Questions About BOTOX Cosmetic
What Is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic is a non-surgical solution to remove unwanted static lines and wrinkles. Approved by the FDA in 2002, the formula is a diluted solution of Botulinum Toxin Type A.
What Can BOTOX Cosmetic Cure?
It’s inevitable that overtime stress lines will gather along certain facial areas. These lines are known as static lines and appear when the patient is not smiling, frowning etc. Common treatment locations include:
- The ridge between the eyes
- On the forehead
- At the corners of the eyes, also known as “crow’s feet”
While BOTOX Cosmetic cannot halt the aging process, it can take years of stress of a patient’s face, rejuvenating confidence and self-esteem.
Who Is A Candidate For BOTOX Cosmetic?
So long as a person is in good physical and mental health, is not pregnant, and has a desire to wash away facial lines and wrinkles, than they can have Botox Cosmetic injections. Don’t let gender inhibit you, as both men and woman are choosing to have BOTOX injections these days.
For those who experience surgical anxiety and are looking for a non-surgical solution to facial lines and wrinkles, BOTOX Cosmetic is an ideal solution.
How Does It Work?
BOTOX Cosmetic injections work by preventing nerve impulses from infiltrating the muscles. This results in muscle relaxation, causing facial wrinkles to disappear instantaneously.
What Is The Procedure Like?
The BOTOX Cosmetic procedure is unquestionably the quickest and most efficient solution to removing unwanted facial lines. Within an hour, small doses of Botulinum Toxin are injected into the facial muscles that will most benefit from injection and you walk out with a fresher, younger looking face.
What Is Recovery Like?
Recovering from BOTOX Cosmetic is simple and usually painless. Outside of strenuous activities, which should be avoided for 24 hours, the majority of normal activities can be resumed immediately. It’s also recommended that you avoid lying down for several hours following the procedure.
How Long Will The Results Last?
Results typically are visible for between three to six months after the procedure. The length of time is dependent upon the injection area and patient variables.
What Are Possible Risks and Complications?
Even though BOTOX Cosmetic is clinically proven to be safe, there are possible side effects that can arise following treatment including:
- An allergic reaction to Botulinum Toxin
- Minor headache
- Temporary nausea
- Slight swelling around the injection area
- Numbness in the injection area
If you live in the Washington, D.C. or northern Virginia areas and are considering BOTOX Cosmetic, please contact Dr. Hamrah today to schedule your personal consultation. See for yourself what everyone is raving about.