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BOTOX® Cosmetic

The revolutionary BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment has maintained its extraordinary popularity as a non-surgical aesthetic enhancement option for many years. BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable solution derived from botulinum toxin type A. Its innovative composition helps to temporarily prevent muscle contraction in specific areas of the face where wrinkles and creases commonly form. Since wrinkles are often caused by these muscle contractions, the BOTOX® Cosmetic solution can ultimately work to smooth away the lines and provide a more youthful and vibrant look. BOTOX® Cosmetic and its remarkable ability to minimize signs of facial aging can be ideal for both women and men who are looking for an effective way to rejuvenate their appearance without surgical intervention and extensive downtime.

What Are the Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® injections offer rejuvenating benefits for a number of facial areas. This treatment is often ideal for patients who would like to explore non-surgical options designed to:

  • Reduce signs of “frown lines” and furrows between the brows (glabellar lines)
  • Reduce signs of forehead creases and fine lines
  • Reduce signs of crow’s feet

Once you meet with our plastic surgeon, Semira Bayati, MD, for your initial consultation, she will talk with you about your concerns and help you determine whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is the best option. In cases of facial volume loss and signs of aging in other areas of the face, an injectable dermal filler may be a better alternative. Dr. Bayati will explain all of your options so that you have a clear idea of the treatment that is most capable of achieving your goals.

What Is a BOTOX® Lip Flip?

A “BOTOX® Lip Flip” is a treatment that utilizes BOTOX® Cosmetic to enhance the appearance of the upper lip. With precise injections of the BOTOX® Cosmetic solution into groups of muscles that surround the mouth, this innovative technique can produce subtle lip augmentation by enabling the upper lip to “flip” outward. Instead of using a dermal filler to add volume to the upper lip, The BOTOX® Lip Flip gives it a fuller appearance by relaxing the muscles to make the lip’s red tissues more visible, creating a “poutier” lip even when making facial expressions.

This treatment can often be a good alternative for patients who may want to achieve the appearance of a fuller lip but are not quite ready for the more dramatic and longer-lasting results that can be obtained with a dermal filler. Dr. Bayati can talk more with you about the BOTOX® Lip Lift during your initial consultation and answer any questions you may have about how this procedure may work for your needs.

What Does the BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Involve?

BOTOX® injections can be performed right here at our practice. Depending on the extent of treatment and the number of injections that will be necessary, most BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures only take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. The solution will be very carefully injected into the areas targeted for rejuvenation—a topical numbing agent can be placed on the skin before the injection in order to make the treatment process as comfortable as possible.

Most patients do not need a period of downtime to recover after BOTOX® injections. While some temporary redness and mild swelling may be present once the treatment is complete, patients should be able to resume normal daily activities immediately.

When Will BOTOX® Cosmetic Results Be Noticeable?

For most patients, the full effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic usually take approximately one week to appear; however, some individuals may notice the final outcome appearing even sooner. In general, the results of BOTOX® injections last about three to four months, and patients can often maintain the effects for much longer periods with occasional follow-up treatments.

How Much Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Cost?

The cost of BOTOX® Cosmetic is highly variable among patients since the treatment is customized based on a number of factors. The areas that are being treated and the number of BOTOX® Cosmetic “units” that will be necessary to achieve each individual’s aesthetic goals will be taken into account for the final price. Once you have decided that BOTOX® Cosmetic is the right option for your needs and a personalized treatment plan is developed, a member of our staff will calculate an estimate of the total cost and answer your questions. Our practice accepts numerous forms of payment and we work with financing companies such as CareCredit® and ALPHAEON® CREDIT, which offer an array of convenient payment plans for qualified applicants. As a non-surgical treatment that does not typically require the use of an operating facility or general anesthesia, BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the more cost-effective aesthetic treatments available, particularly considering its popularity and the potential benefits of the procedure.

To learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic, or to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.

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