After years of squinting, laughing, and frowning, wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process. And although wrinkles can show the places you’ve been and the things you’ve accomplished, they can also damage your self-esteem. Luckily, here at Northcoast Laser, we have a variety of solutions—including BOTOX—to help temporarily soften your fine lines and wrinkles and feel like your normal self once again.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX is an FDA approved neurotoxin derived from Botulinum Toxin A. Once it has been injected into your muscles, it helps to temporarily soften deep lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, and forehead—giving you a more youthful-looking appearance.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
Often mistaken for fillers, BOTOX doesn’t actually fill in fine lines and wrinkles. In fact, BOTOX works in an entirely different way. Once it is injected into your facial muscles, it temporarily blocks the muscle from responding to messages that your brain sends to contract and move—leaving you with fewer fine lines and wrinkles in the process.
Before and After
Botox in Action
On average, patients start noticing improvements from BOTOX after about two to three days. However, after about two weeks, you should notice full results.
BOTOX lasts about 4 months on average.
Although rare, there are some possible side effects of BOTOX injections. Temporary side effects include bruising and swelling at the injection site, redness, irritation, drooping eyelids, vision problems, fatigue, and headache. If your symptoms persist, contact our office for assistance.
Yes! In most instances, BOTOX can be combined with other treatments like facial fillers or skin treatments to help enhance your results. During your initial consultation, we will go over all of your options to create a customized plan just for you.
Nobody wants to look plastic and we make sure that our patients look as natural as possible. As long as BOTOX is administered by a professional office like Northcoast Laser, patients can expect to have natural looking results and less visible fine lines and wrinkles.
No, here at Northcoast Laser, we pride ourselves on giving patients real looking results that won’t make you look frozen or fake. Even though some of your facial movements will be softened and less pronounced, you will still have some movement.