If you are searching for a way to look younger without surgery, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections may be the perfect fit for you. These injections are used to improve facial appearance by reducing horizontal creases in the forehead, frown lines, and wrinkling. While BOTOX® Cosmetic is a relatively simple procedure, it does require experience and expertise to ensure the best possible results with the least risk of complications. When done correctly and by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, BOTOX® Cosmetic can drastically turn back the hands of time, giving you a young and vibrant appearance.
What Exactly Is Botox?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the brand name of botulinum toxin type A that has been in use since about 1990, and it is injected into a muscle that is contracting and causing wrinkles or frown lines. It weakens the nerve to the muscle for about four to six months, and it works by reducing the strength of the muscles that caused the wrinkles or frown lines in the first place. This may reduce your frown lines or wrinkles without surgery. BOTOX® Cosmetic wrinkle removal is a 10-minute in-office procedure with no downtime and patients can return to work immediately after the injection.
What Should You Expect?
The overall result of a BOTOX® Cosmetic injection is a relaxed, smooth appearance for the treated facial area. The serum is made of highly purified botulinum toxins that temporarily reduce the activity of the muscles. The most commonly treated areas are the forehead and around the eyes, although a BOTOX® Cosmetic injection can treat other areas of the face and neck as well. You will receive between 4-5 injections depending on the location of your injections. It may take a couple of days to see your fine lines and wrinkles smooth out.
Are There Any Risks Involved?
While a BOTOX® Cosmetic injection is a non-surgical procedure, there is still an extremely rare possibility of infection and bleeding. You could also experience a little unevenness if some of the muscles are more resilient than others, and you may need a second round of injections to fix this problem. If you have pre-existing conditions, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can make them worse, so make sure you discuss your medical history with your doctor.
What About Results?
The fine lines that form between your eyes and around the corners (crow’s feet) are greatly reduced after just one treatment. You will begin to see your results 24 to 48 hours after your injection and the effects will last between 3-4 months. Your skin will look much smoother and younger and continued BOTOX® Cosmetic injections will give you the skin you had in your 20s, no matter your age!
If you are ready for a younger face, give us a call today to set-up a free consultation. Allow Dr. Huddleston to show you why he is regarded as the top Plastic Surgeon in Kingsport for Botox injections.