What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
The number one non-surgical facial rejuvenation injectable, Botox® Cosmetic, is made up of the neurotoxin, botulinum toxin type A. Once injected, Botox® temporarily stops nerve cells from sending signals to overworked facial muscles that cause wrinkles from repetitive contractions and movement. Botox temporarily paralyzes and weakens the muscles, which softens fine lines and facial wrinkles and is effective for wrinkle smoothing.
Botox® Cosmetic Candidates
Ideal candidates for Botox® injections are healthy individuals who wish to soften their facial lines for a more naturally youthful appearance. It is also important that the individual does not have a history of neuromuscular disease. However, a consultation at evolv is necessary to determine your candidacy for this treatment.
Preparing for Botox®
What to Know About Your Treatment
Before you undergo your BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure, be sure to understand your aesthetic goals for this procedure and be prepared to discuss them with your aesthetician during your consultation. Bring a list of questions to discuss to make sure you fully understand your procedure. Some examples are:
- How many years of experience do you have in performing this procedure?
- Who will perform the procedure and where?
- Are there any risks or complications associated with this procedure?
Asking informed questions about your procedure will ensure you and your aesthetician understand the plan for your procedure and your desired results.
Botox® Cosmetic Treatment
Since the face has many different muscles that all function in very specific ways, it’s important that your aesthetician is well-trained in administering Botox® Cosmetic and can accurately treat the muscles causing your lines and wrinkles.
Most patients handle the injections from Botox® Cosmetic very well— however, a numbing agent can help increase your comfort during the treatment. The number of injections required will depend on your desired results, which can be discussed during your consultation.
Botox® Cosmetic Recovery
There is no downtime required after Botox® Cosmetic treatments. Some side effects include headaches, nausea, and mild pain or swelling at the injection sites.
It’s very important that you don’t rub or massage the injection site after so that the botulinum toxin doesn’t spread to other, unwanted areas. This can affect other important muscles and cause facial weakness or asymmetry.
For results, Botox® Cosmetic effectively corrects frown lines between the brows, forehead lines, and crow’s feet at the corner of the eyes. Results last up to six months, with touch-up treatments recommended to maintain your youthful outcome.
The cost of your Botox® Cosmetic treatment will vary based on many things, including the severity of the areas being treated which affects the number of injections being used. It’s important to consider the cost of the expertise of the aesthetician, as many fraudulent and non-trained providers advertise Botox® Cosmetic treatments which are less costly and less effective.
If you are interested in Botox Cosmetic injections, please contact our office today to set up your consultation.