Botox® Cosmetic is a purified protein that is used to eliminate the frown lines between the brows, flatten deep forehead wrinkles, and soften the ‘crow’s feet’ wrinkles next to the eyes. It blocks nerve transmission to the muscles that cause wrinkles of the face. After treatment, the muscles relax, and the overlying skin becomes smooth and unwrinkled.
It's Still YOUR FACE
Your face tells a story and as the years pass, fine lines, wrinkles, and creases begin to appear. Botox® is among the world’s most popular and time-tested injectables for reversing age-related fine lines, wrinkles, creases, furrows and folds. For those who want a fresher, more youthful face, Botox® injections at our Friendswood Clinic can do wonders.
How Does BOTOX Work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. BOTOX® treatments require maintenance treatments to preserve the result, typically about every three months.
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by sun damage and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet.
What is BOTOX made of?
BOTOX® is a prescription drug called OnabotulinumtoxinA. It’s a neurotoxin produced by the bacteria strain of Clostridium botulinum. It is FDA approved for the cosmetic treatment of line and wrinkles and is completely safe.
Is BOTOX a wrinkle filler?
No. BOTOX prevents the muscles from forming wrinkles in your skin. Facial fillers such as Juvederm or Radiesse can be gently injected inside the wrinkle area, filling in the wrinkle by plumping up the skin and making the wrinkle disappear.
How soon will I see results?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
Does BOTOX hurt?
Most patients say it feels like a quick pinch.
How long does the procedure take?
Once we have discussed your treatment goals and performed a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you, the actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.
Will I look funny or "stiff" after receiving BOTOX?
Not at all! You’ll look like yourself—only with less noticeable frown lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy.