BOTOX® Cosmetic is an ideal solution for eliminating fine lines and deep wrinkles throughout your face. It can effectively be used to treat dynamic lines, or those created by facial expressions. Most commonly, BOTOX® Cosmetic is used to treat crow’s feet and the area between your eyebrows. It can also be used on the areas of the cheeks, jaw, and forehead.
How old should I be before getting BOTOX® Cosmetic injections?
There is no age restriction on BOTOX® Cosmetic. Many people begin these injections as early as their mid-20s to help reduce visible signs of aging. During your initial consultation with Philadelphia area facial plastic surgeon Dr. John Lee, it can be determined if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.
How long do BOTOX® Cosmetic injections last?
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections last for three to four months. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by temporarily disrupting nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. Over time, these pathways will repair themselves, resulting in a reappearance of wrinkles. Many people choose to have BOTOX® Cosmetic injections three or four times a year to help prevent the reappearance of wrinkles.
If I discontinue BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, will I age more rapidly?
Discontinuing BOTOX® Cosmetic injections will not cause you to age more rapidly. Should you choose to discontinue treatment, your skin will simply return to its natural state, being neither less nor more wrinkled than it was prior to treatment. Treatments with Botox is an effective method to prevent deeper wrinkles from permanently forming by eliminating the movements that is creating it.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic safe?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA approved for the treatment of wrinkles and has been safely used for over 20 years. There are well over a million BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures performed in the United States every year and the complication rate is negligible. Some people may experience tenderness or slight swelling around the injection site for a few days following treatment, but this is temporary and extremely rare with our patients.
Your risk for complications is much higher when you choose to have injections performed at a spa and by a non-medical professional. Dr. Lee is a qualified facial plastic surgeon with over 10 years of Botox injection experience providing this safe and effective treatment. He has trained other doctors to inject and is a top 5% injector in the United States.
If you live in or around Philadelphia or Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and would like to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic, please contact John J. W. Lee, MD, FACS to schedule an initial consultation today.