BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are a safe, well-proven method of temporarily softening lines and wrinkles that form on the face. BOTOX® Cosmetic is most commonly used for patients with wrinkles on the forehead, between the brows, or around the eyes (crow’s feet). It is also used to treat dimpling on the chin and lines around the mouth as well. Dr. Ronald Caniglia offers BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment at his Scottsdale, Arizona practice, Caniglia Facial Plastic Surgery, to help patients achieve smooth, youthful-looking faces. The procedure is quick and simple and results are exceptional. To learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic, contact our Scottsdale facility today.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure lasts approximately five minutes and is performed in the exam room. No anesthesia is required, however is optional. Using a very fine needle, Dr. Caniglia injects the BOTOX® Cosmetic substance into a small area of the muscle beneath the line or wrinkle. This reduces the contractions of the underlying muscle responsible for the wrinkle, thus reducing or eliminating the wrinkle and providing a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
There is little discomfort or pain associated with the procedure and most patients return to normal activities the very next day. The results typically last for three to four months and the procedure can be repeated as often as necessary.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
A purified form of botulinum toxin type A, BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into specific facial muscles during a quick, easy, non-surgical treatment to temporarily erase the appearance of expression lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic is most commonly used to treat mild to deep frown lines (glabellar lines), which are the vertical lines located between the eyebrows.
What does BOTOX® Cosmetic do?
BOTOX® Cosmetic effectively treats lines induced by facial expression by inhibiting nerve impulses to the responsible muscles, thereby reducing the muscle activity.
Where are BOTOX® Cosmetic injections administered?
Dr. Caniglia administers the BOTOX® Cosmetic injections in his exam room at the Plastic Surgery Center at Kierland, which is located within the Caniglia Center in Scottsdale, Arizona.
How long does the BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment take to perform?
Treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic is very quick, taking just five minutes or so to complete. The procedure is often referred to as a lunch time treatment.
How painful is BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?
Any discomfort associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is typically minor and brief. If necessary, the treatment area can be numbed with an anesthetic cream or cold pack prior to the injection.
What is the recovery like after a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?
There is little recovery or downtime associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. Side effects are few and short lived and patients are able to return to normal activities the next day.
How soon after my BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment will I see results?
While individual results will vary, many patients begin to see improvement in their frown lines within days of treatment, with continued improvement for up to thirty days afterward.
How long do the results of BOTOX® Cosmetic last?
Results will vary; however, patients generally see results lasting for up to four months.
Lines and wrinkles that form on the face tend to make us look unpleasant or older than we would like. Smooth, soft facial skin can enhance your overall appearance and make you feel confident and fantastic. To learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic, contact our Scottsdale practice today.