Plastic Surgery in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale and surrounding areas in Arizona
You have probably heard of BOTOX® Cosmetic by now, but you may not have the facts. BOTOX® is a very popular way to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles. When administered by a qualified cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr. Gawley, it is safe and effective.
How it works
BOTOX® is made from a purified protein. Some wrinkles are due to muscles that learn to habitually contract as we grow older, and BOTOX® works by blocking nerve impulses that cause the habitual contractions. The tiny injections precisely target specific muscles in the face, so the look is natural and relaxed.
Benefits of BOTOX
One of the biggest benefits of BOTOX® is getting results without surgery. BOTOX® is non-invasive, and requires no recovery time. You can get BOTOX® injections during your lunch hour and go right back to work.
The results are temporary, but tend to last longer with subsequent treatments. Temporary can be a good thing because it means that you are not committed to the results and can fine tune them to look just right.
BOTOX® has the added advantage of preventing wrinkles. Many patients choose BOTOX® before wrinkles appear or when they first start to appear. By relaxing the muscles, it prevents creases and lines, caused by repetitive facial expressions, from forming.
BOTOX® can reduce or eliminate the appearance of:
- Crows’ feet
- Frown lines
- Worry lines
- Lipstick lines
- Lines on the forehead or between the brows
- Lines on the neck
The result is a smoother, refreshed look. Some wrinkles, such as marionette lines around the mouth, are due not to muscle contractions, but to loss of facial volume, and are best addressed with facial fillers. This makes Juvéderm® and BOTOX® injections an ideal team that has earned them the nickname "liquid facelift."
Many patients have concerns about the safety of BOTOX®. Unfortunately, there are dangerous, black market products out there. Never seek treatment in someone’s home or at a “BOTOX® party.”
Real BOTOX® Cosmetic is very safe. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' statistics, tens of millions of BOTOX® injections have been performed with an excellent safety record.
If you are in the Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona area, find out how you can reduce, eliminate, or prevent the appearance of wrinkles with BOTOX® Cosmetic by contacting the office of cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Bryan Gawley today to schedule your initial consultation.