BOTOX® Cosmetic Injection for facial wrinkles is one of the most effective treatments in the field of cosmetic surgery. Very few treatments produce such impressive results with no healing time required.
BOTOX Cosmetic is a muscle weakener that is derived from bacteria that have been purified for use in humans. BOTOX Cosmetic is used to treat “frown lines” which are sometimes called “scowl lines” or “worry lines”. These are the lines seen between the eyes and on the bridge of the nose. In addition, BOTOX Cosmetic injections are used for “crow’s feet” wrinkles and forehead wrinkles.
The injections are performed in the office with an ultra fine needle and the number of injections required varies with the degree of wrinkling. Many patients receive BOTOX Cosmetic injections on their lunch hour and return to work. Botox is truly a lunchtime procedure. The effects of BOTOX Cosmetic begin between 24-72 hours and the effect lasts an average of 3 months. There is some evidence that after several repeated injections, the effects last longer.