A Non-Surgical Way to Take Years off Your Face
Do fine lines, crows' feet, and other subtle signs of aging on your face cause you to feel self-conscious about your appearance? BOTOX® Cosmetic, available at our Scottsdale, Arizona office, is a popular temporary solution that can smooth wrinkles and lines without surgery. If you are interested in achieving a younger facial appearance, but do not wish to undergo a facelift or other facial plastic surgery, please contact our Scottsdale office today to find out whether BOTOX® Cosmetic can help you.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the commercial name for botulinum toxin, a neuromuscular toxin that, when administered in small, highly diluted doses, can relax the facial muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles after years of contraction. The initial uses for botulinum toxin included alleviating eye-muscle disorders. In 2002, the Food and Drug Administration approved BOTOX® Cosmetic, and it has become one of the most popular aesthetic treatments available.
How BOTOX® Cosmetic Works
Your face uses 43 muscles to help you speak, blink, make facial expressions, and carry out other functions. By pinpointing the muscles that are causing the unwanted creases, wrinkles, and fine lines, Dr. Wiener can use a thin needle to apply a small dose of BOTOX® Cosmetic in precisely the right area to help you achieve the results you want. By treating only the muscles causing wrinkles, you can retain the ability to make your natural facial expressions. The number of injections you require depends upon which area of your face you wish to treat. It can take two to thee injections to effectively treat crows' feet, while brow lines can require more than five.
The entire process usually takes less than 15 minutes. No anesthesia or recovery time is required. It is very important to avoid rubbing or massaging the treated areas, since this can cause the BOTOX® Cosmetic to migrate to other areas of your face you don't wish to treat. It may take up to a week for the results to become apparent. You can expect the improvements to last up to four months.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Risks and Side-Effects
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a safe treatment when administered by a qualified, reputable surgeon. However, it does involve potential side-effects and complications. These can include headache, redness, nausea, bruising and pain. In very rare cases, BOTOX® Cosmetic can spread beyond the intended area, causing symptoms similar to botulism, including difficulty breathing, swallowing, and articulating while speaking.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Candidates
BOTOX® Cosmetic is suitable for a wide range of candidates wishing to diminish fine lines and winkles. The surest way to determine whether you can benefit from BOTOX® treatment is to contact our Scottsdale, Arizona office and schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Wiener.
Learn More about BOTOX® Cosmetic
If you are interested in smoothing crows' feet, laugh lines, and other signs of aging, BOTOX® Cosmetic can provide you with excellent results that require no surgery. To find out whether BOTOX® Cosmetic can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact our Scottsdale, Arizona office today.