Botox Cosmetic is an injectable medication that is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botox can be injected between the brow in the forehead to reduce forehead lines, and along the sides of the eyes to decrease the appearance of dynamic lines. Lucent Dermatology provides board-certified cosmetic dermatology and has a precise touch when applying botox and dermal fillers to dramatically reduce the signs of aging.
How does Botox work?
Botox works by temporarily blocking the body’s chemicals that cause facial muscle contractions. When the muscles relax the overlying wrinkles diminish. Botox can also be used as a preventive measure to stop wrinkles from forming as you age. Botox is typically used for the following treatment areas:
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Brow lines
- Worry lines
- Wrinkles around or under the eyes
- Vertical lip lines
- “Bunny” lines on the nose
- Neck bands
- Mouth corners
At Lucent Dermatology in Beachwood, Oh, our dermatologist offers Botox Cosmetic as a simple and effective way for both men and women to achieve fewer wrinkles. The entire procedure only takes a few minutes with the expertise of our injectors, and the results can be seen within days of treatment. No recovery time is required after Botox is injected. Over time, the results can improve as wrinkle areas relax and smooth. Typical results may last for 3 to 4 months, but can last up to 6 months.
In addition to treating frown lines, Botox injections are also approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic migraines, eye muscle disorders, and even muscle stiffness. During a cosmetic dermatology consultation additional details of the procedure will be discussed with you in depth. In addition, your dermatologist will review your individual medical history to evaluate if you are a good candidate for Botox injections.
For both male and female patients, Botox injections allow for the appearance of fewer wrinkles and facial rejuvenation without surgery. As with all cosmetic procedures, you want the expertise and experience of a qualified medical professional.
Learn more about wrinkle relaxers
If you are interested in learning more about Botox and other wrinkle relaxing treatments available at Lucent Dermatology, please contact our team today. We will answer all of your questions about Botox, and help you decide if Botox could be a good option for your cosmetic skin needs. With Botox, many men and women have gained more confidence about their appearance.