Wrinkles, creases, and fine lines can dramatically age your facial appearance or imply anger and confusion. Crow’s feet, forehead lines, frown lines (furrows between the brows), and drooping brows all result from stress, strained eyesight, smiling and laughing, sun damage, and other environmental factors as we age. Aging can also manifest as upper lip lines, a down-turned smile, a cobblestone “orange peel” chin, and prominent neck banding.
A neuromodulator known as BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable treatment that can help alleviate these signs of aging for a smoother, more youthful appearance.
What Are the Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic?
What Is the BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Process?
During your consultation, your aesthetic provider at AesthetiCare will examine your facial anatomy and listen to your concerns and goals for the procedure. You will discuss your medical history and allergies along with any potential side effects associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic. If this treatment is right for you, then the treatment areas will be determined.
Ice may be gently applied before and after your injections to reduce the risk of bruising and to lessen discomfort. The number of doses will vary from patient to patient depending on muscle action and expectations of the outcome. The entire treatment is relatively quick and virtually painless. Patients can go home immediately after their treatment.
Before & After
Addressing Your Concerns
You may experience mild side effects, which may include minimal redness, bruising, and swelling. You should avoid any strenuous exercise and lying flat for at least four hours following treatment. Applying any direct pressure to the face (massage, wearing swim goggles or baseball caps, etc.) should be prevented for the first three or four days after treatment to reduce the risk of solution migration.
There are no incisions involved with BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. The needle utilized for injections are skinny, and the skin heals quickly.
The areas being treated and how many doses are needed will determine your cost for this treatment. Your medical provider at AesthetiCare will provide a cost estimate that reflects your unique treatment plan during your consultation. We offer many different financing options for patients who qualify.
We do not use anesthesia or pain medication for this treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic is designed to be a comfortable and minimally invasive way to address facial aging and other concerns. You may experience some discomfort after your treatment, which should diminish within a day or two.
Frequently Asked Questions
BOTOX® Cosmetic was the first neurotoxin to be FDA approved for cosmetic use in the United States, and it has become the fastest-growing treatment requested since its launch in 2002.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA approved for patients 18 years of age and older. Treatment is not recommended during pregnancy, while breastfeeding, or for those with a history of neuromuscular conditions. If you are currently taking blood thinners, allergy medications, or any other anti-inflammatories such as green tea extracts, fish oils, and over-the-counter supplements, please mention this to your medical provider, as these can increase your risk of bleeding and bruising.
Men are great candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic, and an increasing number of male patients are seeking this non-invasive treatment. Men may need higher doses of the neurotoxin due to their thicker and more rigid skin and muscle structure.
Many patients see a noticeable improvement in their facial appearance as soon as a few days after their procedure. Facial wrinkles and muscle movements are significantly reduced, and results become fully apparent within five to 14 days after treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic results can last up to one year, but patients often return for repeat treatment every three to four months to maintain optimal results.