BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments of all time. Since its FDA-approval in 2002, 10.9 million vials of this injectable have been sold in the United States alone. This is because when it comes to softening fine lines and smoothing over wrinkles, BOTOX® Cosmetic is reliable in a way that no other treatment is.
This product works to remove fine lines and wrinkles caused by repeated muscle movements. Over the course of a typical day, everyone makes hundreds of facial expressions. These expressions are a normal and necessary part of human interaction; unfortunately, they are also the cause of certain types of fine lines and wrinkles.
Commonly referred to as dynamic wrinkles, these fine lines form most frequently around the eyes, mouth, forehead, and brows. This is because these are the areas of the face that move the most when you speak or make facial expressions.
Some of the most common of these dynamic wrinkles include:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Vertical lip lines
- Chin dimpling
BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily relaxes the muscles that cause these wrinkles by using the effective power of botulinum toxin. This substance can soften fine lines and wrinkles caused by facial movements for up to four months after a single injection session. Because the botulinum toxin is flushed out of the patient’s’ system after this period of time, repeated injections are needed to sustain any improvements.
Each of these injection sessions takes less than 20 minutes to complete and features absolutely no downtime. While changes can be seen immediately after treatment, more drastic alterations begin to become more and more visible between 24-48 hours after receiving injections.
While rash, itching, neck or back pain, muscle stiffness, bruising and swelling at the injection site are possible, these side effects typically go away within a few days of treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has brought countless patients at Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center life-changing anti-aging results. While this treatment can be performed on nearly anyone who wants to fix wrinkles that are the result of facial movements, it’s important to keep in mind that it cannot correct loss of facial volume.
If you’re interested in learning more about the ways that BOTOX® Cosmetic can help rejuvenate your appearance and make you feel like your best self, contact Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center today. We’d love to discuss any questions or concerns you may have and get you set up with your first consultation appointment.