Botox® Cosmetic injections reduce the facial muscle activity that causes crow’s feet, forehead lines, and frown lines. Patients typically begin to see results within 24 to 48 hours.
Botox® received FDA approval all the way back in 1989 and remains one of the most popular cosmetic treatments to date.
The word Botox® is a portmanteau of the phrase “botulism toxin” – the chemical name of the substance that delivers the complexion-enhancing effects. The substance is special because it safely and effectively relaxes facial muscles that cause deep lines and furrows, making them appear smoother.
Botox® works by blocking the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. When it is present, the brain can no longer send chemical nerve signals to muscle cells, thereby inactivating them.
At Winter Park Plastic Surgery, we inject Botox® into target areas in a quick 15 to 30-minute procedure. After treatment, you should start noticing a reduction in the prominence of your facial lines and wrinkles. Your skin may feel slightly tender and swollen around the injection sites for the first couple of days.
Botox® Cosmetic treatments provide their full effects for around three to four months, and then slowly diminish over time as the body removes the botulism toxin from muscle cells. Patients wanting to maintain the wrinkle-reducing effects, therefore, will need to return to Dr. Greenberg regularly for follow-up treatments.
Benefits of Botox®
Botox® offers a host of benefits to patients, making it the top-selling treatment of its kind.
See results in as little as 24 hours
Botox® starts working on your complexion rapidly. The substance blocks nerve signals from the brain to facial muscles within 24 to 48 hours, making lines around your eyes, forehead, and brow appear visibly reduced.
Predictable, natural-looking results
Botox® is not a filler and doesn’t add or remove any material from the face. Instead, it simply relaxes targeted facial muscles, making superficial lines and wrinkles appear reduced.
Sessions at Winter Park Plastic Surgery take between 15 to 30 minutes to complete – easy to slot into the rest of your day.
Botox® is currently the only FDA-approved therapy to temporarily improve the appearance of moderate and severe frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet in adults.
Am I a Candidate for Botox®?
If you have mild or moderate wrinkles that get worse when you smile or frown, then you could be a candidate for Botox®. Botox® treatment temporarily disables the muscles in your face that produce fine lines and wrinkles, giving you a more youthful appearance. You can use Botox® to reduce neck bands, soften your facial features, and lift and shape your brows.
Botox® is a safe procedure used by more than a million patients in the US per year. However, pregnant or breastfeeding women or patients with neurological diseases should seek alternative cosmetic procedures.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about what you can expect from Botox®? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137