BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most sought after facial rejuvenation treatments because it’s a proven solution for dynamic wrinkles. This makes it ideal for men and women wanting to reduce wrinkles and maintain a naturally youthful appearance.
At West Michigan Plastic Surgery, our experienced team of specialists has the skill and precision needed to give patients the outstanding aesthetic results they desire with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the brand name for botulinum toxin type A, which is made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. BOTOX® Cosmetic is designed to temporarily reduce the appearance of frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a neuromodulator that works by blocking nerve signals to the muscles.
Botulinum toxin is effective for dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles that develop due to the repeated contraction of specific facial muscles. Expressions such as squinting, frowning, and smiling, cause the skin to fold and crease. After many years of repeated muscle contractions, these creases remain and develop into dynamic wrinkles.
When botulinum toxin is injected into the facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles, it reduces muscle activity. As the muscles relax, the overlying skin becomes smoother, and wrinkles gradually soften in the days following treatment.
You may be a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic if you have moderate to severe dynamic wrinkles you would like to erase. Botulinum toxin is the ideal treatment for individuals interested in non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
During your initial consultation, our specialist will discuss your aesthetic goals and expectations of the procedure. They will also answer any concerns you have about botulinum toxin, including possible risks and complications.
Our staff will also perform a facial analysis to assess the location of the facial muscles that are causing your dynamic wrinkles, and customize a treatment plan for the areas you would like addressed. Another cosmetic treatment is sometimes recommended to achieve optimal facial rejuvenation results.
A typical BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment takes less than 30 minutes to administer, so it can be easily done during your lunch break.
Patients treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic typically notice a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles within 3-5 days. The skin also looks smoother and more youthful. Optimal results can be seen about 14 days after treatment, and last up to 5 months.
There is usually no downtime after botulinum toxin treatment, so you can return to normal activities immediately. However, you may experience mild swelling and bruising at the injection site.