BOTOX™ is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in Corpus Christi, Texas and is most commonly used for reducing the appearance of fine lines and facial wrinkles. For enhanced results, Botox is frequently combined with injectable wrinkle fillers, such as Juvederm™
BOTOX™ Cosmetic is a highly purified protein that has a better safety record than the common aspirin. Since the FDA approved BOTOX™ in 2002, over 11 million women have been treated making it the number one cosmetic product in the US today.
Typically, it takes 4-8 days for Botox™ to start to take effect. Full effect can sometimes take up to two weeks, however, the results last for 3-6 months.
To maintain your new look, you will need to repeat treatments approximately every 3-6 months.
Fewer wrinkle lines will appear between your brows ("frown lines") and in other areas where you have the injections. Deep creases may still be visible, but will appear more relaxed. The process of wrinkling stops as long as the Botox™ is working.
Botox™ Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow's feet-the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squintin over the years. Botox™ Cosmetic temporarily reduces this muscle activity so you'll begin to notice a visible smoothing of these lines. For temporary improvement of moderate to severe crow's feet and frown lines, your doctor will inject Botox™ into the corresponding muscles.
Botox™ Cosmetic is a technique sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your provider about the results you want from treatment.
Some patients report that being injected with Botox™ Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your provider may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your provider may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
The treatment takes approximately 10 minutes and requires miinimal downtime or recovery-it's often called a lunchtime procedure.
Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow's feet studies. Other possible side effects include: discomfort or pain at the injection site; headache; and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, drooping eyelids, and swelling of your eyelids. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of Botox™ Cosmetic. Please schedule a consultation to find out more.
Possible risks include: