We laugh, we frown, we concentrate.
And over time, those expressions leave their mark upon the face. Until today there wasn’t a lot that could be done about it. But now there’s BOTOX Cosmetic, a simple nonsurgical procedure that can dramatically reduce even the toughest wrinkle within days.
What is BOTOX Cosmetic?
A Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic treatment is a simple nonsurgical procedure that smoothes the deep, persistent lines between your brows that developed over time. One ten-minute treatment (a few tiny injections) relaxes the muscles that cause those lines to form and keeps them relaxed up to four months. Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic has been widely tested and is approved by the FDA.
The results are dramatic and apparent within days. In clinical trials, nearly 90% of the men and women surveyed rated the improvement in their brow lines as moderate to better. For many, BOTOX Cosmetic virtually “erases” these lines.
Unlike surgery, BOTOX Cosmetic is fast, simple and minimally invasive, with no downtime or recovery. Most people return directly to work or normal activity following treatment. Within days, they report looking more natural and relaxed. With BOTOX Cosmetic, people will know something was done, they just won’t know what.
BOTOX Cosmetic will not radically change your appearance or make you look “like you’ve had work done.” It will not make you look 20 years younger. Because it’s highly localized and administered intramuscularly, its effects are usually confined to the region of injection, and BOTOX Cosmetic does not remain in your body indefinitely.
What exactly is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a natural, purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Very low doses of Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the overactive muscles that cause lines to form. Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles. The effects of Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic are usually confined to the injected region; it does not travel throughout the body.
Are BOTOX Cosmetic treatments painful?
Discomfort is minimal and brief. Once the injection is complete, there is usually no discomfort.
Will my lines look worse if I choose not to continue treatments?
No. Lines will gradually revert to their pre-treatment appearance.
Who should administer BOTOX Cosmetic?
Any authorized health care professional can administer BOTOX Cosmetic, but cosmetic physicians are generally more experienced. Dr. Buckingham has over 8 years of experience using Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic.
To determine if a patient is a good candidate for BOTOX Cosmetic, Dr. Buckingham recommends a private consultation utilizing the assistance of digital imaging.
In addition to excellent surgical technique, Dr. Buckingham feels that successful facial plastic surgery results from the development and maintenance of a good rapport between the patient, the surgeon and his staff during the consultation and future appointments. The consultation will include a complete facial analysis to determine the best procedure to bring about the desired results.
To determine if a patient is a good candidate for this procedure, Dr. Buckingham recommends a private patient consultation.
Dr. Buckingham feels that successful facial plastic surgery results from the development and maintenance of good rapport between the patient, the surgeon, and his staff during the consultation and future appointments. The consultation will include a complete facial analysis to determine the best procedure to bring about the desired results and all questions relating to the patients specific concerns will be addressed.
Find answers to Botulinum Toxin questions in Dr. Buckingham’s Q&A.
Frequently Asked Botox Questions
Q – What is Botox?
Botulinum Toxin is a natural, purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium that can be administered in tiny, low-dosage injections directly into the overactive muscles that cause lines to form. The procedure is simple and non-surgical. It visibly smoothes and softens moderate to severe facial lines. Botulinum Toxin is also effective in relieving excessive sweating and muscle spasms in the neck and eye area.
Q – How does Botox work?
Botulinum Toxin blocks the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles. It is usually confined to the injected region where it temporarily paralyzes the muscles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
Q – Who is the best candidate for Botox?
Candidates for Botulinum Toxin are individuals who are physically healthy and have realistic expectations of this non-surgical procedure. The candidate must also realize that the improvement is temporary. Dr. Buckingham will perform a private consultation to show a digital imaging of the effects of Botulinum Toxin, as well as a facial analysis. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may have an increased risk of serious side effects.
Q – Where is the Botox procedure performed?
The Botulinum Toxin procedure is typically performed in the office setting.
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