A tiny BOTOX® injection relaxes away deep, persistent lines and wrinkles that develop as frown lines and furrowed brows. Controlled dilutions, the freshest of product equate to precision results that keep you looking refreshed yet completely natural. From the original “11’s” to reshaping the face, this little neuroprotein has some magical capabilities.
What’s an “11”?
The “11” is the set of lines between your brows that make you look tired, sad, or mad – and older. BOTOX® Cosmetic was the first non-surgical solution to smooth away your 11’s.
How does BOTOX® remove wrinkles?
It’s really quite simple. BOTOX® utilizes a natural, purified protein that is administered at very low doses to reduce the contractions of wrinkle-causing muscles. Most typically these are the muscles on your forehead and the little corrugator muscles between your eyebrows. These muscles get in the habit of staying contracted and are the ones that can cause you to look perpetually worried or angry.
Beyond the Frown
BOTOX® Cosmetic also can minimize crow’s feet and, if you have them, those little crinkly bunny lines on your nose. Another common use is for relaxing the platysma muscles in your neck to soften the vertical bands that start showing up as you get a little older.
Newer uses include:
- Relaxing the downward pull on the corners of the mouth
- Softening the pebble-like chin contractions some of us unconsciously seem to adopt
- In some cases, it can even be used to relax the lines under the eyes
While the results are dramatic, you don’t have to radically change your facial appearance. Your muscles are simply relaxed.
At Bellavue Medical Vein & Laser Institute, we produce natural results. Dr. Mirchou advises opting for a moderate effect so you retain your natural ability to show emotions through facial movements. You’ll never have to worry about looking unnatural. It’s better to come in for a little touch-up to boost the effect rather than wait out the results from a heavy-handed injection.
A skilled hand makes a difference.
What is BOTOX® treatment like?
BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures are quick with no anesthesia required. Injections are administered with an ultra-fine needle directly into the area being treated. Discomfort is minimal and brief, and once complete, there is usually no discomfort.
If you’re like most patients, you’ll return directly to work or normal activity immediately. Most people are very surprised the first time to see just how quickly and comfortably BOTOX® Cosmetic can be injected.
What Areas Can Be Treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® treatments can be performed in a number of locations, including but not limited to:
- Between the brows
- Eye area
- Smile lines
Effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic appear within a few days and generally last from four to six months. BOTOX® is so simple; it can be injected at the same time as wrinkle fillers such as Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Juvederm®.