Lines and wrinkles begin to form naturally on the face due to daily activities like laughing, frowning, smiling, and chewing, and they become more pronounced as we age. As the facial tissue loses elasticity, it begins to sag and cause unwanted creases, which impacts men and women alike. BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily relaxes the underlying muscles, which results in reduced wrinkles and smoother skin. Being one of the few FDA-approved treatments, this is a viable option for younger-looking facial features. This procedure can also be combined with other remedies, such as chemical peels, laser treatments, fillers, or microdermabrasion to enhance results and help prevent further wrinkle formation.
Patients seeking BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment should be in good health and have realistic expectations regarding desired results. This procedure requires skin free of infection, and patients should not have allergies relating to BOTOX® Cosmetic. Men and women benefit from BOTOX® Cosmetic if they agree with one or more of the following:
The severity of your wrinkles will determine where injections are placed and how much is needed. Typically, a numbing agent is utilized in the injection area(s) to avoid discomfort. A neurotoxin formula is injected that inhibits muscle contraction in the area administered to allow the wrinkles to smooth out and tighten. Treatments are performed in the office, and the process takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Dr. Cha will discuss his recommendations during your consultation to ensure your desired results.
BOTOX® Cosmetic diminishes any wrinkles in the forehead area.
Creases between the eyebrows, sometimes referred to as frown lines, will be smoothed out.
The skin surrounding the eyes and creases on the outer corners that develop over time from squinting or smiling will decrease temporarily.
Immediately following your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, an additional cold pack or anesthetic cream may be used to further numb the injection site. There is no recovery time needed, and you may resume regular activities immediately after your treatment. Slight bruising can be expected at the injection site, but after effects can differ for everyone. Applying pressure or rubbing the injection area should be avoided for a few days.
Most patients have visible results within two days, but it can take up to one week for the treatment to fully transform the face. Results will vary slightly but typically last up to four months.