BOTOX® Cosmetic is known as a neuromodulator. Neuromodulators are molecules that relax the muscles that cause wrinkles just below the skin. They are often used to smooth out the appearance of a wrinkle that is made by ‘scrunching’; for example, the small vertical angry-looking lines between the eyebrows, also known as the glabellar lines, or the ’11”s.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is known as a neuromodulator. Neuromodulators are molecules that relax the muscles that cause wrinkles just below the skin.
Who is it good for?
People who want to soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles, most often in the upper half of the face. BOTOX® Cosmetic is also great for those who want an improvement in the look of their skin, but are not yet ready for (or do not wish to have) a surgical cosmetic procedure. BOTOX® Cosmetic is often used in conjunction with other techniques like laser resurfacing, medical-grade facials, or dermal fillers to complement and enhance those results.
What should I expect?
Once you have discussed your needs with Dr. Erickson, your treatment can take place in less than five minutes. Typically, results are fully visible within 7 to 10 days. BOTOX® Cosmetic results are known to last between three and four months.
Are There Risks?
Though less common, there is a chance of minor bruising associated with any injectable. To lessen your chances of bruising, we recommend discontinuing use of products like Aspirin, Blood-Thinners, Fish-Oils, Alcohol, Aleve, and any aspirin-based products like Alka Seltzer for 2 weeks prior to your procedure. We do not treat patients who are pregnant or nursing. Here is more specific information on risks, click to view. Erickson Dermatology will provide full post-care instructions for this treatment. Please call our office for a consultation, we are always happy to answer any questions you may have.