BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows, around eyes and mouth in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
Moderate to severe frown lines between your brows may form over the course of time as the result of muscle activity. Botox® Cosmetic is injected by Jodi Stephens directly into the muscles between your brows, around eyes and lip area. It works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles that have been injected with Botox®; this reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those persistent lines to form.
How quickly will I see results?
On average within 24 to 48 hours. Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows, around eyes and mouth. Lines may continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months. Results may vary from patient to patient.
Is treatment with Botox® Cosmetic painful?
Any procedure involving an injection has the potential for some degree of discomfort. Discomfort from Botox® is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injecting, Jodi may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Many people are in and out of the office without downtime following Botox® Cosmetic treatment.
Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with Botox® Cosmetic that is properly applied will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you “had work done.” This is why it is important to see a knowledgeable skin expert such as Jodi Stephens, RN, BSN, CMLT with over 20 years experience as a nurse, over 11 years specializing in the field of Aesthetics. Administered correctly, the muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows, around the eyes and mouth is simply reduced.