WHAT IS BOTOX® COSMETIC?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA-approved for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, and is extremely effective at easing the over-contracted muscles that cause surface skin to look old or stressed. Botox can also gently lift the lower third of the face, the usual target of the surgical face lift. Botox may be injected in other areas, such as the chin (to prevent an “orange peel” look), nose (for bunny lines), or underarms (to prevent excessive sweating). By using a qualified injector and the right amount of Botox, you can have natural movement while still maintaining a more youthful appearance.
HOW DOES BOTOX® COSMETIC WORK?
Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows cause skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines. Botox blocks signals from the nerves to these muscles, causing them to no longer contract. This allows the skin to relax and facial wrinkles and lines become less noticeable.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING MY APPOINTMENT?
Before you are treated, our injector will evaluate your muscle movement. This will help determine how much Botox you need and where it needs to be injected.
A Botox treatment typically consists of several small injections using a very fine needle. Some patients say the injections feel like a pinch and discomfort is brief and minimal for most. The treatment is usually about 5-10 minutes.
HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?
After your treatment, you may begin to notice a visible smoothing of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines within 4-10 days of treatment. Results generally last from 4-6 months.
BOTOX® is not a permanent treatment. If you discontinue treatment, the moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines will gradually return.
REQUEST A FREE CONSULTATION OR BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
Do you want to know if Botox is right for you? As with all of our cosmetic procedures, we offer complimentary consultations. You can schedule your consultation or book an appointment by calling us at 479-254-9662, Option 1. You can also request an appointment online here.