For many people, the change they most want to make in their appearance is to reduce the visible signs of facial aging. This is one reason that BOTOX® Cosmetic is such a popular, non-surgical procedure for effective facial rejuvenation. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only FDA-approved procedure that can provide temporary relief for forehead lines, crow’s feet and moderate to severe frown lines, the creases between the eyebrows. The development of BOTOX® Cosmetic has made a dramatic change in how people are able to confront and manage the facial signs of aging, with thousands of patients worldwide who are committed to an ongoing BOTOX® Cosmetic regimen for a rejuvenated, natural facial appearance.
There is nothing visible or obvious about the changes caused by BOTOX® Cosmetic. Instead, your own face simply appears more natural, relaxed and youthful.
While BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures are available from a range of providers, when you receive your injections from a plastic surgeon at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery, you can be confident in the quality, extensive knowledge and attention to detail of your surgeon and your procedure.
How can BOTOX® Cosmetic Help Me?
Over the years, the muscles in your forehead and around your eyes have repeatedly contracted. Along with the gradual reduction in collagen through aging, sun damage and changes to your cells over time, it is easy to develop wrinkles, crow’s feet and frown lines in these areas.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected in a targeted manner directly into the relevant muscles, leading them to freeze in place and smooth out the lines that have developed over the years, producing a younger appearance.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be used to improve the appearance of bands in the neck, jaw muscles and lip lines. Developed from botulinum toxin type A, this non-surgical injectable blocks nerve signals to the muscles that contract to form lines and wrinkles in the skin. Because drooping skin and developing lines and creases can create an appearance of tiredness, anger or discontent, using BOTOX® Cosmetic can help to restore your friendly, open appearance. This injectable treatment helps you to look more like yourself, reflecting your own emotions and allowing your beauty to shine through.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be used to reduce excessive underarm sweating, known as hyperhidrosis, a process that is very similar to that by which the injectable helps to temporarily erase the appearance of creases and wrinkles.
Am I a Good Candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?
As a non-surgical treatment, BOTOX® Cosmetic is appropriate for adults of any age who want to achieve a temporary reduction in lines, creases and wrinkles in the face. Whether the signs of aging are just beginning to appear or have persisted for some time, BOTOX® Cosmetic can provide an improvement in your appearance and help to rejuvenate your look. While results vary from patient to patient, BOTOX® Cosmetic can be an important part of restoring your youthful appearance.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is especially effective in treating furrows between the eyebrows, forehead creases and crow’s feet, as well as a number of other areas of concern in the face.
When you visit Cold Spring Plastic Surgery for a consultation about BOTOX® Cosmetic and other non-surgical facial treatments, your doctor will review your medical history and any medications you are currently taking. Your doctor will discuss your goals for your skin and appearance and work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your goals. During your consultation, you can schedule an appointment for your BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Safe?
Because BOTOX® Cosmetic is developed from botulinum toxin, some people who are new to the treatment may wonder about its safety. BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA-approved and very safe. It has been approved for years and has led to major advances in the possibilities for cosmetic dermatology. It is used in very small amounts and precisely targeted to produce the rejuvenating facial effects that you desire.
How Does a BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Work?
The plastic surgeons at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery are also certified BOTOX® Cosmetic injectors. Applying BOTOX® Cosmetic correctly involves both extensive training as well as an artistic approach that helps our surgeons to achieve your aesthetic goals. A very thin needle is used to inject the substance into targeted facial muscles. By correctly and accurately targeting the injection, your provider can weaken only the muscles that contract to produce lines and wrinkles, leaving your face free to show off all of its expressiveness.
The treatment takes less than 15 minutes, and the number of injections that you need will depend on the extent of the treatment and the results that you wish to achieve.
Do I Need Recovery Time After BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments require no rest or recovery period; you can come in on your lunch break or after work for your injections. These treatments are fast, precise and effective. No anesthesia or sedation is necessary and you can get back to your normal activities immediately after your BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.
The most commonly experienced side effect after a BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure is bruising or redness. In general, this is caused by the injections rather than the treatment itself. At Cold Spring Plastic Surgery, we use precise injection techniques that address your wrinkles while protecting your skin from unnecessary trauma or bruising.
How Soon Can I Expect Results From BOTOX® Cosmetic?
You can expect to start to see the results of your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment right away.
However, in general, it takes a few days or even over a week for the full effects of your facial treatment to be fully visible.
Over that period, the creases and wrinkles that were treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic will smooth out progressively, improving your appearance and helping you to look younger and well-rested.
The results of BOTOX® Cosmetic will generally last from three to four months. When the treatment begins to wear off, you will see the return of muscle contractions and the development of wrinkles and creases. Your results can be renewed simply by scheduling another BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment; many patients report seeing results more quickly with a repeated treatment regimen.
Schedule a BOTOX® Cosmetic Consultation
The experienced Long Island plastic surgeons at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery look forward to discussing BOTOX® Cosmetic and how non-surgical treatments can rejuvenate your facial appearance. Call our office or use our convenient online form to make an appointment at our Suffolk County location. We work with patients from across the United States and around the world, and we look forward to speaking with you about how we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.