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BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the country and one of our most requested aesthetic procedures. Quick, safe and effective, BOTOX® reduces or eliminates facial lines and wrinkles for up to six months with no downtime and little to no discomfort. Through a series of tiny injections, BOTOX® gives you a rejuvenated look by smoothing crow’s feet beneath the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, worry lines around the mouth, and lines on the neck. The effects of BOTOX can be dramatic. BOTOX treatments can also prevent you from deepening facial lines during natural facial movements. In addition to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, BOTOX® may be useful in treating a variety of medical conditions: Botox for migraine headaches, chronic back and jaw pain, and muscle spasms are among the medical uses, and BOTOX for sweating – reducing overproduction by the sweat glands – is another application.

What to Expect During Treatment:

Dr. Young will administer tiny injections of Botox® Cosmetic directly into the muscles that cause moderate to severe lines. Men and women of varying ethnicities and skin types have been successfully treated with Botox® Cosmetic. Because it works only on the underlying muscles, you should not be concerned it will affect your skin color or texture. By blocking the release of the chemical that causes these muscles to contract, Botox® Cosmetic enables them to relax, so the skin appears smoother.

When you arrive:

If this is your first visit, we will ask about your medical history, including any allergies you may have or medications you take and will explain wrinkle treatment with BOTOX®.

Determining your treatment needs:

Dr. Young will examine the areas for you. Most frequently treated are frown lines, located between the eyes; crow’s feet (lateral areas of the eyes); forehead wrinkles, marionette lines, bunny lines, wrinkled chin and loose neck bands. BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be administered in the axilla to decrease profuse sweating. Dr. Young can determine the best treatment for you. Pre and post-treatment photographs are typically taken.

Before the procedure:

Although anesthesia is not required, Dr. Young may use topical or injectable anesthesia to numb the treatment area first.

The procedure:

BOTOX® Cosmetic is diluted to a very controlled solution and when injected into the muscles with a very thin needle, it is almost painless. Patients may feel a slight burning sensation while the solution is being injected.

After the procedure:

Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. You should experience no down time. Every patient is unique so be sure to discuss your plans with the staff or Dr. Young in your consultation. It is recommended to stay in an erect posture and avoid touching the manipulated/treated area of injection for four hours post-injection. Dr. Young will answer all your questions and provide you with post care instructions after your treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

The most common side effect following injections includes temporary headache, tenderness and redness. Rarely, bruising and temporary eyelid droop may be associated with the injection. With Botox® Cosmetic, you won't look like you have had work done. The muscle activity that causes lines is simply reduced. You can still show expression, but without wrinkles. Visible results can be seen within days and last up to 4 months.

Returning to the office for your follow-up appointments is essential to ensure the best possible results.

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