BOTOX® Cosmetic has quickly become one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures in the world. This quick, in-office treatment can give you a more youthful, refreshed appearance by smoothing out signs of wrinkles and fine lines in specific areas along the face. With personalized treatment plans from our skilled and experienced team at EMWC, our attention to detail helps to prevent “frozen” features. We pride ourselves on providing patients with natural-looking results that address their unique and individual concerns.
What Areas Does BOTOX Cosmetic Treat?
Some of the most treated areas are mild to moderate fine lines on the face, such as:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead lines
- Laugh lines
- Frown lines
- “Bunny” lines
- Chin dimpling
During your consultation, we will discuss your goals and help you determine if you are an eligible candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic.
Although BOTOX Cosmetic is an extremely popular treatment, there are a lot of questions that new patients have about the injections. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions. If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We are always happy to answer questions and can help you schedule a consultation to discuss your options.
How long do results last?
Results can vary from person to person, but on average BOTOX Injections can provide facial rejuvenation results that last three to four months. After the effects begin to fade, follow-up treatment can maintain results. In fact, some patients have noticed results tend to last longer after each repeat visit.
When will I see results?
Optimal results from facial rejuvenation with BOTOX Cosmetic should be seen within approximately seven days after treatment.
What is the treatment like?
Treatment is typically fairly brief – approximately ten minutes, depending on the number of treatment areas. BOTOX Cosmetic, which is a prescription medication (onabotulinumtoxinA) is carefully injected using a fine needle. According to your treatment plan, injections will be made in desired areas to temporarily prevent underlying facial muscles in the target areas from contracting (it is this muscle contraction that creates the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines).
Will the injections hurt?
Our team always does their best to put your comfort first. The needle used for the injections is very fine, and we can use a topical numbing agent prior to the procedure to help minimize any pain at the injection sites.
Do the injections cause bruising?
During the week before you have BOTOX Injections, we recommend avoiding any blood thinners, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, as well as vitamin E supplements, or fish oil. These medications can all lead to increased bruising and bleeding at the injection sites.
How long is the recovery period?
There is usually no recovery period needed after BOTOX Cosmetic injections. Most patients are able to return to their daily activities immediately after treatment has been completed. There can be redness, swelling, or bruising on occasion, but these side effects are minimal and should fade quickly.