What is it?
Botox® cosmetic is a prescription that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe lines between the eyebrows and crow’s feet . Botox® is most effective for lines that are visible with smiling, laughing, raising the eyebrows and lines around the eyes. These lines are caused with motion and tend to be less noticeable when your face is at rest. Botox® can be used off-label for bands in the neck, forehead wrinkles, and excessive armpit sweating. Botox® cosmetic works by temporarily weakening the specific facial muscles effectively preventing the area from creasing. Over-active muscles can cause lines that are present with motion and eventually these lines will stay even at rest. By weakening these muscles with Botox ® we are able to lessen the amount of apparent lines. In a brief visit, we can begin the process of reducing and eliminating aging signs.
Immediately after a Botox® injection you may see tiny bumps at the injection site. These bumps go away after about 10 minutes. Some patients experience mild bruising that can be covered with makeup.
“I started with tiny fine lines across my forehead making two rows plus fine lines between my brows and a couple on the sides of my eyes. Once I was injected with Botox® and waited the appropriate time (about a week to ten days) my motion stopped. Now that I have been treated a couple times with Botox®, my fine lines are gone and I’m ecstatic! I absolutely love the fact that my lines have dissipated and are no longer apparent. I will most definitely continue with Botox® regularly! Certainly worth it!.”
— Cherry S.