BOTOX® is a popular cosmetic treatment used to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, particularly crow’s feet around the eyes and the deep furrow lines between the brows. In fact, the FDA has approved the use of BOTOX® specifically for this purpose. This approval, along with extensive studies, make it a name you can trust.
The active ingredient in BOTOX® is effective because, when injected into a targeted area, it blocks nerve signals to the muscles in that area. Thus, the muscle no longer contracts, and wrinkles are softened. Along with crow’s feet and furrows along the forehead, BOTOX® is commonly used to treat frown lines.
Anyone who is in relatively good health who wishes to lessen the appearance of facial wrinkles is a good candidate for the procedure. A number of causes exist for why some people are more prone to wrinkles than others. Sometimes it’s simply a matter of genetics, while others may have received more exposure to the sun and other harsh elements over time. Even the everyday activities of smiling, chewing and squinting can lead to unwanted lines that affect the appearance. As long as you have a realistic expectation of results and wish to smooth your wrinkles, BOTOX® is likely for you.
Procedure and Results
You won’t see results immediately following the procedure. However, it’s likely that you will begin to see a difference after just a few days, and the most noticeable results will be revealed about a week after treatment. Typically, these results last approximately three to six months and will require maintenance treatments.
A BOTOX® session is usually completed in just 15-30 minutes, depending on the number of injections you require. The length of time varies from person to person.
Since BOTOX® is a non-invasive procedure with no anesthetic required, there is no downtime or recovery time necessary. Expect to return to your everyday routine immediately following your session. This procedure is safe, convenient and effective. There’s a reason why BOTOX® continues to be a favorite among patients looking to reduce wrinkles and renew their youthful appearance.
To get all the facts about this treatment, visit Nova Plastic Surgery, in Northern Viriginia. Our team of cosmetic professionals can evaluate your facial features and medical history and help you determine if this injectable is right for you. This simple treatment may be just what you’ve been looking for to look and feel your best. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.