Botox Cosmetic is an FDA-approved, injected treatment to temporarily remove frown lines and crow’s feet. Injections have been used safely and effectively since the 1980s to treat many ophthalmologic disorders, neurological disorders and a variety of other conditions. It has become a popular treatment for reversing the visible signs of aging.
Botox Cosmetic (scientifically known as Botulinum Toxin Type A) blocks the nerve signals from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. The actual treatment is well-tolerated and takes only a few minutes, with no down time or lengthy recovery period. The effects will be noticeable about 3 to 7 days after treatment.
Results vary from person-to-person. Dynamic wrinkles, frown lines, scowls, or even an angry appearance is eliminated, resulting in a younger and more pleasing appearance. Clinical studies indicate that procedures tend to last longer each time you freshen-up your site. Results will typically last four to eight months.
Occasionally some side effects might occur:
- Slight and minor bruising. This can easily be covered with makeup
- Migration to nearby muscles, causing slight, temporary weakness
- Rarely, a temporary drooping of eyelid or asymmetry of facial expression
- The risk of any side effect depends on the muscles being injected. The doctor will discuss this with you prior to your treatment. All Botox injections are temporary and the side effects are completely reversible in a short period.
If you would like to learn more about your cosmetic options, or find out if BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments might work well for you, please call our office and schedule a consultation with the doctor, 713.407.3067.
Botox is a registered trademark of Allergan Inc.