BOTOX® Cosmetic

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the United States and it was approved by the FDA for cosmetic use, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections smooth wrinkles by relaxing the muscles of the face.

What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a product made from the botulinum toxin type A that is used to correct fine lines and wrinkles on the face by relaxing the muscles in the face that are responsible for the wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the #1 cosmetic treatments offered in the U.S. It is a very widely used product with a very long track record of positive outcomes and a great overall safety record.

Who is a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?

The most common injections are into specific areas of the face and neck to relax the muscles, which when contracted cause facial furrows and lines. Anyone looking to smooth fine lines and wrinkles in the most common areas where they appear is likely candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic. The result is immediate, as well as cumulative improvement over several days. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a very safe and widely used in the glabella (the area of the forehead between the eyebrows) to smooth the furrows caused by frowning, in the skin to the side of the eyes to eliminate crow’s feet, in the chin, in prominent ropey tendons and, occasionally, around the mouth to relax the muscles that cause vertical lines in the upper lip.

How long does the BOTOX® Cosmetic result last?

The results of a BOTOX® Cosmetic injection can last three or more months, and the injection can be repeated when the effects wear off. This treatment provides fast results to achieve a rested and refreshed look with little to no downtime. Your individual results will of course vary depending on your specific goals, the status of an area to be treated, and commitment to improvement. Realistically, the results produced by BOTOX® Cosmetic are generally visible within 3 to 5 days after treatment. Although results vary, the results of an individual treatment can last for about 4 to 6 months. The procedure may be repeated and, with each new treatment, the results tend to last longer.

What is the benefit of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?

Frown lines, crow’s feet, and wrinkles around the mouth are just a few factors that can cause a person to look worn out, tired and old. Repetitive facial expressions over time can cause wrinkles and fine lines. An example would be the repetitive facial expression of furrowing the brow. Over time, this action may cause a permanent, vertical fine line or wrinkle between the eyes, giving the permanent appearance of being worried. Now more than ever, people are realizing that they no longer have to accept and deal with the signs of aging. Both men and women seeking to rejuvenate and revitalize their appearance have turned to BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments. To obtain an even more youthful appearance, patients can have an eye lift surgery as well as their treatments.

How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?

BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments were first approved by the FDA in 1990 for the treatment of eye muscle spasms; however, its cosmetic value was quickly realized. BOTOX® Cosmetic is an approved trade name for botulinum toxin A. Botulism is a form of food poisoning that occurs when someone eats something containing a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. When injected in small doses in designated areas, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections block nerve muscles responsible for the repetitive action that causes fine lines and wrinkles by literally paralyzing the area. Results can last up to eight months. Some added benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections may include:

  • Improvement of migraine headaches
  • Reduction of excessive sweating or hyperhydrosis, which requires more than 50 units in each area such as arm pit or palm of hand.
  • Improvement in chronic back and jaw pain.
  • Relief from muscle twitches.

Am I a good candidate for Botox® treatments?

If you have fine lines and wrinkles that you would like to get rid of, you may be a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments. BOTOX® Cosmetic should not be injected into women who are pregnant or people with neuromuscular disorders. Millions of women and men have BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments each year and, when performed by a qualified and experienced professional, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are considered a safe procedure. BOTOX® Cosmetic injection costs can vary depending on the area treated and the extent of the injections. Dr. Movagharnia will consult with you on all of the details of your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, such as prices, length of treatments, and expected results, prior to your procedure.

For more information on BOTOX® Cosmetic, please contact CCRS at 770-951-7595.