BOTOX Cosmetic® is an injectable treatment that millions of people rely on to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles. Approved by the FDA, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple and effective solution to visible aging. One treatment provides near-immediate results without downtime.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Robinson is a highly-regarded provider of cosmetic injectables. Call 219-513-2100 today to schedule an appointment at our Munster or Valparaiso location. Indiana Plastic Surgery serves patients from across Northwest Indiana.
How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?
Your facial muscles contract every time you form expressions. When you smile or raise your eyebrows, the muscle action creases the overlying skin. Initially, these creases are minor. As time passes, they become more visible.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by blocking the nerve signals that cause certain muscles to contract. This effect temporarily reduces the look of lines and wrinkles. It can also prevent new ones from forming. In the hands of a skilled injector, BOTOX® Cosmetic creates subtle and predictable results.
BOTOX® Cosmetic offers benefits such as:
- Short and relatively painless appointments
- Near-immediate results
- Minimal to no downtime
- High patient satisfaction
What Can BOTOX® Cosmetic Treat?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an excellent way to correct wrinkles on the face and neck. It is often administered to improve the appearance of highly expressive areas, such as:
- Between the eyebrows
- Around the eyes
- The forehead
- The corners of the mouth
- The chin
BOTOX® Cosmetic can also help reduce the appearance of prominent muscles. The vertical platysmal bands on the neck and the masseter muscles on the jawline are often treated with this injectable.
The applications of BOTOX® Cosmetic go beyond reducing lines and wrinkles. For example, it can help stop underarm sweat in patients with hyperhidrosis.
Ideal BOTOX® Cosmetic Candidates
BOTOX® Cosmetic is appropriate for most healthy adults who are interested in correcting concerns such as:
- Frown lines or elevens
- Crow’s feet
- Horizontal forehead creases
- Marionette and lipstick lines
- A cobblestone appearance on the chin
- Excessive sweating
- Enlarged face or neck muscles
There is no standard age to start receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Talk to Dr. Robinson as soon as you are bothered by facial lines and wrinkles.
Keep in mind that BOTOX® Cosmetic is not right for everyone. For example, it should not be used by women who are pregnant or nursing. Dr. Robinson will ask about your allergies, medical conditions, and any medicines you are taking in order to determine your candidacy.
Your BOTOX® Cosmetic Appointment
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can be completed in-office with minimal preparation. Since the needles used to administer BOTOX® Cosmetic are very thin, most patients find the treatment tolerable without anesthesia. If you are concerned about discomfort, Dr. Robinson can apply a topical numbing cream.
Dr. Robinson will examine your face to determine the appropriate treatment areas. Then, he will cleanse the injection site and administer the product. It typically takes 10 minutes to perform the injections. This time can vary depending on the number of areas being treated in a session.
What to Expect After Receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic
There is no downtime associated with this treatment. You should be able to resume normal activities right away. In general, side effects are relatively discrete and undetectable by others. You may experience redness at the injection points, along with mild discomfort and swelling.
Some patients bruise slightly after receiving injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic. You can limit your chance of bruising by avoiding blood-thinning medications and alcohol prior to treatment.
Dr. Robinson advises patients to refrain from rubbing the treatment area and to postpone any strenuous physical activities. If you received injections between your brows, you should not lie down or bend over for several hours. Avoiding these movements will help you achieve the best results.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Results and Longevity
You should notice results within two to three days. For some patients, it may take up to two weeks to see results. BOTOX® Cosmetic will help you look refreshed. It may also alleviate a concerned or irritated expression caused by certain facial wrinkles.
BOTOX® Cosmetic results are not permanent. You can return for additional injections to maintain your outcome. Dr. Robinson will help develop an appropriate treatment schedule.
Schedule Your BOTOX® Consultation or Appointment
If you are interested in reducing wrinkles, lines or other aesthetic concerns with BOTOX® Cosmetic, contact our practice today. You can schedule a visit to our Munster or Valparaiso office by calling 219-513-2100. Indiana Plastic Surgery serves patients from across Northwest Indiana.