The BOTOX(r) Cosmetic Procedure

BOTOX(r) Cosmetic treatment is a revolutionary approach to improving the affects facial wrinkles. Crow’s feet, worry lines and laugh lines can all be improved. These are referred to as dynamic wrinkle lines and all are treatable with this procedure. Cosmetic denervation is the process of injecting BOTOX(r) Cosmetic into the tiny facial muscles that create the wrinkles.

POSTOPERATIVE INFORMATION

After the procedure, patients may experience slight bruising around the area that quickly fades. Normal activities can be performed immediately. Possible side effects are temporary weakness of nearby muscles or, in rare cases, an eyelid may droop. BOTOX(r) Cosmetic is completely reversible, so any side effect is only a temporary condition. The doctor will explain all risks associated at the time of your consultation.

BEFORE SURGERY

To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to surgery. In addition, a complete examination of your facial anatomy is made in order to decide the most effective injection sites. All issues and concerns will be discussed.

The areas that will be treated are marked and photographs are taken, in order to determine the amount of improvement after surgery. The BOTOX(r) Cosmetic Procedure BOTOX(r) Cosmetic injections are performed without anesthesia because it is virtually painless. Only a very small sting is felt when the injections are made. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated 2-3 times per year to retain the effects. Research has suggested, however, that long term use of the injections leads to a longer duration of each treatment’s effect. Patients over the age of 65 may not experience as dramatic of results. BOTOX(r) Cosmetic is can treat expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.