Botox® Cosmetic is a safe, non-surgical procedure that smoothes the wrinkles in motion on your face (i.e. frown lines and crows feet). It requires no downtime and is used to treat the lines that develop over time by relaxing the muscles that cause these lines to form. It can also be used to treat excess sweating in the underarms, palms, and soles.
- Safe & Effective
- No Downtime
- Injections administered by Dr. Rasmussen
- The lines that appear between your brows (frown lines)
- Worry lines of forehead
- Sagging eyebrows
- Crow's feet (smile lines)
BOTOX®Cosmetic treatments usually take about 15-20 minutes and keep the muscles that cause lines relaxed for up to three or four months. Treatments for hyperhidrosis can last for 4-12 months. Results are visible within 7-10 days after treatment, and treatment is fast, simple and minimally invasive.
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Common Questions & Answers About BOTOX® Cosmetic
Where is BOTOX® Cosmetic Used?
BOTOX® Cosmetic® primarily addresses lines in the skin known as "dynamic wrinkles," which includes crow's feet around the eyes and wrinkles visible while smiling, laughing or raising the eyebrows. These lines are normally less noticeable when your face is relaxed. BOTOX® Cosmetic may also be used for bands in the neck. It can be used as well to decrease sweating in your armpits, palms and soles.
How is BOTOX® Cosmetic Administered?
A small amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected with a fine needle into the targeted areas. The amount of liquid which enters the skin is very small, and patients experience only minimal discomfort in the form of a slight pinch. No anesthetic is necessary, and you can continue with your everyday activities immediately following the procedure.
Are the injections painful?
The injection needle is very small, which normally avoids any discomfort. The pinching sensation experienced lasts only a short time, and you will return to your usual activities without any painful after effects.
When will I notice the difference, and how long will it last?
Patients usually see the full effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments in three to ten days following the procedure, although this may be hastened by contracting the facial muscles. Results normally last for three to four months (longer for hyperhidrosis treatments), and repeat treatments result in longer-lasting effects.
What happens as treatment begins to wear off?
After three to four months (longer for hyperhidrosis treatments), the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic begin to wear off and wrinkles reappear, though often not as deep or visible as they were prior to treatment. In order to sustain smooth skin and a youthful look, repeat injections are required but duration between treatments usually lengthens and the amount of Botox used may decrease.
Is there any downtime?
No. Following treatment, patients usually return to their jobs and normal activities immediately. It is recommended, however, that you avoid exercise, heavy lifting and massaging the injected area injected for one day.
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