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BotoxWhat is Botox Cosmetic? 

Botox Cosmetic is a brand name for botulinum toxin type A that is FDA-approved for cosmetic use. Botox Cosmetic is used to treat the frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet. Botox Cosmetic is a purified form of the protein toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum. Botox Cosmetic is the number one cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. 

How Does Botox Cosmetic Work? 

When Botox Cosmetic is injected into the muscle it blocks the nerve impulse from reaching the muscle, which causes the muscle to weaken and relax. When the muscle weakens, the skin overlying the muscle relaxes and the wrinkle gradually softens and often disappears. 

How Long Does Botox Cosmetic Last? 

Usually, you will start to see the results of Botox Cosmetic within two to three days. The maximum benefit is seen in one week. Results can last from 3 to 6 months, at which time another injection is required. After several treatments, the effects of Botox Cosmetic may last longer, up to 6 to 9 months. Your own results may vary – be sure to discuss with our provider what you can expect from these minimally invasive techniques.   

How is Botox Cosmetic Performed? 

An anesthetic cream is applied on the skin to numb the area where the Botox Cosmetic is to be injected. Using an exceptionally fine needle, a small amount of the Botox Cosmetic is injected into the muscle that creates the wrinkle. The entire procedure only takes minutes and there is no downtime afterward. 

Are There Any Side Effects to Botox Cosmetic? 

Localized discomfort is minimal and brief. The most common side effects of Botox Cosmetic include localized bruising, redness and discomfort at the injection sites. 

How Much Does Botox Cosmetic Cost? 

The price of Botox varies based upon the patient's individualized needs. 

During your free consultation with one of our certified providers, they will answer all your questions and will construct a treatment plan to help you gain a more youthful appearance. Call today to arrange your complimentary consultation. 

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