BOTOX® Cosmetic for Facial Wrinkles
How BOTOX® Cosmetic Works
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxin A) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to temporarily treat unwanted facial expression lines, such as the frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines, and crow’s feet around the lines.
Physicians have been using BOTOX® Cosmetic for years as a treatment to correct visible signs of stress and aging. When injected in small doses in specific areas, BOTOX® injections block nerve muscles responsible for the repetitive actions that cause fine lines and wrinkles.
Candidates for BOTOX®
A good candidate for BOTOX® treatment may be anyone looking to enhance their appearance by getting rid of unwanted lines or wrinkles. It is also important that patients seeking treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic are in good physical health, are not pregnant or nursing, and do not have a neuromuscular disorder.
Men and women considering BOTOX® treatment should have realistic expectations of what the procedure can do. You should discuss the desired results with your doctor to ensure that your goals can be achieved.
The BOTOX® Procedure
Using a very fine needle, a qualified physician will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into designated muscles in your face that are causing lines and wrinkles. You may experience brief, mild discomfort during the injection, but you can be assured that the treatment is safe and effective. Taking only a few minutes, BOTOX® treatment requires no anesthetic and recovery is immediate, allowing you to return to work and resume your normal daily activities that same day.
The Importance of Choosing a Qualified Practitioner
Even though BOTOX® is not a surgical procedure, it is very important to choose a highly experienced and qualified practitioner when deciding to undergo BOTOX® treatments. Practitioners who are less familiar with the technique could leave you looking "frozen" or perpetually surprised. Dr. Baden and Jennifer West, FNP are intimately familiar with BOTOX® Cosmetic, having successfully treated hundreds of patients at our office. Not only that, we also take the time to talk with each candidate before beginning the injections to find out what he or she wants to achieve and to determine how best to correct their problem area(s), so patients can be happy again with their smoother, younger-looking faces.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Results
Immediately following the BOTOX® treatment, some patients may experience mild bruising, which typically resolves within a few days. You will see your wrinkles begin to fade within 24 hours, with continued improvement over the next 7-10 days. The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic typically last three to four months, although after several BOTOX® treatments, the results may be prolonged.
For optimum results, many patients choose to use BOTOX® in conjunction with laser skin resurfacing and/or filler treatments.
Risks and Side Effects of BOTOX®
Side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are rare and are usually mild and temporary. The most common side effects caused by BOTOX® are headaches and temporary redness or bruising of the skin at the site of injection. In rare cases, slight drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of expression may occur, however this is easily reversible. Any risk of complication can be reduced by choosing a qualified and experienced practitioner.
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BOTOX® for Axillary Hyperhidrosis
Excess sweating of the underarms can be an embarrassing problem for patients that can affect daily activities. BOTOX injections are performed in a simple 15 to 30 minute session at our office. Multiple injections with a tiny needle are carefully performed into the areas of sweating.
The effects of BOTOX injections begin to be apparent two to three days after the injection session, and last on average six months. Repeat injection sessions are performed as the initial effect begins to dissipate. Side effects are minimal to non-existent, and include minor bruising.