BOTOX® is one of the most trusted anti-aging cosmetic procedures on the market today because it’s been around for a long time and because it works. It helps to soften the lines, wrinkles and furrows that accumulate over the years through actions like smiling, squinting and frowning. Take a look below to learn more about the BOTOX® procedure, how it works and its benefits.
BOTOX® isn’t a filler. Instead, it uses a purified protein solution to stop the muscles around wrinkles from contracting, thus allowing the lines and furrows to relax. You should be happy to know that BOTOX® has been approved by the FDA for this type of treatment, so you can be sure it is both safe and effective.
How It Works
You’ll receive a consultation prior to your procedure to make sure you’re a good fit for BOTOX®. A specialist will examine the area to be treated, hear your concerns and note your medical history. Once it’s determined that this approach is appropriate for you, you may receive a session appointment. Treatment typically only takes just minutes, depending upon the area to be treated. The practitioner will first clean the area. Then it’s possible you’ll receive some type of topical anesthetic to alleviate potential discomfort, though not everyone will require this. From there, the BOTOX® solution can be skillfully injected into the preselected treatment area(s). That’s really all there is to it.
What to Expect
There is very little discomfort involved in receiving BOTOX®. Many describe it as feeling similar to acupuncture. However, everyone has different thresholds. Treatment results usually last for multiple months at a time. Then you’ll need to have a maintenance session for ongoing benefits. There’s no set downtime with BOTOX®. Feel free to return to your regular life immediately following your session, with just a couple small exceptions. For example, you won’t want to rub the treatment area in the days following the treatment.
Book an Appointment to Learn More
This is just a brief summary of what you need to know about BOTOX® for wrinkle reduction. Set up a time to visit the office of Dr. Usal to learn more about the treatment and your candidacy during your own consultation. This treatment is convenient, non-surgical and offers significant results. Come see if you’re a candidate for BOTOX® when you visit our office in Paramus or Istanbul. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!