What is Botox® Cosmetic?

Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe from lines between the eyebrows in people aged 18-65. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.

The most commonly treated areas are the brow lines between the eyebrows, wrinkles on the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes in the temporal areas.

Is Botox® Cosmetic only for women?

Botox® Cosmetic is also a product for men. Men just like you. We like to call it Bro-Tox. Some interesting stats:

  • 84% increase in men’s botulinum toxin procedures like Botox® in the US in the last five years
  • 3.6 million botulinum toxin procedures were performed in the United States in 2014
  • 11.5% were for men
  • That’s hundreds of thousands of men like you who care about how they look
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Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe from lines between the eyebrows in people aged 18-65.

Botox® Cosmetic Details and FAQ

BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.

Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.

BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet.

How does Botox® Cosmetic work?

It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity and results in relaxation of the muscles. This affect is temporary and can last anywhere from 3-4 months.

When will I see results from a Botox® Cosmetic treatment?

Within days, you may see a marked improvement in the moderate-to-severe frown lines between your brows. Lines continue to improve for up to 30 days, and results can last for up to 4 months. Individual results may vary.

How long does Botox® Cosmetic last?

Visible results have been shown to last up to 4 months. Your own results may vary – be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about what you can expect and when to schedule your next appointment. It is a good idea to stay ahead of the treatment (to come in for your next one BEFORE the treatment wears off).

Is treatment with Botox® Cosmetic painful?

Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Prior to injection, your physician may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Most patients are in and out of the physician’s office without any downtime following Botox® Cosmetic treatment.

Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, or bleeding and/or bruising.

Will I still be able to make facial expressions?

Although the results are visible, a treatment with Botox® Cosmetic will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.

Who is an ideal candidate for Botox®

Botox® is the ideal treatment for anyone who wants to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without surgery. Men and women can benefit from the wrinkle-reducing properties of this increasingly popular treatment. Contact us today to find out how refreshed your face can look with just a single treatment.

What is the cost for Botox®?

Botox® pricing is based upon the number of units injected. Typically, the number of units required varies between 16-24 units to address frown lines, crowsfeet and forehead. However, everyone is unique and the units needed does vary per person and area being treated. The price per unit is $12. Be sure to check back often for Botox® specials! We also have gift certificates available for purchase. These are great for Botox® and CoolSculpting®.
If you would like to learn more about Botox® administered by Bethany Huffman, PA-C, fill out the consultation request form on this page or call our Battle Creek office at 269-979-6200. We do offer FREE cosmetic consults!

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