After years of squinting, laughing, frowning, smoking and worrying, the skin around the eyes and on the forehead often develops deep lines and wrinkles. These lines are called "expression lines." Until now, this type of wrinkle has been difficult to treat. Expression lines may often make you look older, tired or stressed. Now, by utilizing an already approved muscle-relaxing agent, expression lines can be significantly reduced.
BOTOX® is precisely injected, using a very fine needle, into the specific muscle that is contracting. Treatment is effective, safe and takes approximately 10 minutes. The pain is a minimal "pin prick" and no anesthetic is required, but can be used if desired. Immediately following treatment, you may resume regular activities!
BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to temporarily treat moderate to severe frown lines between the brows of adults 18-65 years of age. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes those lines to form between the brows.
Why Should I Consider BOTOX Cosmetic?
Years of squinting, concentrating, or frowning can cause your skin to furrow and crease. As time passes, your skin becomes less elastic and those moderate to severe frown lines between your brows remain, even when your muscles aren’t contracting. The moderate to severe frown lines between your brows that form are often referred to as your 1’s and may make you look angry and unapproachable.
Will I Still Be Able To Make Facial Expressions?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines between the brows is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
How Quickly Will I See A Difference?
Within 24 to 48 hours you may notice a softening in the appearance of your moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. The area may continue to improve for up to a month. Results have been shown to last up to 4 months.
Is Treatment With BOTOX Cosmetic Painful?
Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injecting, your physician may numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Many people are in and out of the physician’s office without downtime following BOTOX treatment.
Is BOTOX Cosmetic Affordable?
According to an American Society of Plastic Surgeons survey, the average cost of BOTOZ Cosmetic is approximately $400.
Will A Treatment with BOTOZ Cosmetic Affect My Skin Color?
Men and women of varying ethnicities and skin types have been successfully treated with BOTOX. Because it works only on the underlying muscles, there’s no concern of it affecting your skin color or. texture.