Many patients are surprised to hear that they can eradicate facial lines and wrinkles with absolutely no surgery. Modern treatment options such as BOTOX® Cosmetic are incredibly effective and will leave you looking years younger after just one appointment.
If you are tired of wrinkles around your eyes, eyebrows, and forehead, then read ahead to get a better idea of how BOTOX® works and what you can expect from your treatment.
What About Surgical Options?
As with all other surgeries, these cosmetic treatments require a somewhat lengthy recovery period. Patients might need to take a week or two off of work due to swelling and bruising.
Even after all that has been done, the results from these treatments are not always permanent. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections allow patients to avoid many of these disadvantages while still enjoying amazing results.
Understanding BOTOX® Injections
Traditional BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic are nearly identical treatments, and the only difference is where the injections take place. BOTOX® Cosmetic was recently approved by the FDA for injections around one’s eyes and forehead.
In many instances, BOTOX® and BOTOX® Cosmetic are used interchangeably throughout the patient’s face depending on the severity of the lines and wrinkles.
Over the years, our facial muscles often begin to subconsciously tighten and create cosmetic issues such as “worry lines” and forehead creases. BOTOX® injections allow those muscles to slowly relax and reduce the visibility of the wrinkles.
Creases that have been caused by sun damage or gravity will not respond well to BOTOX® injections. Patients with those types of creases might benefit from another cosmetic treatment.
How is the Procedure Carried Out?
On the day of the treatment, the patient’s face will be thoroughly cleaned, and markings will be made on the injection sites. A topical anesthetic is then used to numb the area, and the injections are carried out.
Unlike dermal fillers that are injected directly into the wrinkles, BOTOX® is injected into the muscles that control the facial skin.
The majority of patients will experience absolutely no unwanted side effects, but some may notice minor redness near the injection sites. In the days following their treatment, their facial muscles will begin to relax, and their lines will disappear.
These results will often last for three months or longer. Patients can then schedule additional injections to maintain their smooth and toned skin.
If you’re interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic, contact Bella Tu Med Spa today in Goshen or Nyack.