If you would like to reduce facial lines and wrinkles to reclaim your youthful appearance, Veritas Medical Center offers Botox® Cosmetic, which is one of the most common and effective treatments offered today.
What is Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® is a prescription injectable medication that has been used to treat a variety of conditions for more than 17 years. In recent decades, cosmetic physicians have discovered its effectiveness in treating wrinkles and facial creases for a variety of patients. Botox® Cosmetic is FDA Approved to treat frown lines, crow’s feet and axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive underarm sweating.
How does Botox® Cosmetic work?
Botox® Cosmetic works by blocking the signal from the nerves to the muscles. This way, the muscles can’t contract anymore which allows those wrinkles to relax and soften, giving the skin a smooth, youthful appearance.
During your visit, a small amount of Botox® will be injected directly into the targeted area. For the most part, you’ll only feel minor discomfort and we’ll only need a few minutes to administer the treatment. You should see results in three to seven days, but do note that in some cases it may take up to two weeks.
- Around the mouth, nose, and eyes
- Under the arms (to treat excessive sweating)
Usually, Botox® will last from four to six months, meaning muscle action will gradually return in that time. The treatment must be administered regularly over time to achieve lasting results.