To say that BOTOX® Cosmetic is a leading aesthetic treatment wildly understates its popularity. Not only are BOTOX and similar injectables the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the United States, these are delivered more than three times as often as all surgical cosmetic procedures combined.
BOTOX Cosmetic is the original product derived from the botulinum toxin to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of active wrinkles on the face.
Acceptance and demand is still on the rise, as younger people learn that BOTOX can help prevent the development of these wrinkles beside their eyes – commonly known as crow’s feet – and frown lines between your eyes. Whether you choose BOTOX for prevention or improvement, Neosculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center is your choice for treatment in and around Abilene, Texas.
Why dynamic wrinkles occur
Signs of aging don’t all originate from changes to your skin. Some lines and wrinkles are, in fact, due to moisture and elasticity loss, while others result from less support tissue.
However, when you develop what are called “dynamic” wrinkles in the crow’s feet and frown line areas, it’s not just a skin issue. Your skin is resting over the muscles that form expressions. Over time, these muscles can become semi-permanently contracted. When you scrunch your eyes in laughter or furrow your brow in a tense moment, your face won’t fully relax, and you develop dynamic wrinkles.
How BOTOX Cosmetic works
The active ingredient in BOTOX Cosmetic is an extremely diluted version of the botulinum toxin. In its natural form, the toxin can paralyze muscles, but when it’s processed into the BOTOX Cosmetic injectable, it acts as a long-term relaxant. The muscles that cause the expression lines stop contracting and return to their natural resting state. Goodbye frown lines, goodbye crow’s feet.
What to expect from BOTOX Cosmetic treatments
You’ll see the results within 48 hours after your treatment, and the effects generally last about four months, though your experience may be different. Your appointment lasts only about 10 minutes, since typically there are just a few standard injections made. Overall, however, the number of injection points you need depends on the severity of your wrinkles, and Dr. Patel uses his expertise in medicine and aesthetics to determine the best injection plan for you.
You can return to your daily activities immediately after your BOTOX Cosmetic treatment.
The safety of BOTOX Cosmetic injections
Over 13 million vials of BOTOX Cosmetic have been sold in the US since 2002, equating to millions of treatments and millions of satisfied clients. It’s important to remember that toxicity of any substance depends on the size of the dose. The amount of onabotulinumtoxinA in a BOTOX Cosmetic treatment is minute, so there’s little risk of any side effects, other than local irritation around the injection sites, as with any injectable treatment.
The success of your BOTOX Cosmetic treatment rests largely with the skill of your medical aesthetics expert. This is perhaps the best reason to choose the specialists at Neosculpt Laser Vein & Cosmetic Surgery Center. Call or click today to learn more about how BOTOX Cosmetic can help you look years younger.