BOTOX® Cosmetic removes lines around the mouth and eyes, creases in the forehead, and furrows between the brows that can make you appear tired or irritated even when you’re feeling just fine. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are safely administered by Dr. Zanelli himself.
Sometimes referred to as the fountain of youth, BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular and safe non-surgical method for temporarily eliminating frown lines and forehead creases, “crows feet” around the eyes, and thick bands in the neck. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections remove these facial lines and wrinkles by influencing the muscles in the face that control expressions, such as frowning and squinting. Because BOTOX® Cosmetic is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure, there is no danger of scarring, there is little to no recovery time involved, and our patients immediately resume routine activities after treatment.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment Consultation
A BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure at Z Skin Center, begins with a consultation with Dr. Zanelli. Pregnant women, women trying to become pregnant, and women who are nursing should not use BOTOX® Cosmetic. Certain forms of some medications and supplements such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, aspirin, herbs, and vitamins may affect the potency of the BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment. Bleeding and bruising at the injection site can result.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
During the BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure a Z Skin Center,Dr. Zanelli will ask you to point out which lines and wrinkles you want to remove and to contract the facial muscles in those areas. Dr. Zanelli will evaluate your face and determine the muscle that is causing the wrinkle. Once the muscle surrounding the wrinkle is identified, a tiny needle is used to inject a small amount of purified BOTOX® Cosmetic into a very small area of the problem muscle.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections prevent the area of muscle surrounding the wrinkle from contracting. This immobility relaxes the muscle and results in a smoothing of the wrinkle. In a few days the wrinkle disappears completely. Because only a small amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into a very small portion of the targeted muscle, the immobility of this targeted area does not effect the natural movement of the other facial muscles.
The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic injections last from four to six months. Once the effects begin to wear off, the wrinkle will start to reappear.
Are BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections Safe?
Although BOTOX® Cosmetic is a derivative of the bacteria that causes botulism, you are in no danger of contracting the food poisoning illness from a BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure. There are possible side effects, however; and when not performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon or physician, the chances of suffering one or more of these side effects drastically increases.
It is important to remember that BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription drug that should be administered by a qualified physician in a medical setting that is equipped to treat any unexpected emergencies or side effects. Dr. Zanelli is board certified and highly experienced in the administration of BOTOX® Cosmetic and our patients’ safety is our highest priority.