Botox in Huntsville
Botox has become the number one cosmetic treatment in the United States. Botox can be used to treat several things, including ocular muscle spasms, problems with eye coordination, and severe armpit perspiration; however, it is mostly used as an anti-wrinkling agent.
This procedure includes injecting Botulinum Toxin Type A, or Botox, into a patient’s forehead at several different sites. Botox paralyses certain muscles that cause wrinkles, interrupting their contraction. Wrinkles are typically reduced by 80%.
The full results will be seen within a week and will last at least three months. Side effects are mild, and often there is no interruption into daily life the day of the procedure. On occasion, a doctor may advise the patient to stay out of the sun.
The cost varies on the doctor, the region, and the extent of the treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
Will BOTOX® Cosmetic make me look like I’ve had work done?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a technique-sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your specialist about the results you want from treatment.
When will I see results?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months.
Do men receive BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?
Yes. BOTOX® Cosmetic has also been clinically evaluated in male patients. In clinical studies for moderate to severe frown lines, 17.5% of patients treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic were men. In the clinical studies for moderate to severe crow’s feet, male patients comprised approximately 10% of patients treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 10% of all cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2014 were on men—that is more than 1 million cosmetic procedures. The number of cosmetic procedures for men increased by 273% from 1997 to 2014.