Everyone knows how important first impressions are, both in work and social situations. Even if you feel cheerful, the combined effects of UV exposure and spirited expressions can contribute to permanent brow, eye, and forehead lines that may suggest otherwise. Some people complain they appear upset even when they’re not, and they fear others will develop an unfavorable perception as a result. One popular method for combating these unwelcome creases is a surgical procedure such as a brow lift, but not everyone is prepared to undergo an operation. If you’re interested in a non-surgical alternative, Dr. Ramin Behmand offers his clients a different solution: BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Ideal for upcoming events where you require a smoother, softer look, BOTOX® Cosmetic typically exhibits results in seven days. It’s an excellent option for special occasions, such as weddings, anniversary celebrations, and other meaningful events where you want to reveal your loveliest self.
How BOTOX® Cosmetic Works
Designed to treat the stubborn wrinkles on the face that develop from muscle overuse, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-surgical alternative to more complex procedures. It is FDA-approved and widely tested to ensure its efficacy, and there are several additional benefits, including minimal downtime and quick recovery, that can make it a superior choice over traditional surgical methods.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by interrupting communication between the nerve impulses and muscles in the region being treated. It does this with a refined, all-natural protein formed by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Once injected, BOTOX® Cosmetic remains where it is placed; it does not flow to other locations in the body.
BOTOX® Cosmetic has many useful applications for both men and women who experience the following:
- Creases across the forehead
- Crows’ feet
- Platysmal bands, or cords on the neck
- Severe headaches
- Deep furrow between the eyebrows
BOTOX® Cosmetic: The Procedure
A succession of small injections places the BOTOX® Cosmetic in the target area. Many patients feel very little discomfort, but every individual is unique. If you prefer, Dr. Behmand will administer a topical anesthetic or ice packs in advance to make your experience a comfortable one.
Every client receives a personalized consultation where Dr. Behmand determines where to place the BOTOX® Cosmetic based upon the needs of the patient. The procedure is quick, taking approximately ten minutes from start to finish. While serious side effects are rare, some patients experience light bruising around the injection site, which can be covered up with makeup.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works rapidly, and clients should expect frown lines to diminish within a few days. These improvements can continue for up to week with results expected to last up to four months. While the recovery period is brief, for the first 24 hours Dr. Behmand recommends patients avoid strenuous exercise or facial massage.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Results
BOTOX® Cosmetic Cost
$175 per site: For example, the crow’s feet are considered one site per side. The total number of sites will be determined during your consultation.