BOTOX Cosmetic: Wrinkle Prevention and Reduction
Botox Cosmetic is used for preventing wrinkles from happening or worsening over time. Due to repetition of certain facial expressions, such as frowning, squinting, and smiling, wrinkles will begin to settle in the skin. Not only does BOTOX diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it substantially slows the process of new wrinkles being created.
BOTOX Cosmetic treatment is administered in precisely measured amounts, called units, to relax the facial muscles. BOTOX is temporary, lasting about 3 – 4 months. After your initial BOTOX treatment, follow-up BOTOX appointments will ensure that your skin maintains a youthful, even appearance. Used continually, BOTOX can soften the appearance of ‘dynamic’ wrinkles; wrinkles that are just starting to form, but are not yet fully engrained.
The doctors at Shelby Dermatology are certified by the American Board of Dermatologists. Our doctors have extensive experience and expertise administering BOTOX Cosmetic. Please contact our office to discuss your questions. Remember to inquire about our monthly cosmetic and aesthetic promotions.
What is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX, a prescription medicine, was originally approved by the FDA in 1989, for treating eye muscle issues. The FDA approved BOTOX Cosmetic in 2002 as an effective treatment for facial wrinkles. Today, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons rates BOTOX as the most popular, non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
BOTOX Cosmetic is injected, by a Board Certified Dermatologist, in to certain facial muscles to improve and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The visible improvement is a result of BOTOX effectively reducing muscle movement; a relaxed muscle is a smooth muscle.
Who is a candidate for BOTOX?
If any of these things apply to you, YOU are a GREAT BOTOX candidate!
- I have moderate to severe facial wrinkles.
- My skin does not seem to bounce back, the way it once did.
- I have frown lines.
- My forehead has creases.
- I have “Crow’s Feet.”
- I see smile lines.
- I see the number “11” between my eyebrows.
- My general health is good.
- I want to find a preventative means to soften fine lines and wrinkles.
- I have tried searching the internet, using the words: Anti-Aging.
Common Concerns and Questions about BOTOX Injections
Is BOTOX Cosmetic permanent?
BOTOX temporarily relaxes facial muscle areas resulting in an improved appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. After 3 – 4 months, we recommend follow-up BOTOX appointments with our doctors to maintain your healthy results.
Are BOTOX Cosmetic Injections Safe?
Yes, BOTOX is safe, and has been approved for cosmetic use since 2002 by the FDA. At Shelby Dermatology, our doctors are ABD board certified. They have specific training performing BOTOX injections. Choosing a board certified dermatologist means choosing a BOTOX provider with an extensive knowledge of skin and muscle anatomy, a well-developed aesthetic eye and a surgeon’s skill and precision.
Are there other treatments other than BOTOX Cosmetic?
Yes. BOTOX Cosmetic is actually a brand name. We use both BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport because they are proven time-tested solutions that have demonstrated reliable results over time. Dermal Fillers can also be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but they are generally used in different places and situations.
Should I get BOTOX?
BOTOX provides natural-looking rejuvenation with a safe, convenient procedure, and no downtime. The best way to learn whether you are a candidate for BOTOX is to meet with our ABD Board Certified doctors at Shelby Dermatology for a consultation.
Does it hurt?
Our patients describe their BOTOX injections as a quick, mild prickling sensation. Our staff will help make your BOTOX Cosmetic visit very pleasant. Please let us know about any concerns or questions.
Are there side effects to BOTOX injections?
Shelby Dermatology doctors have proven backgrounds in administering BOTOX, as well as substantial training and experience. The doctor will meet with you, pre-treatment. He will discuss your goals, evaluate your facial area of concern, and review your medical history.
How long does a treatment take?
BOTOX Cosmetic injection appointments are complete in about 10 minutes.
How much do BOTOX injections cost?
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