Botox, when used for cosmetic purposes called Botox Cosmetic, is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to treat moderate to severe glabellar lines (or called a brow furrow), frown lines, wrinkles on the forehead, and crow’s feet at the outside corners of the eyes. Basically, any minor facial wrinkles or small creases.
How Does Botox Cosmetic Work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic relaxes muscles in the face and/or neck by blocking nerve transmission at the site of injection. By relaxing these muscles (by blocking nerve transmission) the muscles are not able to contract and wrinkle. This has a net smoothing effect, providing a more relaxed, refreshed and youthful appearance.
Botox Cosmetic Safety Information
Botox® Cosmetic is proven to be safe and effective. When evaluating safety information it’s important to distinguish Botox from Botox Cosmetic because Botox is also used in very high doses for purposes other than cosmetic; ie… cerebral palsy muscle spasms, etc… Even when used in extremely high doses for medical purposes the safety profile of Botox is very good. Botox Cosmetic is a significantly lower dose than medical Botox and has an extremely well documented safety record, being well tolerated by most everyone.
Side effects of Botox Cosmetic include:
- dry mouth
- discomfort or pain at the injection site
- neck pain, and minor eye problems
- dry eyes
In terms of aesthetic services and cosmetic improvements Botox Cosmetic is one of the lowest priced treatments available that have the potential to significantly improve your appearance. Price depends on how much Botox you need, what you want treated, and where the injection site will be. Lastly, we are constantly running specials on Botox and would love to discuss your needs with you. Please contact us for a consultation.
Botox Before & After
Prior to treatment please view our Botox before & after photos to see previous patient results.