Botox Cosmetic®

Botox Cosmetic® is one of the most commonly performed and sought-after treatments to smooth frown lines, and remove facial wrinkles, crow’s feet and forehead lines.

The treatment involves precise injections into muscles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This treatment smooths wrinkles, relieves a stressed or tired look, and counteracts aging.

Botox Cosmetic® targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines — the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, smiling and raising the eyebrows over the years.  Our skincare experts will inject these muscles with Botox Cosmetic® to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of the frown lines between your brows, your crow’s feet lines and your forehead lines. Treatment requires minimal downtime – you can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave our office.

You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, and full results in 30 days.

BOTOX Cosmetic® delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.

Frequently Asked Questions About Botox®

How long does Botox last?

For most patients, BOTOX lasts on average 3 – 6 months. Most patients who repeat treatments every 3 months for the first few injections comment that they see it last about 4 months threreafter. We have seen it last as little as a month and as long as a year. In rare cases, a patient may be resistant to BOTOX. Each patient responds a little differently. Results are a direct response to how strong the muscle is and how many units are used. With regular use of BOTOX, problem muscle areas gradually atrophy and shrink, allowing the wrinkles they cause to fade away.

Do the wrinkles go away immediately after a Botox injection?

BOTOX injections usually take 3 – 7 days to start restricting the muscles. After the BOTOX takes effect, some of your lines will disappear completely and others should be minimized. Some wrinkles have been present so long that they will not go away even when the muscle is paralyzed. These wrinkles may need to be treated with a combination of BOTOX to paralyze the muscle and another filler.

Will my wrinkles come back stronger after a Botox injection?

No, they won’t.

Does a Botox injection hurt?

Most people find that the injections cause only mild, temporary discomfort.

Is Botox Cosmetic® only for women?

Not at all! Many men make Botox Cosmetic® part of what they do to care for their appearance.

The number of men choosing treatments like BOTOX Cosmetic® has risen fast – in the past three years alone, men have received over one million botulinum toxin treatments. 

Will there be bruising and swelling after a Botox Cosmetic® injection?

Immediately after an injection, there may be mild swelling which usually subsides over the next 24 hours. Bruising can occur in a minority of patients. We recommend that patients considering undergoing BOTOX Cosmetic® injections refrain from taking Aspirin, Motrin, or any other blood thinners for 2 weeks prior to injections. If the injection does cause bruising, it is easily concealed with camouflage makeup.

What are the side effects?

Side effects of this treatment are rare. Occasionally, temporary drooping of the eyebrow or eyelid may occur. This may last up to a few weeks. Rarely, numbness may develop in the treated area.