Years of facial contractions combined with the natural aging process can cause certain areas of the face to develop fine lines and wrinkles. As time passes, these conditions worsen, causing permanent creases that can make people look and feel older than their age. BOTOX® Cosmetic is an effective treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. At The Aesthetic Institute, Dr. Robert Wald frequently uses BOTOX® for men and women of all ages to provide them with a more refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved neurotoxin made of a protein derived from botulinum toxin type A that blocks nerve impulses to temporarily paralyze facial muscles.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can effectively reduce the appearance of:
- Frown lines (creases between the eyebrows)
- Crow’s feet (fine lines at the corners of the eyes)
- Lines and wrinkles on the forehead
BOTOX® is also FDA approved to treat the following conditions:
- Chronic migraine headaches
- Severe underarm sweating
- Overactive bladder
- Cervical dystonia (neck pain and muscle spasms)
- Blepharospasm (abnormal spasms of the eyelid)
- Strabismus (eye muscle problems)
- Upper limb spasticity
To undergo BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, patients must be at least 18 years old and feel that the signs of aging on their face are noticeable. BOTOX® Cosmetic typically provides satisfactory results, but potential patients should have realistic expectations about the outcome of treatment.
During your personalized consultation, Dr. Wald will evaluate the current condition of your face and take your goals into consideration to determine if you are a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment
Dr. Wald performs every BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment at his Fullerton practice. After administering a topical anesthetic cream to ease discomfort, Dr. Wald uses a fine needle to strategically inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into certain facial muscles. This treatment takes only a few minutes to administer.
Although slight redness and swelling may be present for a few hours after the procedure, there is no downtime associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Patients can return to work and resume their daily activities immediately after treatment.
Although patients will begin to see results from their BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment within 24 to 48 hours, it may take a few weeks before the final results will become apparent. BOTOX® Cosmetic typically leaves patients very satisfied with their appearance and can last between three to six months. It is common for patients to undergo touch-up treatments in order to maintain their results.
If you think that you are a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic or have questions about this treatment, please feel free contact our Fullerton practice today. Call (888) 401-2806 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Wald.