Botox Before and After Photos
Botox Cosmetic® is the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. It has a long safety track record and a high patient satisfaction rate. Botox Cosmetic® is an injectable treatment that reduces the transmission of a nerve impulse to a muscle, thereby relaxing the muscle and reducing the ability to form facial wrinkles. Because facial muscles insert on the undersurface of the skin, facial expressions that require contraction of these muscles cause creases in the skin to form.
The most common areas treated with Botox Cosmetic® are crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes), frown lines (vertical wrinkles between the eyebrows), forehead lines (horizontal forehead wrinkles), upper and lower lip vertical lines, strong platysmal neck bands, dimpling of the chin, and downturned corners of the mouth. It takes approximately 3 to 7 days for Botox Cosmetic® to take effect, and the results generally last 3-4 months. Injections of Botox Cosmetic® can be performed with or without topical anesthetic cream, depending on patient preference. The injections take a few minutes to perform, and pain is minimal for the majority of individuals. There is the possibility of bruising or swelling and rarely, drooping of the eyelids or eyebrows.
Botox Cosmetic® wears off completely within 3-4 months on average. Some individuals make have a shorter or longer duration than this. In our office, Botox Cosmetic® is only administered by board-certified facial plastic or plastic surgeons. We do not use any physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or nurses to administer the treatment. We believe that our plastic surgeons, who have completed extensive training in how to administer Botox Cosmetic® and injectable fillers, and who have an intimate knowledge of facial anatomy, are the best qualified to perform Botox Cosmetic® treatments. We invite you to schedule an appointment with any of our cosmetic surgeons for this low down time, highly rewarding treatment.
* All patients are unique and individual results may vary.