What Causes Wrinkles?
Factors such as age, heredity and sun exposure can cause wrinkles, as well as the primary cause which is repetitive muscle contraction. Your nerves release neurotransmitters. These chemicals send signals to other nerves, the brain, or muscles. Nerve impulses trigger muscles to contract. BOTOX® blocks these nerve impulses to transmit, which temporarily stops the muscles from contracting.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure. This procedure is used to treat wrinkles in areas such as the forehead, frown, crow’s feet, and neck lines.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the commercial name for Botulinum toxin, Type A. Botulinum can be safely used to treat migraines, muscle spasms, and excessive sweating. With little recovery time and nearly immediate results, BOTOX® Cosmetic can help you rejuvenate your face.
What does the BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure Involve?
We will thoroughly clean the treatment area with an alcohol-based cleanser. This procedure is typically not painful. However, if you are sensitive to pain, we may administer a topical anesthetic to help you remain comfortable throughout your procedure.
We will ask you to contract the muscles in your face in order to decide the places where BOTOX® Cosmetic should be injected. The procedure generally takes 10 – 15minutes, but may vary depending what areas you wish to treat.
A very fine needle is used to inject small amounts of BOTOX® Cosmetic into your muscles in your face along the areas you wish to treat. If you did not receive an anesthetic, you may feel a minimal amount of stinging or burning throughout the procedure.
Immediately following the procedure, you will be able to resume normal activities. There may be some minor swelling, bruising, redness or numbness around the injected areas. You may also experience a headache if you received an injection in the forehead area. All symptoms are generally minor and should cease within a few days.
When Will I See Results?
A few days after the procedure you will start to see the results. You will notice a reduction of facial lines and wrinkles. These results typically last several months.