BOTOX® Cosmetic is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in use today. It is now also routinely implemented as a preventive measure. Many people, including Dr. Cat begin using BOTOX® as early as their late 20s, to prevent the formation of wrinkles. However, injecting BOTOX in a way that is natural looking and effective takes technical skill. Dr. Cat takes the time to carefully study each patient’s anatomy, understand the look they hope to achieve, take into account things like patient’s profession, upcoming events and other details, to create a customized and individualized plan.
BOTOX® is made from purified botulinumtoxinA, a natural protein that relaxes the muscles. It is injected using a super fine gauge needle, relaxing the muscles in certain targeted areas to alleviate common types of wrinkles. It is most effective at treating:
- Crow’s Feet
- Frown Lines
- Brow Furrows
It can also prevent these dynamic wrinkles. If you think of your skin like a piece of paper, furrowing your brows folds the skin and, like a piece of paper, your skin retains the marks from this folding. BOTOX® reduces this effect and, when used early, can help prevent the development of these fine lines and wrinkles.
Q. Is BOTOX® Cosmetic safe?
A. When administered by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Cat, BOTOX® Cosmetic is very safe. In fact, Dr. Cat discusses your desired outcome before the procedure to make sure your face is neither too frozen nor too lax, giving you the exact amount of movement you want.
Q. Am I too young to use BOTOX®?
A. It depends on your age, but many of our patients begin using BOTOX® in their late 20s. Dr. Cat began using small doses at 28, and some patients come to us even younger. If you are unsure of whether you would benefit from this treatment, Dr. Cat can assess your condition during your initial consultation.
Q. How long does BOTOX® last?
A. On average, you can enjoy good results for about four months. At that point, most patients come for touchup injections.
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Both men and women can look years younger with BOTOX®. To see the difference for yourself, contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Cat today.