BOTOX® Cosmetic Can Reduce the Signs of Aging
Do you feel self-conscious about subtle signs of aging around your eyes and brow, but do not feel ready to undergo surgery? BOTOX Cosmetic, available at our Scottsdale and Peoria offices, is a minimally invasive injectable treatment can dramatically reduce the signs of aging. Following your treatment, you can enjoy smooth, rejuvenated skin. Drs. Dustin Heringer and William McLeish administer BOTOX Cosmetic injections themselves. They will carefully determine the best placement for your injections based on their in-depth knowledge of your facial anatomy. Contact Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery today to learn more about BOTOX Cosmetic and how it can help you turn back the clock.
An Introduction to BOTOX Cosmetic
BOTOX Cosmetic contains very small amounts of botulinum toxin. This neurotoxin blocks nerve impulses and reduces muscle contractions that can result in fine lines and wrinkles. BOTOX Cosmetic is recommended to reduce signs of aging that develop around the eyes and in the brow. Many choose this treatment to reduce the two vertical lines that can develop between the eyes, often called the 11s.
Are You a BOTOX Cosmetic Candidate?
Most patients who wish to reduce subtle signs of aging around the eyes and brow are BOTOX Cosmetic candidates. Often, patients who undergo treatments such as a face lift choose to use BOTOX Cosmetic to further enhance their appearance. Our surgeons will fully review your medical history and your cosmetic goals to determine if BOTOX Cosmetic is the right treatment for you.
What to Expect from Your BOTOX Cosmetic Treatment
Our highly trained doctors will perform your BOTOX Cosmetic injections themselves. Your face comprises a network of 43 muscles. Our surgeons are experts in facial anatomy, and they can determine the best locations for your injections to achieve your goals. They will plan your treatment to result in a natural-looking enhancement.
The treatment itself will typically takes about 15 minutes. Our surgeons can numb the injection site before treatment to maintain your comfort. However, most patients typically feel nothing more than a slight pinch when they receive their injections. It can take a few days before the effects of BOTOX Cosmetic become apparent. BOTOX Cosmetic results can last three months to a year, and you can receive routine injections to maintain the effects.
Is BOTOX Cosmetic Safe?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a very safe treatment when administered by an experienced and credentialed physician. In fact, for decades, doctors have used medication similar to BOTOX Cosmetic to treat conditions such as chronic migraines and facial spasms. BOTOX Cosmetic has only very mild side effects. After your injections, you may experience some slight swelling and sensitivity in the treatment area. However, you will be able to return to work and your daily activities immediately after your treatment.