We want our patients in Annapolis, MD and the greater Baltimore area to be informed about their choices which is why we've put together this list of Frequently asked questions to help better inform you! We have both BOTOX® Cosmetic or XEOMIN® available for treatment of facial wrinkles.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a protein injected in small doses into muscles that cause frown lines and relaxes the muscles to smooth the brow and facial lines.
What is XEOMIN®?
XEOMIN® is a new medication similar in action to BOTOX®. All information about BOTOX® found below is relevant for XEOMIN® as well.
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic safe?
BOTOX® has been around in various forms for the last 10 years and is an FDA approved treatment.
Where does the BOTOX® Cosmetic go once injected?
The BOTOX® Cosmetic generally stays localized in the treated muscle and eventually disappears without breaking down or traveling through the body.
How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last for?
After the first treatment, the treated muscles will remain relaxed for about 4 months after which the lines will revert to their pretreated appearance. Subsequent injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic may last longer, even up to 6 months
What can I expect from a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?
In the 10 minute treatment, small amounts of BOTOX® Cosmetic are injected into specific areas of the facial muscles to produce the best results. It can take a few days or up to a week until the BOTOX® Cosmetic reaches maximum affect, dramatically reducing facial lines.
Are BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments painful?
The 10 minute treatment is virtually painless—some describe the feeling as being similar to a bug bite. Although an anesthetic is not necessary, some choose to use a topical anesthetic or cold packs to numb the area slightly before the treatment. Most people can return to work or normal activity immediately.
Am I a Candidate for BOTOX®?
Is BOTOX® Cosmetic right for me?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is most often used on those between the ages of 18 and 65. If reducing those facial lines will help you feel your best, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the treatment of choice for skin lines on the upper half of the face.
If you're looking to get rid of wrinkles and frown lines for good, call Bayside Laser and Skin Care Associates in Annapolis, MD today to learn more about Botox injections and how they can help you!