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BOTOX® Cosmetic (Injectable Wrinkle Relaxer with Botulinum Toxin) – Colorado Springs, CO

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About BOTOX

To help turn back the hands of time and to avoid lines and wrinkles from occurring on the upper section of the face, the Institute of Plastic Surgery in Colorado Springs, CO is pleased to offer BOTOX to our patients. This nonsurgical treatment offers gorgeous results and is extremely popular among both women and men. This injectable can make a big improvement to dynamic creases, which are created by making expressions from the contracting muscles on the upper face. These facial lines go away when the face is relaxed, but dynamic lines can still remain. The muscle relaxer BOTOX is a filtered strain of type A botulinum toxin that temporarily freezes the movements of the muscle. To correct these static wrinkles, BOTOX is carefully injected to soften the skin. BOTOX is most commonly administered by one of our skilled plastic surgeons or team members between the brows, around the eyes (Crow's feet), and along the forehead.

Ideal Candidates

BOTOX injections are ideal for patients who want to smooth the visible look of dynamic lines on their upper face nonsurgically. BOTOX is also used as a preventative anti-aging treatment even if you are younger — keep in mind how often you find yourself making facial expressions. It is a great noninvasive approach if you have forehead wrinkles or noticeable furrows between the brows. It is also a solution for lines that form around the eyes. If you experience more severe and deeper lines, an injectable filler may be recommended. Furthermore, if you are over the age of 50 with severe wrinkles, you may opt for a facelift surgery. This delivers a more impactful result, and it is more long term. Our practice offers facelifts, brow lifts, and eyelid surgeries as effective options as well.

Procedure Technique

BOTOX injections are available as an outpatient procedure directly at our practice. If it is your first time to visit our office about BOTOX, we commonly perform the treatment during the same day as your initial consultation. You will be asked to make a few expressions involving your upper face, such as frowning, squinting, smiling, etc., to help us to determine where the injections are best placed. The face will be prepared, and BOTOX will be injected through a fine needle, followed with cold compressions to help reduce bruising, swelling, and discomfort. You can ask for a numbing cream or ice pack to help make the procedure more comfortable, but it usually is not necessary. BOTOX treatments typically take around 10 – 15 minutes, and you can return to your usual activities with no required recovery period.

What to Expect

Following the injection, you can resume your usual activities, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for a minimum of 24 hours. You will be advised to sleep upright for at least one night and to avoid touching your face, which can accidentally spread the BOTOX to other areas. The injected sections of your face can be slightly red, bruised, or swollen for a few days, although you should not experience any long-lasting or serious side effects from BOTOX treatments. In most cases, it often takes around one week before the final results of BOTOX are visible. The results typically last 3 – 4 months. You can talk to your BOTOX injector about when to make touch-up appointments to maintain your results.

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Smile Without Worry

Don't worry! You can frown, smile, laugh, and make any other face you want without seeing wrinkles and lines with BOTOX injectable treatments. To smooth and prevent lines on the face, we invite you to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons to learn more about this amazing, nonsurgical relaxer for wrinkles.

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