What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Smooth skin is often a hallmark of youthfulness and vitality. As we age, our skin begins to lose the natural building blocks that produce new skin cells and keep the existing ones supple. This causes wrinkles, creases, and other defects to appear, making people look older and feel less attractive.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been the leader in helping millions of people turn back the clock and beat back signs of aging. It uses a naturally derived neurotoxin to effectively stop the muscles that cause wrinkles, smoothing existing creases and helping to prevent them from occurring in the future. Backed by 15 years of research and time-proven results, BOTOX® Cosmetic can dramatically rejuvenate the appearance to help people look and feel their best.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most convenient cosmetic treatments on the market. It is available as an injectable treatment that only takes between 10 and 15 minutes to complete.
There is no preparation needed before a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, but a numbing solution or ice may be used to alleviate any discomfort. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are injected into the target areas using a thin needle. There may be a little pain as the needle penetrates the skin, but typically BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments cause little discomfort.
No downtime is needed—patients can receive BOTOX® Cosmetic and walk out of their doctor’s office minutes later.
BOTOX® Cosmetic, as its name implies, is specially formulated for cosmetic purposes. It is designed to help prevent facial muscles from contracting, temporarily “freezing” them in place. This helps keep the muscles from folding, stopping wrinkles in their tracks, and helping to soften existing creases.
One of the best features of BOTOX® Cosmetic is how versatile and accessible it is. Nearly everyone can benefit from a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment or be considered a candidate. Anyone who seeks to correct aging concerns and would like a non-invasive option over cosmetic surgery can try BOTOX® Cosmetic and see what it does for them.
Candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic include patients who want to address:
- Glabellar lines, or deep lines between the eyebrows
- Creases along the forehead or brow area
- Wrinkles or “crows feet” lines around eyes
- Sagging skin or bands along the neck
- Loose skin or wrinkles in the cleavage area
- Frown lines or other deep wrinkles
BOTOX® Cosmetic is also useful for treating minor medical ailments that affect the muscles, such as tension in the jaw muscles from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). In some cases, BOTOX® Cosmetic has also proven to be an effective treatment for excessive sweating in the armpits.
There may be a little swelling, particularly at injection sites, for the first 24 to 48 hours after a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. Usually, this swelling resolves itself within a day or two. Other than that, there is no recovery or healing needed, especially when compared to a surgical procedure. Patients can return to work and their typical daytime routine as soon as a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is complete.
BOTOX® Cosmetic results begin to show almost immediately after treatment. Patients will start to see smoother skin and fewer wrinkles within a few days. These effects tend to last for three to four months.
Repeated BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are necessary to ensure skin stays smooth and crease-free. For most patients, BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment every three months is ideal, especially in the first year. BOTOX® Cosmetic may also prevent future wrinkles from occurring, as it relaxes and smooths facial muscles over time.
BOTOX® Cosmetic helps ease wrinkles and other signs of aging in a way that looks beautiful, natural, and never overdone. For most patients, BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are an effective way to combat the passage of time and for them to look and feel refreshed, youthful, and rejuvenated.