Facial rejuvenation can be achieved quickly and non-surgically with BOTOX® Cosmetic. A featured med spa treatment at Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, BOTOX® Cosmetic softens a wide array of wrinkles in various facial areas. To schedule your complimentary cosmetic consultation to see if it is right for you, please call Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery at (970) 624-7979.
- What Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Do?
- The BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment
- Everything You Need to Know About BOTOX®
- What is the Right Age for This Treatment?
- Advantages of BOTOX®
- Questions About This Injectable
- Schedule Your BOTOX® Consultation
- Quiz: Is BOTOX® Right for You?
What Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Do?
This highly purified protein offers unique advantages to adult patients of any age. It has the power to smooth out certain fine lines by relaxing the muscular movement that causes these wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is effective in greatly reducing the signs of aging by relaxing and softening the following:
- Crow's feet (fine lines at the outside corner of your eyes)
- Frown lines (vertical lines between the eyebrows)
- Wrinkles across the forehead
- Other dynamic wrinkles caused by facial movement
These types of wrinkles are formed by actions like furrowing your brow, laughing, smiling, squinting, and other actions that contract certain facial muscles again and again over the years. BOTOX® Cosmetic is very effective at stopping the wrinkling in your skin created by these muscular contractions. After about 4 months, the effects of the injectable will wear off and a re-treatment will be necessary if you want to refresh the results.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is very effective in softening these types of lines. If you are instead unhappy with sun spots, dry skin or uneven pigmentation, then you may want to ask us about our professional, advanced skin care products.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment
For numerous men and women across the US, the advantages of BOTOX® have resulted in a more youthful, more approachable facial appearance. Advantages of this injectable include:
- Best result achieved 14 days after injection
- Minimal to no downtime
- Long-lasting, wrinkle-smoothing results
Although the results are long-lasting, they are not permanent. For most people, the effect will go away between 3 and 6 months, but BOTOX® Cosmetic results can be maintained with re-injection. The certified injectors at Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery will help you develop a treatment plan that ensures your youthful, rejuvenated facial appearance is restored as the effects wear away.
Side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic are rare and typically temporary. You may have some redness or swelling at the site of the injection, but these things will begin to disappear in the hours following. Any risks that may be associated with your treatment will be discussed with you in-depth with our experienced injectors.
Everything You Need to Know About BOTOX®
What is the Right Age for This Treatment?
For adult men and women, there isn't really a right or wrong age for BOTOX®. Instead, there are certain signs of aging, which certain people exhibit, that make this wrinkle-relaxer a good option. The only way to know for sure is to book a consultation with Dr. Gonyon, so that you can discuss your goals and receive personalized recommendations.
A word on the youngest end of the BOTOX® age spectrum:
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 57 percent of BOTOX® and Dysport® (a BOTOX® competitor) patients in 2015 were between the ages of 40 and 54. Twenty-three percent were age 55 or older, and 30 to 39-year-olds made up 18 percent. Only 1 percent were aged 20-29. But that 1 percent equates to almost 100,400 people.
While not all Twenty-Somethings can benefit from a wrinkle-relaxer, some may find it prevents the deep etching of lines that would otherwise be formed by years' worth of certain facial movements. It is also possible that early injections will reduce the frequency of injections needed in later years.
No matter what age you are, our experienced plastic surgeon can help you consider your options. Dr. Gonyon is personally committed to helping you feel confident, beautiful and youthful. If BOTOX® or another treatment is a good option for your goals, we can discuss all the aspects of those choices.
Advantages of BOTOX®
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are a great way to get fast, painless facial rejuvenation results. Men and women alike return to our office again and again to refresh the results achieved with this injectable.
Recent statistics show Americans are increasingly seeking out cosmetic enhancement that does not involve surgery. BOTOX®, Juvederm® and other minimally invasive treatments do not provide the profound enhancement and long-lasting results that cosmetic surgery can achieve, but people do like the convenience of the subtle, short-term results achieved with various injectables and other non-surgical options.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is one such option that millions of people have been using since it received FDA approval. Some of the main advantages of BOTOX® Cosmetic are:
- Non-surgical: No sutures, no scalpels, no anesthesia
- Minimal downtime, no recovery
- Results are noticeable quickly
- Results last 3 to 4 months
- Provides an effective although temporary facial rejuvenation effect
If you are not quite ready to commit to a surgery like a brow lift, BOTOX® Cosmetic can be a good option. Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments are often a great option for younger people in their 20s and 30s who want to erase subtle signs of aging but do not yet need cosmetic surgery.
Questions About This Injectable
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved injectable prescription treatment used to soften the appearance of certain facial folds. It is administered in a quick, painless appointment using small injection needles.
Am I a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Most people – men and women alike – are great candidates for BOTOX® Cosmetic. As long as it will produce the final results you are looking for, you are probably a good candidate for the injectable. There is the possibility of certain side effects and it's not the right choice for everyone, which are both issues that will be discussed with you during your complimentary consultation.
Which wrinkles can BOTOX® Cosmetic soften?
BOTOX® Cosmetic reduces the appearance of wrinkles that are formed by the movement of your face, including lines between your eyebrows, forehead lines and crow's feet.
How long do the results last?
Results of BOTOX® Cosmetic last about 3 to 4 months. After that, the effects will start to fade, but you can restore your results by returning for another injection appointment.
How much does BOTOX® Cosmetic cost?
The cost of BOTOX® Cosmetic varies slightly by provider. At your complimentary consultation, we'll provide you with an estimate of the final cost and help you decide if it's the right course of treatment for your facial lines. Financing may be available as well.
Do BOTOX® Cosmetic injections hurt?
One of the reasons BOTOX® Cosmetic can be a great option is because it's virtually painless. Some people feel a little discomfort while the injection is happening, but other people report no discomfort.
What can I expect after my injection appointment?
After your appointment, you may have a little redness and swelling at the injection site, but it should dissipate within a day or two. Many people return to work, social activities and other daily routines immediately after their BOTOX® Cosmetic appointment.
Schedule Your BOTOX® Consultation
Want to find out if you are a good candidate for facial rejuvenation with BOTOX® Cosmetic? Please call Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery at (970) 624-7979 to schedule your complimentary consultation. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Denis Gonyon proudly serves all of Northern Colorado and the surrounding areas, including Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, and Greeley.