National BOTOX® Cosmetic Day is November 20, 2019. UCI Plastic Surgery invites you join the celebration of this non-surgical cosmetic treatment by taking advantage of our BOTOX® Cosmetic special this month.
UCI Plastic Surgery’s board-certified plastic surgeons commonly recommend BOTOX® Cosmetic injections for patients who have significant facial wrinkles or furrows but do not want to have surgery. Our doctors and patients love that BOTOX® Cosmetic provides beautiful results and requires no downtime.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic (botulinum toxin type A) is an FDA-approved treatment for temporarily reducing the appearance of facial creases and wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected in small doses to relax facial muscles that cause deep furrows and lines in the upper face.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Right for Me?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is safe for most healthy adults who want to smooth wrinkles caused by repeated facial expressions and their associated muscle contractions in the upper face. You may be a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic if you want to treat moderate to severe:
- Forehead lines – Horizontal lines across the forehead often form as a result of raising your eyebrows.
- Crow’s feet – Smiling and squinting causes muscle contractions around your eyes. Lines at the outer edge of your eye can form in the shape of a crow’s foot.
- Frown lines – When you concentrate or frown, you furrow your brow. This repeated muscle movement can result in persistent vertical lines between the eyebrows that give you the appearance of frowning even when you’re not.
BOTOX® Cosmetic provides temporary improvements. You will need periodic treatments to maintain your results. If you want longer-lasting results or have considerable sagging skin, facial plastic surgery may be a better option for you.
What to Expect from a BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment
A BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment takes about 10-20 minutes. Depending on the treatment site, two to five injections may be needed for optimal effect. We choose injection sites strategically to target only the muscles causing the undesired contractions. This approach allows for natural-looking results.
You can leave the office and resume normal activities immediately. Results may be noticeable as soon as 24-48 hours after treatment, with improvements continuing in the following weeks. Touch ups are recommended every three to six months as needed to maintain a youthful look.
Can I Combine BOTOX® Cosmetic with other Non-Surgical Treatments?
If your cosmetic concerns include additional areas of the face, a combination of BOTOX® Cosmetic and other non-surgical treatments often works to achieve comprehensive results. BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers, chemical peels, and laser skin resurfacing are great options to refresh your skin in time for the holidays.
Call Us to Schedule a Consultation in Orange County
There is no better time to try this non-surgical cosmetic solution for wrinkles and creases. Schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons to find out how BOTOX® Cosmetic can help you achieve a more youthful look.