Lines and Wrinkles
BOTOX® Cosmetic is used for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles of the face caused by overactive muscles. The injections relax the facial muscles and reduces the visible frown lines and crow’s feet wrinkles and furrows. The use of BOTOX® Cosmetic is ideal for improving lines and wrinkles of the forehead, frown lines between the eyebrows, and the crow’s feet area around the eyes because these lines and wrinkles are directly caused by underlying muscle contractions. Relaxing these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic reduces the folding and creasing of the overlying skin, and thereby softens and reduces the lines and wrinkles in these areas. BOTOX® Cosmetic may also be used to treat excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) of the underarms, hand, or feet.
According to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 4,267,038 BOTOX treatments were performed in the US in 2015, making this the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure. BOTOX treatments for facial lines remains, far and away, the most popular cosmetic procedure….nothing else comes close.
Candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are usually persons between the ages of 25 to 70 years old. This treatment works nicely in younger individuals because it prevents repeated wrinkling of the facial skin and subsequent deepening of the facial lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic is also a nice adjunctive treatment for patients who have undergone facelift, chemical peels, or laser resurfacing. It is safe, effective, and only takes a few minutes. BOTOX ® Cosmetic may also be used in conjunction with soft tissue fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra.
The full effect of a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment will not be present for 5-14 days following injection. The muscle relaxation is reversible and lasts for 3 – 6 months (average 4 months), depending upon the number of previous treatments. A “memory response” may develop with previous injections.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is not recommended for those individuals who are pregnant, have neurologic disease, or are taking aminoglycosides (ex: gentamicin, streptomycin) or other medicines that interfere with neurologic transmission.
A BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is performed in the office by our physicians, and provides dramatic results within days. If you would like to schedule a consult to discuss whether BOTOX® Cosmetic therapy is right for you please call our office at 414-443-0033.
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BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatments – Hyperhidrosis (Severe Sweating)
BOTOX® Cosmetic is also FDA-approved for the treatment of severe underarm sweating that is not adequately managed with topical agents. As a medical condition, severe underarm sweating is caused by overactive sweat glands, and is known as severe Primary Axillary Hyperhidrosis. In hyperhidrosis, sweating significantly exceeds the body’s normal requirements for cooling. This is an embarrassing problem that is often refractory to other treatment modalities. People suffering with primary axillary hyperhidrosis are very self conscious and struggle with clothing layers, colors, and choices in an attempt to conceal the wet underarm stains. If underarm sweating is significantly interfering with your daily activities and antiperspirants and deodorants haven’t worked, you may be a candidate for BOTOX treatments. BOTOX works well to control hyperhidrosis of the axillary region and it is the most common area treated for hyperhidrosis. Results typically last 6-9 months. Patients are more confident and thrilled with the results. If you would like to schedule a consult to discuss how BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can help you, please call our office at 414-443-0033.