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BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines, frown lines between your brows, wrinkles across the forehead or other wrinkles caused by facial movement. In 2013, BOTOX® Cosmetic became the only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve moderate to severe crow’s feet in adults. There have been no studies to support that other products are Unit-to-Unit equivalent to BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.
For the crow’s feet area, your specialist will inject 3 areas of the orbicularis oculi, the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This will be repeated on the orbicularis oculi muscle on the other eye. BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet.
Injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscles that cause crow’s feet lines temporarily reduces the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines.
For the frown lines area, your specialist will administer 5 injections into muscles in your forehead—1 in the procerus muscle and 4 in the corrugator muscles.
Injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscles that cause frown lines temporarily reduces the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines.
These types of wrinkles are formed by actions like furrowing your brow, laughing, smiling, squinting, and other actions that contract certain facial muscles again and again over the years. BOTOX® Cosmetic is very effective at stopping the wrinkling in your skin created by these muscular contractions. After about 4 months, the effects of the injectable will wear off and a re-treatment will be necessary if you want to refresh the results.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment
For numerous men and women across the US, the advantages of BOTOX® have resulted in a more youthful, more approachable facial appearance. Advantages of this injectable include:
- Best result achieved 14 days after injection
- Minimal to no downtime
- Long-lasting, wrinkle-smoothing results
Although the results are long-lasting, they are not permanent. For most people, the effect will go away between 3 and 6 months, but BOTOX® Cosmetic results can be maintained with re-injection. The certified injectors at Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery will help you develop a treatment plan that ensures your youthful, rejuvenated facial appearance is restored as the effects wear away.
Side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are rare and typically temporary. You may have some redness or swelling at the site of the injection, but these things will begin to disappear in the hours following. Any risks that may be associated with your treatment will be discussed with you in-depth with our experienced injector.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are a great way to get fast, painless facial rejuvenation results. Men and women alike return to our office again and again to refresh the results achieved with this injectable.
Recent statistics show Americans are increasingly seeking out cosmetic enhancement that does not involve surgery. BOTOX® and other minimally invasive treatments do not provide the profound enhancement and long-lasting results that cosmetic surgery can achieve, but people appreciate the convenience of the subtle semi-permanent results achieved.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one such option that millions of people have been using since it received FDA approval. Some of the main advantages of BOTOX® Cosmetic are:
- Non-surgical: No sutures, no scalpels, no anesthesia
- Minimal downtime, no recovery
- Results are noticeable quickly
- Results last 3 to 4 months
- Provides an effective although temporary facial rejuvenation effect
Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments are often a great option for younger people in their 20s and 30s who want to erase subtle signs of aging but do not yet need cosmetic surgery. Botox can also prevent wrinkles from occuring. Most people between 21 and 65 – men and women alike – are great candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic.
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
Our certified nurse injector will discuss your treatment goals and perform a detailed assessment of your areas of concern. This consultation will determine the appropriate treatments for you. New patient consultations take between 30 minutes and 1 hour.
Once the treatment plan is determined, the actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.
After your appointment, you may have a little redness and swelling at the injection site, but it should dissipate within a day or two. Many people return to work, social activities and other daily routines immediately after their BOTOX® Cosmetic appointment.
Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the skill and expertise of the specialist or healthcare professional who is administering your treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment—look for someone who is licensed and trained and has experience treating patients with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Be wary of discount products or “cheap” BOTOX® Cosmetic—if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
It is more important to find an experienced specialist who will take the time to understand your treatment goals and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
Ask us how you can save money on your next Botox treatment with Brilliant Distinctions?
Enroll in the Brilliant Distinctions® Rewards Program to save money on BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments. You earn points on each BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment that you can redeem for savings on future treatments. You can also earn and redeem points on other selected treatments that your specialist may determine are right for you.
In addition, you can also earn points when you shop online at your favorite retailers participating in the Brilliant Distinctions® Mall. As a member you will receive treatment reminders and information about your points balance.
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your specialist may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your specialist may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.