BOTOX® is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the United States. Each year, over six million people get the treatment. Listed below are some facts about this safe and accessible treatment, which may help in determining if it is right for you.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is the brand name of a purified protein solution. When used correctly in small doses, it is helpful for eliminating facial wrinkles and fine lines. It is the first and only FDA-approved treatment to smooth these lines in adults.
How Does It Work?
Repeated muscle contractions naturally cause fine lines on the face over time. A trained professional administers BOTOX® as an injectable solution directly into the muscle underneath a wrinkle. This reduces the muscle activity that causes problem areas such as frown lines and crow’s feet. The results are subtle, so a patient never has to worry about looking unnatural.
How Long Do the Results Last?
BOTOX® results generally appear within just days. The results are not permanent; they usually last for months at a time before repeat injections are necessary.
Is It Safe?
BOTOX® is a safe cosmetic treatment that may only be administered by trained professionals. Over fifteen years of clinical studies have been done on the treatment. The FDA has evaluated and approved this treatment, so you can be sure it is both safe and effective.
What are the Benefits?
There are numerous benefits from getting these treatments, many of which are not cosmetic:
- Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines, resulting in a younger-looking appearance
- Quick results with little to no downtime
- Treatments are non-surgical
- Consistent and dependable results
What To Expect During a Treatment
Treatments are done in the comfort of our office. This procedure requires no anesthesia and should only take minutes.
Is BOTOX® Right for You?
There are several factors to consider when determining if this is the right treatment for you. It may be the right choice if you have visible wrinkles and fine lines that have developed as a result of repeated muscle movements.