Botox® Cosmetic® is a state-of-the-art facial treatment for temporarily smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles around the eyes, brows, mouth, and cheeks. Botox® is used on wrinkles caused by muscle contractions, such as frown lines between the eyebrows. Made of a purified protein in low doses, Botox® is administered by a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause the stubborn lines.
The formula blocks the chemicals that cause your facial muscles to contract, thereby relaxing them. It is an easy, affordable, and highly effective method to ease the signs of aging. Botox® has been used therapeutically to treat a variety of medical conditions and is approved for cosmetic use in more than 75 countries.
The skill of your injector is very important to achieve a natural-looking result. At Comprehensive Dermatology Center of Pasadena, we have many years of experience with Botox®. We know how to determine the proper dosage and placement of the injections for optimal results.
For wrinkles caused by loss of volume rather than muscle contractions, we offer the dermal fillers Radiesse®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Sculptra®, Juvéderm®, and Voluma.
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What Can Botox® Do For Me?
Botox® can correct:
- Frown lines between the eyes
- Crow’s feet
- Worry lines
- Bunny lines
- Forehead creases
- Drooping eyebrows
- Asymmetrical eyebrows
- Lip wrinkles
- Drooping mouth corners
- Bands on the neck
- Wrinkles on the chest
Botox® can also treat hyperhidrosis – severe sweating of the underarms, palms, or feet – and it is now being used to reduce migraine headaches in some patients.
What is a Botox® Treatment Like?
A tiny needle is used to inject Botox®, and a topical anesthetic can be applied to decrease your discomfort, although most patients find that the injections are easily tolerated.
Including the time required for the topical anesthetic to take effect, your appointment for Botox® injections should last no more than an hour.
How Long Do Botox® Results Last?
Botox® injections last approximately four months. The effects take a few days to become visible.
What Will I Experience While Recovering From Botox® injections?
You can return to work and other normal activities immediately after your Botox® appointment. Some patients have no side effects whatsoever from Botox®, while others experience some minor bruising and swelling at the injection sites. These usually resolve within a day to a few days.
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