About BOTOX® Cosmetic
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a FDA approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows , horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet lines in adults. BOTOX® Cosmetic is derived from sources that exist in nature. It consists of tiny amounts of highly purified botulinum toxin PROTEIN refined from the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum.
How BOTOX® Cosmetic works:
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets the underlying causes of frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet, by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles. After injected, BOTOX® Cosmetic will smooth and relax your expression lines within 48-72 hours. Full effect can take up to two weeks and can last up to four months. To maintain relaxed muscles, BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected at 3 1/2- to 4-month intervals.
Why use BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors–not just cellular changes that occur over time. Repetitive facial muscle contractions such as frowning and squinting, collagen loss, sun damage and the environment also create these expression lines. Look at your parents and siblings. We tend to mimic expressions of those we are closest to and some of the expression lines you are seeing can be “hereditary” in nature.
Have you ever heard of “BOTOX® Cosmetic” Sprinkles”, micro-dosing? Silver Solutions has, and now you will too!!
Sprinkling small amounts of BOTOX® Cosmetic in areas of concern allows you to maintain a natural appearance.
How we use BOTOX® Cosmetic
This muscle between your eyes acts like an “accordion” pulling your these muscles together and apart as you frown. We will administer a minimum of five injections into the muscle that creates those frown lines (also known as the 11s). The FDA has approved up to 20 units of BOTOX® Cosmetic for this treatment area.
Horizontal Forehead Lines
We call this area the “Venetian blind” muscle. Every time the blinds go up, so do your wrinkles! The FDA has approved up to 20 units of BOTOX® Cosmetic for horizontal forehead lines. You may receive four to eight injections in the forehead muscle to relax the frontalis (forehead). We evaluate this area very carefully to avoid loss of expression and maintain brow position.
Squint lines are controlled by the Orbicularis Oculi muscle that frames the side of your eyes. The FDA has approved up to 12 units of BOTOX® Cosmetic per side (three injections each side) for a total of 24 units. We will evaluate the severity of your squint lines and determine what dose will work for you.
We use tiny, tiny insulin needles to ensure our clients’ comfort while receiving injections.
Immediately After Injections
After your injections, you may notice a raised, red “wheal” (looks like a mosquito bite) at the site of injections. This “wheal” should disappear with in 15 minutes.
Bruising, while rare, can occur at the site of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. We can not tell in advance who will bruise and how long the bruise will last. Following our After Care instructions will help to speed the body’s natural healing process. All bruising will go away, and cosmetic concealer typically hides any signs of treatment.
Afraid of that BOTOX frozen appearance?
Our injectors are highly trained and experienced with all the skills and expertise needed to give you that “natural” look.
Cost Considerations: Your cost not only includes the price of the product, but more importantly, the training, skill and expertise of the health care professional who is administering your treatment. (See Bios)
Be wary of discount products or “cheap” BOTOX® Cosmetic. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, and your safety may not be assured.