BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. BOTOX® Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic providers know and trust. And, the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been evaluated in both Allergan sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
Botox Cosmetic® is an injectable treatment for wrinkles caused by repeated
movements. The area most commonly treated include:
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
FDA approved Botox® Cosmetic is one of the top requested treatments available. Botox temporarily relaxes the muscles, improving the appearance of moderate to severe crows feet, lines above and between the eyebrows.
BOTOX® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, which means that one product cannot take the place of another. Those are a few reasons why there is no such thing as a “generic” form of BOTOX® Cosmetic. There have been no studies to support that other products are Unit-to-Unit equivalent to BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Approximately 10.9 million vials of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been sold in the United States since 2002, and millions of people have already made BOTOX® Cosmetic a part of what they do for themselves. Today, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world.
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.
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. Dr. Malek will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
Dr. Malek has been performing Botox® Cosmetic injections since it was approved by the FDA in 2002. Since then, he as perfected the placement of the product to obtain the best results possible. Every patient evaluation discusses what options would be best for that individual. Each have different facial expression and function. Botox must to be injected into the proper muscle groups depending on the individual needs.
Please remember not all injectors are created equal. Dr. Malek is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who understands facial anatomy and creates natural and balanced results. While many practices tend to have nurse injectors, Dr. Malek himself evaluates and performs each treatment.
If you desire a slight improvement in your look or a “cleaning up” of age-related wrinkles, BOTOX® Cosmetic may be for you. It has become a superb option for the patient hesitant to undergo surgery, yet wants to erase the deep creases and furrows of the face. By relaxing the muscles that cause these wrinkles, you can rid yourself of the heavy tension look or remove a misrepresented, tired and angry appearance. Patients appreciate its subtle improvement and are pleased when their acquaintances are not quite sure why they look better. Following treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic, you can expect to appear more relaxed and rested. BOTOX® Cosmetic is also commonly used to reduce the heavy vertical creases between the eyebrows, flatten deep forehead wrinkles, and smooth out the crow’s feet area of the eyes. Newer areas that are being treated include the age-defining wrinkles around the mouth, nose and the thick muscle bands of the neck.
Yes, Botox Cosmetic® is approved for the temporary improvement of wrinkles between the eyebrows, known as glabellar lines as well as for crows feet, known as lateral canthal lines.
BOTOX Cosmetic® is a purified protein that blocks the release of a substance called acetylcholine. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe wrinkles to form creating a refreshed appearance.
Once you and Dr. Malek have decided that Botox is the best option for you, he will administer a number of injections into the muscles. The amount of Botox® Cosmetic used will depend on your individual needs and muscle activity.
BOTOX® Cosmetic lasts on average 3-4 months. The treatment takes approximately one week to take full effect. Often, repeated treatments can lead to longer results.
The injections are very small and done with an ultra fine needle. Most patients say it feels similar to a little pinch and are pleasantly surprised at what little if any discomfort they feel. At Dr. Malek’s office, we apply a topical anesthetic cream prior to injections.
Although extremely rare, a patient may experience inflammation, tenderness, edema, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.
We ensure you that you will get the look you want. Most people simply want to look natural, refreshed and improve the appearance of wrinkles. Although results are evident, Botox® Cosmetic will not give the look of “having work done”.
BOTOX® targets and relaxes your facial muscles to keep them from creating wrinkles. Fillers smooth and fill in more severe wrinkles, restoring fullness and volume to the skin. Botox® Cosmetic is both a corrective and preventive measure against future facial lines and dermal fillers are a way to correct existing lines.
Botox® Cosmetic, Dysport® and Xeomin® are quite similar. Both are a form of botulinum toxin type A and achieve similar results. The formulations do differ, so the potency and price per unit differ as well. Dr. Malek will help you decide which product would best suit your individual needs.
Botox Cosmetic® is FDA approved for treatment of glabellar and lateral canthal lines. However, Botox Cosmetic® can be used to treat lines in other areas as well as also used to reduce excessive sweating known as hyperhidrosis and to relieve chronic migraines.
The cost of treatment is quite affordable. It varies widely and a consultation can give you a specific amount. The cost can range from $300 and up depending on the amount injected.
Schedule an appointment with The Centre for Cosmetic Surgery to discuss your cosmetic needs. We will help you to develop a customized cosmetic plan to give you the results that you desire.