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BOTOX Cosmetic at Hedden Plastic Surgery
Birmingham, Alabama BOTOX Cosmetic for Frown Lines and Crow's Feet
BOTOX Cosmetic is a prescription medicine used to temporarily improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) and moderate-to-severe crow's feet lines around the sides of the eyes. Botox is the first and only product FDA-approved to temporarily treat both frown lines and crow's feet in adults from 18 to 65 years of age.
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 doctor at our cosmetic center in Birmingham, Alabama will inject these muscles with Botox to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of these lines. The beauty of BOTOX Cosmetic is that you can treat these two areas in just one visit to Hedden Plastic Surgery.
Treatments with Botulinum Toxin are quick and minimally-invasive, requiring only a few tiny injections into the muscles that cause wrinkles. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes and discomfort is usually minimal and brief. Most patients are in and out without downtime.
BOTOX Cosmetic should only be performed by a licensed and trained aesthetic provider who has expertise in facial anatomy. Talk to your doctor about your expectations and the results you want to achieve with your Botox treatments.
Important Facts About BOTOX Cosmetic
- In 2002, BOTOX Cosmetic became the first product of its kind in the United States to receive FDA approval for moderate-to-severe frown lines.
- In 2013, it became the first and only product to receive FDA approval for moderate-to-severe crow's feet.
- No. 1 selling product of its kind in the world.
- 11 million treatments for moderate-to-severe frown lines have been performed since 2002.
- Eight out of ten BOTOX Cosmetic surveyed patients say they will continue treating their frown lines.
- Approximately nine out of ten BOTOX Cosmetic surveyed patients are willing to tell friends and family about their treatment.
- BOTOX Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic providers know and trust.
BOTOX Cosmetic Treatments
BOTOX Cosmetic treatment is a quick, 10-minute procedure that requires no downtime or recovery. It's often called a lunchtime procedure.
Prior to injection, the area may be numbed with a cold pack or anesthetic cream. To temporarily improve moderate-to-severe crow's feet, your doctor will inject BOTOX Cosmetic into the muscle surrounding the sides of your eyes. For temporary improvement of moderate-to-severe frown lines, Botox is injected into two muscles.
Think two treatments, one visit. Ask your doctor about receiving BOTOX Cosmetic for moderate-to-severe frown lines and crow's feet at the same time.
BOTOX Cosmetic Results
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.
With BOTOX Cosmetic, you can get noticeable results and still look like yourself. You should not lose the ability to show expressions when BOTOX Cosmetic is administered by an experienced injector. Although the results are visible, a Botox treatment will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you have "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.
BOTOX Cosmetic Side Effects
The most common side effects are eyelid drooping or swelling. Other possible side effects include dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain, eye problems (double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes) and allergic reactions.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction to BOTOX Cosmetic may include itching, rash, red itchy welts, wheezing, asthma symptoms, or dizziness or feeling faint. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you are wheezing or have asthma symptoms, or if you become dizzy or faint.
Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness and/or bleeding/bruising.
Product Information and Medication Guide
BOTOX Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Do not take BOTOX Cosmetic if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX Cosmetic, had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product or have a skin infection at the planned injection site. Please review the BOTOX Cosmetic full Product Information, including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide:
To find out more about treating moderate-to-severe frown lines with BOTOX Cosmetic in Birmingham, Alabama, please contact Hedden Plastic Surgery today.