What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
FDA-approved BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable product designed to reduce the prominence of facial creases and wrinkles for smoother, younger-looking skin. The active ingredient in BOTOX® Cosmetic—a highly purified, naturally occurring protein called botulinum toxin—temporarily relaxes the muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles of the forehead and eyes to create a refreshed appearance. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections have become one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the world—both women and men appreciate BOTOX® Cosmetic’s predictable effects and minimal safety risks.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment at Weston Plastic Surgery
Over the years, Dr. Robert Rothfield—our board-certified plastic surgeon—has performed thousands of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. At Weston Plastic Surgery, all BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are performed by Dr. Rothfield himself, rather than nurses or assistants, to assure the quality and consistency of results. Dr. Rothfield also prioritizes the use of fresh BOTOX® Cosmetic to achieve the longest lasting results for his patients—all patients can expect to receive freshly mixed BOTOX® Cosmetic when they come to Weston Plastic Surgery for these effective wrinkle-reducing injections.
What Happens During BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment?
When you receive treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, you can expect several injections with a tiny needle in and around the area where the problematic wrinkles are located. Patients generally describe injections as being similar to a small pinch or bug bite, and some may experience a slight burning or crunching sensation. No anesthesia is required to mitigate discomfort during treatment. Following BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, normal activities can be resumed immediately; however, vigorous exercise should be avoided for about four hours. Occasionally, patients may experience tenderness or bruising in the injection sites—these effects typically dissipate within one to five days later. To help ensure that patients achieve the highest-quality results, all BOTOX® Cosmetic patients are given the option of returning within the first two weeks for a complimentary touch-up if necessary. For most patients, the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections generally last about three to four months before another treatment is required to maintain a smooth, youthful look.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Results