BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most effective treatment for the fine facial lines that are a sign of aging. Starting in our early thirties, facial lines, or wrinkles start to form. Some of these are called ‘Dynamic Lines’. These are lines which are exacerbated by certain facial expressions. Examples include: the lines between the eyebrows which deepen when we frown; the lines across our forehead, which are more noticeable when we raise our eyebrows; and the lines around the outside of our eyes (Crow’s Feet), which are more evident when we smile or squint. Developing these lines is a natural part of the aging process. Some people form these earlier than others. For some people these lines are not evident when they are relaxed, while for others they are evident when relaxed and still more prominent during certain expressions. These dynamic signs of facial aging can be reduced or eliminated with Botox treatments while maintaining a natural and more youthful appearance.
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are an office procedure, which are our most effective means of reducing dynamic facial lines. Botox is a purified medication which is extremely safe and effective. In a very precise manner it temporarily weakens the underlying muscles. It is administered by giving several small injections with a very fine needle into the areas of concern. Patients usually compare it to the feel of a mosquito bite. The treatment only takes a few minutes.
How Long Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Last?
BOTOX® Cosmetic results last three to six months before fading.
Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Look Natural?
Yes, in Dr. Shuster’s hands, the emphasis is on natural results. He does BOTOX® Cosmetic injections that look natural and subtle. Although these injections smooth and soften expression lines, they do not freeze facial movement or cause an artificial appearance.
What Happens When You Stop Using BOTOX® Cosmetic?
The effect will fade when you stop using BOTOX® Cosmetic. You’ll notice a gradual return of the lines and creases that the injectable was softening. Over the years, these creases may become more pronounced if you do not continue use of BOTOX® Cosmetic. You can stop using BOTOX® Cosmetic and switch to a different facial rejuvenation option or simply go without any wrinkle softening if you prefer. The injections can always be performed again down the road if you change your mind.
What Is The Downtime After BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic has no downtime. The only restrictions will be:
- Don’t lie down for several hours
- Don’t exercise or raise your heart rate strenuously for several hours
- Don’t rub or massage the area for at least 24 hours
These limitations will reduce bruising and allow the BOTOX® Cosmetic to settle into place. Other than that, you can return to your day. Many people go right back to work or other planned activities after the appointment.
“I couldn’t be more impressed or happy with my experience with not only Dr Shuster but the entire team behind his practice. I love my results and would send everyone I know to see him. ”
Following BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments, patients can immediately return to their normal activities. In some cases there may be a red spot or bruise which can easily be covered with make up. The benefits of this treatment can usually be appreciated within one to four days and lasts for up to six months. Botox has proven to be extremely effective as a means of reducing signs of facial aging without any down time. Botox has become the most common cosmetic procedure. Last year over one million treatments were performed.
Dr. Shuster is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon specializing in aesthetic procedures. He has performed thousands of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections for patients throughout South Florida. If you would like to schedule an appointment for Botox treatments at our Hollywood, Florida office, please call us at 954.961.5500.