Botox® Cosmetic is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures to restore a youthful appearance to the face. Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription medication that temporarily softens the look of wrinkles and fine lines on the face and neck. It’s made from a small amount of the diluted neurotoxic protein, botulinum toxin, which blocks nerve impulses, therefore relaxing the contraction of muscles and softening wrinkles. Essentially we “freeze” the muscle to allow the skin to naturally recover and impede further wrinkling.
Some of the most common areas treated by Botox® Cosmetic are fine lines around the eyes (crow’s feet), forehead wrinkles, deep furrowed brows, and frown and laugh lines.
What to Expect
Botox® Cosmetic takes just a few minutes to be administered in the office. It is injected with a very fine needle under topical anesthesia (ice or numbing cream) and most patients experience very little discomfort during treatment or after. Results typically show after 5-7 days, but it may take up to two weeks to take full effect.
Results last for about 3-6 months. Subsequent treatments may help achieve even longer lasting results.
At your consultation you and Dr. Srikanth or Kristen Howard, ARNP, will discuss the treatment plan to best address your specific problems areas. Rather than going by unit or area pricing, our providers will discuss with you a customized plan to create a balanced and beautiful outcome. Our philosophy is to begin with a modest approach, and continue to add product until we achieve the results you’re looking for.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact our office today! We’ll discuss your problem areas and goals and set up a plan to achieve the results you’re looking for.