BOTOX Cosmetic is a revolutionary, non-surgical treatment that minimizes frown lines, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet by relaxing the facial muscles that cause the wrinkles. BOTOX is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium and is injected through a tiny needle into the skin. Botox is a very simple and safe procedure that has been used successfully for many years. And, when treatments are done properly, the result is a natural, more youthful expression and a smoother, more tranquil facial appearance. Both men and women can benefit from Botox treatments, no matter what their age, ethnicity or skin color.
How does Botox work?
A small amount of the product is injected into the desired treatment area, through a very thin needle, partially blocking the nerve impulses to the facial muscles. Botox paralyzes the muscles that cause expression lines to form. The entire process takes approximately 15 minutes and requires no recovery time. There will be a slight reddening of the treated area for about two to six hours after the injection, but can easily be covered with makeup, if desired. For most patients, initial Botox treatments, when used for wrinkles and expression lines, typically last 3 to 6 months. Additional treatments may have more lasting results, sometimes up to a year.
Note: Botox Cosmetic will not tighten skin that is sagging or reduce wrinkles and lines that are the result of sun exposure, lack of moisture or are not muscle related. To learn how to treat these types of conditions, please inquire about our additional products and services, such as our Dermal Fillers or Laser Treatments.
Xeomin is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults.