The effects of time and aging of the face can make a person appear tired and worn out, especially facial wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes. Many people are afraid to undergo invasive procedures such as eyelid surgery or a brow lift to get rid of signs of facial aging. BOTOX® Cosmetic can help patients to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles without surgery or downtime. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by relaxing the underlying facial muscles that cause the appearance of wrinkles. Patients can achieve a reduction in facial wrinkles as well as a refreshed, youthful, and natural look.
Dr. Conrad and his staff can help a patient reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the upper face. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a 20-minute procedure that produces immediate results that can last for several months.
Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Little to no pain
- Immediate results
- Eliminates fine lines and wrinkles
- No downtime
The ideal candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic is in good health and has realistic expectations. BOTOX® Cosmetic can provide dramatic results, but patients must realize it is a temporary treatment. Someone who would like to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles on the face could benefit from BOTOX® Cosmetic.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Can Treat:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead wrinkles
- Frown lines between the brows
- Bands on the neck
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified substance made from botulinum toxin type A, which works by blocking the facial muscles from contracting, allowing the wrinkles caused by muscle contraction to smooth out. A very thin needle is used to inject small amounts of the botulinum toxin formula into the specific facial muscles. The number of injections will depend on the severity of the patient’s wrinkles and his or her unique facial features.
BOTOX® Cosmetic offers patients no downtime or recovery period; patients can return to work immediately following the procedure. It is important that patients do not rub or massage the treatment area, as this can cause the botulinum toxin to migrate to other parts of the face. Although temporary, patients can experience facial weakness or drooping if the botulinum toxin spreads to other facial areas.
Overall, patients will notice an immediate reduction of facial wrinkles and fine lines. Depending on the patient’s age, skin condition, and habits, BOTOX® Cosmetic can last anywhere from three to 10 months. Patients may need to schedule follow-up or touch-up injections to maintain results. A patient can expect to see a younger, more refreshed appearance after undergoing BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
To learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic and other facial rejuvenation procedures, Dr. Conrad can go over your options during a consultation. You may contact us by calling (316) 681-2227 or by filling out our online contact form.