What is Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® Cosmetic is an FDA approved, non-surgical injection which can temporarily smooth dynamic lines and wrinkles of the face and neck.
How Does Botox® Cosmetic Work?
Botox® Cosmetic, which is the cosmetic form of botulinum toxin, works by blocking the nerve impulses and temporarily relaxing the muscles responsible for wrinkling. The muscle becomes “paralyzed” and you will not be able to make the facial expression(s) that cause the face to wrinkle. The result is a smoother, more youthful and refreshed appearance.
What Wrinkles Can Botox® Cosmetic Treat?
- Forehead creases
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Neck bands
Is Botox® Cosmetic Safe?
Yes! Botox® Cosmetic is FDA approved and is completely safe. There was some press about some people that were injured a few years ago, but they were not using Botox®. They were using an unpurified substance that was likely obtained from an illegal source.
Does It Hurt to Get Injected with Botox® Cosmetic?
Maybe. Everybody’s pain threshold is different, so sensitivity will vary. You may feel a pinching sensation.
How Long Do the Results from Botox® Cosmetic Last?
There is an immediate improvement in appearance. As the days pass, these effects improve for approximately 1 month. Full results can last from 3-6 months.