BOTOX® Cosmetic (abobotulinumtoxinA)
Tired of wrinkles in and around the eyes and brow? Want a non-surgical solution to look 2-5 years younger? BOTOX® is a popular non-surgical wrinkle treatment for men and women offered by cosmetic specialist, Dr. Gillespie.
BOTOX® Cosmetic (abobotulinumtoxinA) is a botulinum toxin that is injected to relax facial muscles that cause deep creases of the brow. It is a very safe and non-painful cosmetic procedure. Results last several months and then need to be reapplied. Compared to the cost of surgery, such as a facelift or brow lift, injectables such as BOTOX® are a less expensive treatment option for temporarily getting rid of pesky frown lines and crows feet around the eyes and brow. In some cases, BOTOX® is used to treat migraine headaches.
What is the purpose of Botox?
Botox improves your overall appearance by making fine lines, wrinkles, and folds in your skin less obvious. This treatment can be effective on some of your most frustrating wrinkles, including crow’s feet and the frown lines on your brow.
How does Botox work?
Botox contains a small amount of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein. When Dr. Gillespie injects this protein into your skin, it reduces muscle activity in the area. When these muscles relax, your wrinkles and lines aren’t as noticeable.
Is Botox treatment painful?
During the injection, you may feel a slight pinch, but most patients are able to tolerate the procedure well and don’t report much pain. If you’re worried about pain during Botox treatment, Dr. Gillespie may be able to use a topical anesthetic to keep you more comfortable.
How long do the results last?
After Botox treatment, the results usually appear in 24-48 hours. For most patients, these results last for up to four months. When fine lines and wrinkles return, you can have another Botox treatment if desired.
Who should have Botox?
Botox is an ideal treatment option for patients who want to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without surgery. Botox isn’t the best option for patients who want more dramatic results.