Botox Cosmetic

The first and only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily correct frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet wrinkles and forehead lines. Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medication injected to lessen the appearance of wrinkles by relaxing the underlying muscle.

What does Botox treat?

BOTOX Cosmetic works beneath the surface and temporarily reduces the underlying muscle activity that causes moderate to severe frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines in adults – to help them look better.

A combination of factors can cause facial lines. It’s not just about the cellular changes that may occur, or reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals from the sun and the environment. Repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising eyebrows cause skin to furrow and fold, gradually resulting in the formation of facial lines.

What Can I Expect?

Botox can be administered by just about any health care professional. However, it is wise to get this procedure done by a physician who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures, like the board-certified dermatologists at Boulder Valley Center For Dermatology. If a physician assistant or nurse administers the injection, then he or she should be supervised by a doctor. Botox should always be performed in a doctor’s office.

Typically it takes 10 to 15 minutes to administer Botox injections. There is very little downtime associated with this procedure. However, it is important to note that you may experience mild side effects, such as soreness and bruising.

Post Treatment Expectations

The amount of time that the results last can vary from patient to patient. However, results typically last from four to six months. Patients will need follow-up injections in order to maintain the results of this procedure. The good news is that fine lines and wrinkles have a tendency to come back less severe.

You may experience mild side effects, such as soreness and bruising. If these side effects continue after 7 days, Contact us to discuss with your provider.