BOTOX® Cosmetic Common Treatment Areas: frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles
BOTOX® is a popular choice for regaining your youthful appearance by treating the frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles that appear as we age. These fine lines and wrinkles develop over the years as a result of the contraction of facial muscles, whether it is from smiling, frowning, or squinting. Often times, these fine lines and wrinkles can cause you to appear tired, unfriendly, or upset—even when you’re not. BOTOX® effectively relaxes the contractions of the facial muscles so lines and wrinkles are diminished and smoothed.
How safe is BOTOX®?
Botox is a safe, effective, and minimally-invasive procedure for reversing the visible signs of aging. Millions of patients receive Botox treatments each year not only for aesthetic purposes but for medical conditions as well. In fact, ophthalmologists have been using it medically to treat eye spasms and crossed eyes for over 20 years.
If you are allergic to any of its ingredients or have had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product, you should not use this product.
When will I see results?
You can see visible results within 1 week and these results generally last 3-4 months.
Is it painful to get BOTOX®?
Botox is injected using a thin needle resulting in minimal pain. No anesthesia or sedation is required. For those with sensitivity, ice or topical lidocaine may be used.
Are there any side effects?
Potential side effects include temporary bruising or redness of the injection area which should diminish within a few minutes of the injection. Like any other medical procedure, it does have some risks but serious side effects are rare.
Is there any downtime or restrictions?
Within the first 2-4 hours, you should remain upright and avoid any strenuous activities or exercise.
How often should I get BOTOX®?
We recommend you get BOTOX® every 3-4 months to maintain optimal results.
To see if BOTOX® is right for you, contact Chester County Eye Care to schedule a complimentary consultation.