Botox® cosmetic is a drug created from a bacterial neurotoxin called botulinum that when injected in small doses can relax the targeted muscles in your face that can cause unwanted lines and wrinkles, in turn giving you a softer and more relaxed appearance. Botox injections can also create a lifting effect by relaxing the muscles that pull down on the eyebrows giving a brighter, more youthful look.
Facial wrinkling occurs for several reasons. In addition to aging and genetics, loss of skin elasticity and sun exposure can hasten the formation of wrinkles over time. Smoking and other lifestyle choices can also speed up this process. The areas which are typically targeted for these treatments are deep frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, and fine lines around the lips.
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Nuceiva is a prabotulinumtoxin injection that temporarily reduces movement of muscles that cause wrinkles. Some patients see results as soon as two days after injection.
Q: Will people know that I have had Botox?
A: Only if you tell them! Botox is a very simple, virtually painless treatment that is performed to soften your appearance.
Q: How much does Botox cost?
A: Botox treatments are individually tailored to each person. Dr. Kelleher or our nurse injector offer free consultations to make up a plan customized for each person.
Q: How long does Botox last?
A: Typically, about 3-6 months. People are individual in the longevity of their treatment because some muscles are stronger than others and it may wear off faster for them. Once the effects have worn off, you can then repeat the treatment indefinitely.
Q: At what age to people start getting Botox?
A: Botox can be for anyone over the age of 18. Some people choose to get Botox later in life to soften lines and wrinkles that have formed through the years while some people in younger generations choose to get Botox as a preventive measure for fine lines and wrinkles.