BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, minimally invasive approach to smoothing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. The most popular non-surgical aesthetic enhancement treatment available, BOTOX® Cosmetic can give you a more youthful, refreshed appearance. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, our experienced plastic surgeon, offers this quick, in-office treatment for patients who are looking for more subtle facial enhancement that does not involve an extensive recovery process.
How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkling primarily in the forehead and Crow’s feet (lateral eye skin) area. This results in giving the skin an even, rejuvenated appearance. During treatment, BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the affected area with a tiny needle. A topical numbing agent can be applied to the skin in order to minimize discomfort. The entire procedure takes only about 15 minutes or less to complete, depending on the number of areas being treated.
How Long Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Recovery?
There are very few side effects associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, and there is no apparent scar or mark at the injection site. Although some redness and swelling may be present after treatment, this should dissipate quickly. Most patients can resume normal daily routines immediately. Optimal results from BOTOX® Cosmetic are typically noticeable within a few days after treatment, and the effects usually last three to four months. Results can be maintained with follow-up BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments.
Please contact the Aesthetic Surgery Centre for more information on BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, or to schedule a consultation at our practice.