BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-surgical solution to wrinkles caused by repetitive facial movements. It’s a quick treatment with zero downtime and fast results. In 2018, BOTOX® Cosmetic was the number one minimally-invasive procedure in the country.
How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily blocks the nerve signals to your facial muscles in order to prevent them from contracting. By doing so, it treats current expression lines and stops new ones from forming. Expression lines are caused by facial expressions, such as squinting, smiling and frowning.
The injectable is FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
Without the need for incisions, anesthesia or a lengthy appointment, BOTOX® Cosmetic is an easy and convenient way to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles temporarily.
The Effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic
After a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, you should begin to notice a smoother, younger-looking face within 24 to 48 hours. It may take one to two weeks until the injectable fully takes effect.
You can resume your daily activities immediately following treatment, but avoid touching or rubbing your injection sites.
As your muscles gradually regain movement, results will begin to fade. After three to six months, you will need additional treatments to maintain your appearance.
Dynamic vs. Static Wrinkles
We all laugh, smile and experience emotions that cause our facial muscles to move. Over the years, this movement can create lines and wrinkles in our skin.
While expression lines or dynamic wrinkles are unavoidable, not all signs of facial aging are caused by movement. Static wrinkles are caused by the natural effects of aging, as well as certain environmental factors, including:
- Sun damage
- Lost skin elasticity
- Decreased collagen production
BOTOX® Cosmetic is not recommended for static wrinkles. However, when combined with dermal fillers, it can serve as part of a comprehensive solution for both dynamic and static wrinkles.
Additional Treatments for Facial Wrinkles
Dr. Diwan loves seeing her patients regain their confidence after treatment. She believes that you should look as young as you feel, which is why she offers a wide range of options for facial aging. In addition to BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers, she performs:
Depending on the type and severity of your facial wrinkles, she may suggest a combination of procedures.
Why Choose Dr. Diwan
Due to its popularity, BOTOX® Cosmetic is used by countless cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists. We know you may have many choices for treatment, but what sets Dr. Diwan apart is her attention to detail.
She knows that every nuance can affect your treatment outcomes, and she works to create natural-looking results for all of her patients. Before performing BOTOX® Cosmetic or another procedure, she will carefully consider your unique facial aesthetics. When you choose Dr. Diwan, you can trust that you’ll leave our office looking younger, brighter and rejuvenated.