Botox® Cosmetic is a purified protein, which reduces the muscle activity which causes those persistent fine lines and wrinkles to form on the face around the eyes and lips, between the eyes and across the forehead.
Wrinkles and lines do not discriminate - Botox® Cosmetic is perfect for women and men of all skin types! Squinting, smiling, frowning, furrowing of the forehead and other expressions cause lines, wrinkles and folds. Botox® Cosmetic relaxes the muscles to reduce the wrinkle formation and allow for skin to be smooth and fresh. Botox® is safe, effective and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Results are fully visible within 3-5 days following a short injection session with Dr. Guanciale. The duration of your results may vary, but Botox® treatment results generally last up to 4 months. Additional Botox® treatments are needed to maintain the skin’s refresh, smooth appearance. Botox® Cosmetic injections are tailored to suite your desired results so do not worry about the frozen, expressionless look that many fear! Customized treatments targeting your desired areas on varying levels of injection amounts allow for a natural, refreshed you!
After receiving injections, normal activities can be performed immediately, but patients are encourages not to lay flat for at least 3-4 hours following the procedure. Patients may experience slight bruising around the injection sites. Possible side effects are temporary weakness of nearby muscles or in rare cases, an eyelid may droop. BOTOX® Cosmetic is completely reversible so any side effect is only a temporary condition. Dr. Guanciale will explain all risks associated at the time of your consultation
The botulinum toxin is also used to treat excessive perspiration in targeted areas such as feet, hands/palms, and under arms.
To achieve the best, immediate results, avoid using blood thinners 5-7 days prior to your injection appointment. Aspirin, aspirin-like medications, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, and blood thinner medications increase the likelihood of post-injection bruising and injection site bleeding. While the use of these items will not hinder you from moving forward with the injection treatment, we encourage patients to prep before we inject to allow for optimal results!
Consult with Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Jerry Guanciale, today to determine if Botox® Cosmetic is right for you!