So far, it is reported that about 11 million women and men have had Botox Cosmetic® done.
It is administered by a physician and is effective to reduce lines and wrinkles, such as:
• Frown lines between your brows
• Crows feet around your eyes
• Wrinkles and lines on your forehead
What is Botox® Cosmetic?
In order to understand if Botox® Cosmetic can help, we will explain the difference between different kinds of muscles that cause wrinkles.
DYNAMIC wrinkles are visible only when you make an expression. When muscles move under the skin that leads to a fold in the skin above. They are also called EXPRESSION LINES. Typical dynamic wrinkles include vertical frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet around the eyes. These are best treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
STATIC wrinkles are seen all the time. Fillers such as Restylane are used to treat some static wrinkles, such as the groove that runs from each end of the nose to the corner of the mouth.
In other words, because DYNAMIC wrinkles are related to activity of underlying muscles, BOTOX® Cosmetic is best to treat them. Botox Cosmetic is not efficient with STATIC wrinkles. We combine BOTOX ® Cosmetic with other techniques such as fillers (e.g. Restylane), lasers and skin tightening procedures to give you the look you want.
Here are some of the common questions and answers:
Do wrinkles make you look tired or angry?
If you are one of those people that have deep wrinkles between the eyebrows, chances are that you may sometimes look angry or frustrated when you are not. Those wrinkles betray you because they may give an unpleasant appearance.
What areas can be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
The areas most commonly treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic include horizontal forehead lines, vertical frown lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet. Lower facial uses include vertical wrinkles that develop around the mouth when the lips are purses, drooping corners of the mouth and neck bands.
When will BOTOX® Cosmetic start to work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic begins to work in about 3 to 7 days and it may take 10-14 days to see its full effect. Some of our patients who have BOTOX Cosmetic® treatments regularly at 3-4 month intervals find that the effect lasts longer than 4 months. BOTOX® does not affect the nerves responsible for sensation, so there is no numbness or change in sensation in the treated areas.
How is BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment done and what does it feel like?
Dr. Goldberg uses a very tiny needle to administer BOTOX® Cosmetictreatment. It takes only a few minutes for each area. Precise knowledge of facial anatomy allows Dr. Goldberg to precisely sculpt the face to achieve optimal results. Most patients describe the feeling as a short pinch of a needle and are surprised say that “that was not a big deal”. There is no down time and you can return to your usual activities.
Some patients may a little redness at the injection area, which typically resolves in a few hours. Bruising is very uncommon but it might happen with some individuals, which can be covered with makeup. BOTOX® Cosmetic does not affect the nerves responsible for sensation, so there is no numbness in the treated areas.
How will I look after my treatment? Will I look “frozen” or “expressionless”?
No. Dr. Goldberg’s goal is to make you look natural so that no one will know that you had anything done. You will just look refreshed and younger. A precise knowledge of facial anatomy and years of experience allow Dr. Goldberg to give you the look you’re after – as natural as you want.
How do I take care of the treated area after my BOTOX® CosmeticTreatment?
Here are some suggestions for your after treatment regimen:
Do not lie down, rub or massage the treated area for at least 4 hours after treatment. This will help to avoid moving BOTOX into areas where it is not needed and will help to reduce the chance of side effects.
Do NOT do strenuous exercise for 4 hours after treatment. Do not go to the beach or sauna or for 4 hours after your treatment. If you must apply make-up within 4 hours after your treatment, use very GENTLE touch to avoid rubbing the treated area.
Is Botox® Cosmetic Safe?
BOTOX® Cosmeticis an approved prescription drug which has been used to treat patients with many conditions for over 20 years. In fact, it is used in children as young as 2 years old to treat cerebral palsy. It has been proven to be very safe through many years of extensive testing and research.
Isn’t Botox® Cosmetic a Toxin or Poison?
No, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a highly purified, natural protein manufactured by Allergan under the strictest quality control standards laboratory environment under strict guidelines. It is a government-approved prescription medication that is used in very tiny doses to very precisely relax muscles to which it is applied. Typical doses used for cosmetic purposes are less than 100 units. Doses more than 30 times this amount (approximately 3500 units) would be required to achieve toxicity. BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used for over 20 years to treat various muscle disorders including eye ticks and uncontrolled blinking and it has been shown to be safe in many published medical studies and articles.
Are my wrinkles going to be worse when BOTOX® Cosmetic it wears off?
No! In fact, by relaxing the muscles that cause wrinkles, BOTOX Cosmetic® may actually slow the clock of aging and prevent wrinkle formation. When used regularly, BOTOX Cosmetic® may help your muscles learn to relax so that you don’t crease the skin. You can stop BOTOX Cosmetic® treatments at any time and be confident that you will gradually return to your pre-treatment appearance. Some individuals who have regular treatments for several years find that the clock slows down and they look a little better in the treated areas than when they originally started.
Who should not have BOTOX® CosmeticTreatments?
People who are pregnant, breast feeding, have rare neuromuscular disorders (e.g. Eaton-Lambert syndrome, myasthenia gravis or myopathy) or are allergic to albumin should generally not be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
What are the Side Effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a remarkably safe treatment with a proven track record. The vast majority of patients have no side effects whatsoever. Side effects are minimal and typically relate to the local injection. Soreness, although uncommon, may occur around the injection site. Occasional patients experience a small bruise. This can be hidden with cover up, and fades away in a few days. Headache is uncommon, but may occur. These effects are typically very short-lived. Approximately 1-2% of patients may develop a slight lowering or drooping of the eyelid or eyebrow, known as ptosis. This may or may not be evident, and it is always temporary. Remaining in the upright position and not manipulating the treated area for 4 hours following the treatment minimizes the chance of ptosis. BOTOX® Cosmetic does not affect the nerves responsible for sensation, so there is no numbness or change in sensation in the treated areas.
How much does BOTOX® Cosmetic cost?
The cost depends on the amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic that you require. A proper consultation with our clinic is required in order to determine what is right for you. Generally, the price ranges from about $250 and up.
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