rested and youthful.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
Using the botulinum toxin-based solution of BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dr. Sherman can strategically relax the facial muscles responsible for moderate to severe wrinkles, fine lines, and deep creases. The one-on-one consultation process gives Dr. Sherman an opportunity to learn about your specific cosmetic concerns, examine the location and severity of your facial wrinkles, and design a custom-made treatment plan that can achieve your expectations. Dr. Sherman uses the minimum amount of product needed to successfully treat the target area, allowing you to enjoy natural-looking results without an “overdone” appearance.
What can I expect during the BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure?
Prior to your BOTOX® Cosmetic injection, Dr. Sherman can use a topical anesthetic to numb the target area, helping to maximize your comfort. Then, using a small needle, the botulinum toxin-based solution will be gently injected at locations specified by your customized treatment plan. Oftentimes, the entire procedure is completed within fifteen minutes, and many of our patients choose to book their BOTOX® Cosmetic appointments during a lunch break. In most cases, there is little to no downtime after the BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure, allowing you to return to your normal daily activities immediately.
How long will my BOTOX® Cosmetic results last?
Though redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site is uncommon, some patients may experience these mild side effects following their BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure. Any side effects typically dissipate within a few days, should they occur. Within 48 hours of the procedure, most patients will observe a significant reduction of facial wrinkles. However, the final outcome of the treatment may take 7-14 days to fully take effect. Patients will likely notice the initial results continue to gradually improve during this time. The final results of BOTOX® Cosmetic can last up to four months, and many of our patients at Skin Savvy choose to schedule follow-up appointments to maintain smoother, more youthful looking skin. Some of our patients also choose to combine BOTOX® Cosmetic with another injectable treatment such as Sculptra® Aesthetic or dermal hyaluronic acid-based fillers for a more complete facial rejuvenation.
To find out more information about reducing the appearance of facial lines, wrinkles, and creases with injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, please contact our office today. A member of our staff will be happy to schedule you a consultation with Dr. Sherman.