Aging skin and wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion can be a result of hormone loss, or damage caused by free radicals from UV light, cigarette smoking, unhealthy diet and alcohol.
Also, when you concentrate, squint, or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of frequent contraction, those wrinkles can linger even after the muscles are at rest.
BOTOX® Cosmetic™ works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes the persistent lines to form.
What is BOTOX Cosmetic?
They are both prescription medicines that are injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time. In our clinic, they are administered by Dr. Ferguson as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form.
How long does it last?
BOTOX® Cosmetic™ can last between 3 to 5 months. Results may vary. In rare circumstances, some people develop antibodies to BOTOX® Cosmetic™ which can make the treatment ineffective.
How much does BOTOX Cosmetic cost?
They are both administered in units. Price per unit varies from clinic to clinic. An average treatment can start at $200 and up per treatment area.
Who should not have BOTOX Cosmetic?
They are both contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to any botulinum toxin product or excipients, neurological conditions such as myasthenia gravis or ALS or infection at the proposed injection site.