BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most frequently requested non-surgical procedures at our practice. This treatment can diminish signs of fine lines and wrinkles that often result in areas where pronounced facial expressions are made, such as between the eyebrows, around the eyes, and along the forehead. It’s common for these types of wrinkles to appear during the moment of expression, and then go away when the expression is relaxed; however, over time, they can become consistently visible even while the face is at rest. Fortunately, BOTOX® Cosmetic can dramatically reduce the noticeability of these concerns and produce a more youthful and refreshed aesthetic.
Our board-certified plastic surgeon—Thomas Crabtree, MD—can meet with you for an initial consultation and help you decide whether a customized BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is the best option for your goals.
- What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
- BOTOX® Cosmetic Benefits
- BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment
- BOTOX® Cosmetic Results
- Save on BOTOX® Injections with Allé (formerly “Brilliant Distinctions®”)
What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable neuromodulator designed to temporarily smooth away fine lines and wrinkles that have formed in specific facial areas. The BOTOX® Cosmetic solution includes a diluted form of botulinum toxin type A, which works to “erase” wrinkles by preventing the contraction of underlying muscles (which is often what causes lines and creases to develop). This treatment will not create permanent results; however, for the right candidate, BOTOX® Cosmetic can provide very effective rejuvenation and achieve individual goals without the need for surgical intervention. In some cases, BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be an effective “add-on” for patients considering a facelift or other facial plastic surgery procedure to produce a more comprehensive aesthetic makeover.
What Concerns Can BOTOX® Cosmetic Treat?
BOTOX® Cosmetic offers many benefits for both women and men who would like to address signs of age or stress occurring in certain facial areas. While this treatment can be effective for a variety of common concerns, it is most often recommended for patients who would like to minimize the appearance of:
- Crow’s feet
- Brow furrows (glabellar lines/“frown lines”)
- Lines and creases on the forehead
With precise injections of the BOTOX® Cosmetic solution, these wrinkles and fine lines can be significantly diminished, resulting in a more vibrant and youthful appearance.
What Is Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic Like?
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments often take just 15 minutes to complete here at our office, depending on the number of areas being treated. The BOTOX® Cosmetic solution will be delicately injected with a very fine needle into the muscles of the areas targeted for rejuvenation. To ensure any discomfort during the injections is minimal, we can apply a topical numbing agent to the skin. Most patients do not need a period of downtime after the injections and are able to resume most of their normal daily routines immediately. A mild degree of redness, swelling, and bruising may be present around the injection sites, but these effects should fade quickly and can often be easily concealed with makeup.
One of the most critical components of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is ensuring that your provider is highly skilled and qualified to perform these procedures. Dr. Crabtree has undergone extensive training for injectable treatments and combines his experience performing these procedures with his knowledge of facial anatomy in order to provide just the right amount of the BOTOX® Cosmetic solution in precise areas of the face to achieve successful results without creating a “frozen” appearance.
How Long Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Last?
For most individuals, the results of BOTOX® Cosmetic last between three and four months; some patients may experience the effects for longer periods. Follow-up injections can often help patients maintain the results for an extended duration.
Save on BOTOX® Injections with Allé
Allé (previously known as “Brilliant Distinctions®”) is an aesthetic loyalty program sponsored by Allergan, which is the manufacturer of BOTOX® Cosmetic and many other popular cosmetic enhancement products. The program offers members a number of discounts, coupons, and opportunities to save on options such as BOTOX® Cosmetic by earning points accumulated when purchasing Allergan products and some types of non-Allergan treatments, including surgical procedures, microneedling, and all Restylane® injectables. Points accrued can add up to significant savings on BOTOX® injections. Our practice can handle your Allé® discounts here at the office, so you won’t need to wait for a rebate to arrive at a later date. Crabtree Plastic Surgery prides itself on helping Allé members obtain the maximum discount they have earned through this innovative loyalty program! Click here to sign up or login to your existing account today!
Are you ready to find out if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for your needs? Please contact us today with any additional questions you may have, or to set up a consultation.