How does Botox work?
Botox® Cosmetic is a simple treatment which involves the injection of purified protein into specific areas to temporarily smooth lines, wrinkles and furrows caused by excessive facial movements. Botox Cosmetic is the most popular aesthetic treatment in the world today with over 4 million procedures done last year alone. This is the only treatment of its kind that is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The location, size and action of the muscles that create these “dynamic lines” vary among different individuals. We will mark these locations and administer several tiny injections of Botox directly into the muscles that cause these dynamic lines. The objective is to create a youthful and more relaxed appearance and NOT a “frozen” or “expressionless” look.*
Each area requires a different number of units of Botox as determined by the Doctor.
*results can vary based on individual conditions
Frequently asked questions*
How effective is Botox ?
In a clinical study with Botox Cosmetic, the majority of patients (82.5%) reported an improvement in glabellar lines after a week. Results were still reported up to 4 months later.*
Does the injection hurt?
A very tiny needle is all that is needed for the procedure. Some patients report minor and temporary discomfort from the injection.*
How long does Botox last?
This depends entirely on the patient, but a single treatment of Botox® will normally be sustained for approximately three months. You will notice a gradual fading of its effects. At this point you will return to your doctor for your next treatment.
What areas can be treated with Botox?
Note that in experienced hands, Botox Cosmetic can be used for more than treating lines and wrinkles. With injections into specific areas of the face.
The procedure is usually comfortable and requires no anesthesia, although some patients choose to numb the area with a cold pack prior to injecting. Downtime is not expected after the procedure and bruising is uncommon. You will notice a marked improvement in days and the results should last 3 to 6 months.*