A BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is a simple, nonsurgical procedure that smooths the deep, persistent lines between your brows that develop over time. One 30-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—relaxes the muscles that cause those lines to form and keeps them relaxed up to four months. So you can frown, smile, or look surprised—without the furrows, creases, and wrinkles.
Used by over 3 million people annually, this is the most popular non-surgical treatment to reduce wrinkles. This benefit comes from the drug's ability to selectively and precisely relax the muscle which causes the wrinkle to occur. Wrinkles that form with the movement of facial muscles and disappear when the face is at rest are called dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles are effectively resolved with BOTOX® therapy. Wrinkles that persist when the face is at rest, or static wrinkles, will also often dramatically improve, or even disappear in time. These will sometimes need other adjunctive treatment, though, for optimal results.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has been widely tested. Now it's approved by the FDA. The results are dramatic and apparent within days. For many, BOTOX® Cosmetic virtually "erases" these lines. Unlike surgery, BOTOX® Cosmetic is fast, simple, and minimally invasive, with no downtime or recovery. Most people return directly to work or normal activity following treatment. Within days, they report looking more natural and relaxed. With BOTOX® Cosmetic, your friends will know you've done something, they just won't know what.
Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating can be an upsetting social problem and can prevent you from your normal activities and restrict your freedom. It can be embarrassing, upsetting, and inconvenient and can have professional consequences for those who experience this. If you suffer from this condition, you are not alone. The cause is often unknown although it may be associated with genetics, some medical conditions or medications.
At Avanti Skin Center of Denver we carefully review your expectations and goals during your hyperhidrosis consultation, and we discuss available treatments, while considering limitations, side effects and complications.
Particularly with Botox treatments in the axilla (underarm) we ensure that we target the most active glands with our starch-iodine prep. Many of our patients have met with great success in reaching their goals to control perspiration.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a natural, purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. Very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the overactive muscles that cause lines to form. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles. The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are usually confined to the injected region; it does not travel throughout the body.
BOTOX® is not just for models and movie stars, but ordinary people—teachers, mothers, and business people from all walks of life. Treatment can be used by people from ages 18 to 65. Our Registered Nurse can help you decide if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.
Any authorized health care professional can administer BOTOX® Cosmetic, however Registered Nurses are generally more experienced.
Your doctor will determine exactly where to administer several tiny injections to achieve the best results. No anesthesia is required, although our doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. It is unlikely you will develop significant side effects, although some people may develop slight temporary bruising at the injection site, which can easily be covered by makeup. You may resume normal activity immediately. Within days, you'll see a marked improvement which may continue to improve for as long as a week and should last up to four months.
Discomfort is minimal and brief—most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. Your Registered Nurse may choose to use a local anesthetic cream or ice to minimize this. Once the injection is complete, there is usually no discomfort.
No. Your lines gradually revert to their pre-treatment appearance.
BOTOX® Cosmetic lasts up to three-four months.