If you have unwanted lines and wrinkles around your eyes, forehead, and brow, but are not ready for cosmetic surgery, then BOTOX® Cosmetic may be what you are looking for. To combat various signs of aging, Dr. Matt Goldschmidt offers BOTOX® Cosmetic for patients in and around Independence, Ohio, serving the greater Cleveland area.
Wrinkles and fine lines form because of age, excessive sun exposure, and lifestyle choices, and while these lines are often small, they can significantly impact your confidence levels. When these lines are the result of repeated muscle movements (caused by frequently made expressions like blinking, squinting, smiling, and frowning), BOTOX® Cosmetic can help.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections quickly and effectively reduce fine lines and wrinkles that occur as a result of repetitive muscle movement. These include:
- Wrinkles around the eyes
- Lines that run horizontally across the forehead
- Lines that develop between the eyebrows
All this can be accomplished without any surgery, downtime, or recovery period needed.
Allow yourself a more youthful appearance with BOTOX® Cosmetic by calling The Cosmetic Surgery Center at (216) 350-3175 today!
Tried and True Cosmetic Procedure
First tested in 1978 to treat spasms of the eyelid (blepharospasm), botulinum toxin type A received approval from the FDA in 1989, and its use soon began expanding into a wider medical arena that now includes treatment for chronic migraines, neck spasms (cervical dystonia), overactive bladder, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), and lazy eye.
In 2002, the FDA approved the use of the neuromuscular toxin, botulinum toxin type A, as BOTOX® to temporarily diminish frown lines and asked that the product be marketed under the brand name BOTOX® Cosmetic to avoid confusion with its therapeutic use.
In 2022, BOTOX® Cosmetic reached its 20th anniversary, and today, the demand for BOTOX® Cosmetic has never been higher.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic Right for Me?
Unwanted wrinkles and fine lines lead many men and women to consider BOTOX® Cosmetic. Individuals who are interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic are dissatisfied with the appearance of fine and deep lines in their face, such as wrinkles that form around the eyes, across the forehead, and between the eyebrows.
To distinguish further, BOTOX® Cosmetic treats dynamic wrinkles and lines (those caused by muscle movement) rather than static wrinkles and lines, which are caused by the sun, time, and gravity.
Women and men interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic should be in good general health and have realistic expectations.
How Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets the underlying cause of crow’s feet, frown lines, and forehead lines which are the muscle contractions used when smiling, squinting, frowning, and raising the eyebrows.
This treatment is derived from a diluted form of botulinum toxin type A. This is a neuromuscular toxin that works by blocking the transmission of neural signals, immobilizing muscles that produce wrinkles and fine lines.
What Can I Expect From My BOTOX® Cosmetic Injection?
During this treatment, your provider injects a small amount of the toxin directly into the targeted area to relax the facial muscles. When the muscles are relaxed, wrinkles are smoothed out, and additional wrinkles are unable to form.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of the lines between your brows, crow’s feet, forehead lines, or any lines in your designated treatment areas.
How Long Is Recovery After BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a surgical or invasive procedure. There is no downtime or recovery period associated with these injections. You will be able to resume all normal activities right away. You may experience some temporary bruising, swelling, and numbness at the injection site, but these should dissipate quickly.
How Long Will My BOTOX® Cosmetic Results Last?
Smoother, more youthful skin begins to appear within a week of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Results usually last up to four months. At this point, the injections can be repeated for prolonged improvement. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most frequently used form of facial rejuvenation on the market today and can provide a significant temporary reduction of lines and wrinkles.
In some cases, repeated use of BOTOX® Cosmetic can lead to a tolerance build-up; in other cases, the muscles associated with the dynamic wrinkles atrophy, causing the results to last longer.
Combining BOTOX® Cosmetic With Other Treatments
While BOTOX® Cosmetic was designed to treat dynamic lines, injectable dermal fillers can address the wrinkles that form from time, gravity, and sun exposure.
If you have skin any scarring, discoloration, tone, or overall complexion issues, the following treatments are available and can be added to your personal treatment plan:
Are There Risks With BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Complications with BOTOX® Cosmetic are rare, and when they occur, are typically temporary. These complications can include minor swelling and bruising in the injection area, mild numbness or tingling in the injection site, allergic reaction, headache, and nausea.
The Cosmetic Surgery Center is overseen by Matt Goldschmidt MD, FACS, an experienced cosmetic surgeon who is board certified by two surgical boards, including the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.