At Regional Skin & Laser Center, we offer several of the most sought-after and effective cosmetic skin rejuvenation services on the market. Led by the board-certified plastic surgeons at Regional Plastic Surgery Center, our med spa offers advanced techniques and treatments performed in a welcoming, safe environment.
If you are bothered by dynamic wrinkles, lines, and general signs of aging in the face, you may be a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic. This extremely popular injectable can help you achieve a youthful, rejuvenated look with just a few minimally invasive treatment sessions.
- What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
- BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment
- BOTOX® Injections Longevity
- BOTOX® Cosmetic Side Effects
- BOTOX® Cosmetic Cost
What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Named after its primary ingredient, botulinum toxin, BOTOX® Cosmetic can be injected into a variety of areas on the face and elsewhere. The treatment works by temporarily freezing the complex muscles of the face, rendering them unable to contract and form new wrinkles. At the same time, BOTOX® Cosmetic can smooth existing lines and make the skin appear much softer and more youthful.
These injections can significantly reduce the appearance of:
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Furrows between the eyebrows
- Wrinkles on the nose (“bunny lines”)
What Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Involve?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the treatment area with a fine needle. The precise number of injections will depend on the extent of your wrinkles or fine lines. While the injections are not typically painful, we can apply a topical anesthetic for your comfort. Patients are often able to return to work immediately following the procedure. Initial results can be noticed within three to seven days.
How Long Do BOTOX® Injections Last?
To reap the full effects of these injections, we generally recommend patients receive BOTOX® Cosmetic injections every three to four months. That said, the longevity of results can vary depending on the number of units, the treatment area, and other factors. Our nurse injector can meet with you for an initial consultation to map out a treatment plan for your injections.
What Are Common Side Effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Side effects tend to be rare when the procedure is performed by an experienced injector. In the event that side effects do arise, they are generally temporary and should resolve on their own. BOTOX® Cosmetic side effects can include numbness, swelling, bruising, flu-like symptoms, or droopy eyelids. If you experience any of these side effects, please let us know immediately.
How Much Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Cost?
The cost of BOTOX® Cosmetic is measured by the number of units injected. Variable factors such as the number of sessions, the extent of treatment, and more can also alter the final price. During your consultation, we can help you assess all of these factors and come up with a final estimate. Meanwhile, feel free to direct any financial questions to our staff.
Interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic or one of our other advanced non-surgical treatments? Please don’t hesitate to contact us today.