What is BOTOX® ?

Botox has become a major name in the field of cosmetic surgery. However, there are some questions that people still have concerning the procedure, the main ones being, “What is BOTOX®?”, “Is it right for me?”, and “How Does the Procedure Work?”

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles, intended to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines for a short period of time. It has also been used to treat neurological disorders such as migraines as well as severe sweating disorder. BOTOX® functions by blocking nerve impulses that control muscle contractions around the injection area allowing them to soften and relax. This is why BOTOX® Cosmetic is used to correct and prevent fine lines around the eyes along, brow and forehead.

Since it only takes a few tiny injections, BOTOX® procedures are quick, easy, and minimally invasive. The procedure typically only takes a few minutes to complete and does not require anesthesia. The injections are applied with a fine needle that is injected into specific muscles resulting in minor discomfort.

Patients can expect to see results within 1 to 3 days following the treatment. Maximum results may take up to 2 weeks to appear. When the procedure is done by a knowledgeable and skilled plastic surgeon, the results are natural and give you the appearance of being refreshed.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a treatment that is usually sought after by patients that have unseemly wrinkles that they would like to get rid of. As with most other procedures, it is suggested that patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have a neurological disease should not seek out BOTOX® Cosmetic. You should also consult with your cosmetic surgeon to find out if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.