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When Is it Time to Consider BOTOX® Cosmetic?

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Man receiving an injection into his foreheadAging is one of the few inevitable things in life, and with it comes unwanted wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet. The skin on the upper face is among the thinnest on the body. When coupled with the excess strain that is placed on the upper face from repeated muscle movements and contractions, undesirable signs of aging are created.

Many different cosmetic treatments will address the lines and wrinkles that develop around the eyes. Perhaps the most well-known of these options is BOTOX® Cosmetic. This treatment has become a household name over the years and the gold-standard of non-surgical upper-face rejuvenation. Through a series of injections, BOTOX® Cosmetic can leave you looking younger and and feeling revitalized.

What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved treatment that improves the appearance of moderate to severe crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead wrinkles. This injectable is derived from botulinum toxin type A and is a quick, safe, and effective treatment that lasts for months.

How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator (a substance that affects the function of neurons). It works by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles where it is injected and temporarily paralyzing and relaxing those muscles. When the muscles are relaxed and unable to move, the wrinkles also relax and soften. When performed by the skilled hands of expert injector Dr. Benjamin Schlechter, you will notice vast improvements in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while still retaining a natural look.

What Can BOTOX® Cosmetic Do?

BOTOX® Cosmetic has been administered for decades all over the world to patients who are unhappy with their aging appearance. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a quick and effective treatment for crow’s feet (lines around the eyes), frown lines (lines between the eyebrows), and forehead lines. It is an ideal option for patients who may not be emotionally prepared for more invasive surgical options.

What Can’t BOTOX® Cosmetic Do?

While BOTOX® Cosmetic successfully improves facial aging in the upper face, it cannot treat aging in the mid or lower face and is not a permanent solution to address facial aging. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are known to last for several months; however, each patient responds to the treatment differently, so there is no absolute answer to how long the treatment will last. Typically, treatments last three months. Repeat injections are necessary to keep your eyes and upper face looking as youthful as you feel.

To learn more about how BOTOX® Cosmetic can help you, contact the Spa at Spring Ridge today at (610) 927-3223.