What is BOTOX® Cosmetic and How Does It Work?

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Maintaining a fresh and vibrant aesthetic is important for many adults, both male and female. Aging and other cosmetic issues can be addressed in various ways depending on the outcome a person desires as well as his or her health and lifestyle choices. Surgery may be the appropriate option for patients with extensive facial aging, but there are also non-surgical methods to achieve a youthful appearance. 


The body produces less collagen and loses elasticity over time, compromising the structure of the skin and creating visible signs of aging. Some facial wrinkles form as a result of the skin folding over, but others are caused by repetitive muscle movements that crease the surface in certain areas. BOTOX® Cosmeticremedies this by temporarily halting specific muscle activity, preventing creases from forming. 

The Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic

  • Non-surgical facial rejuvenation
  • Quick and safe treatment
  • Minimal risk of side effects
  • Natural-looking results
  • FDA-approved formula

How BOTOX® Cosmetic Works

BOTOX® Cosmetic is composed of botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin that is FDA-approved for effective and non-surgical facial rejuvenation. If you are unhappy with wrinkles between your eyebrows, across your forehead, or around your eyes, you may benefit from this treatment. Rather than restoring volume to recessed or wrinkled areas of the face, this product reduces specific muscle movements responsible for creating unsightly creases. 


The nerves send a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine to the region where nerve cells reach the muscle cells, prompting the muscles to contract. When injected by a highly trained and experienced specialist, BOTOX® Cosmetic inhibits the release of acetylcholine, leaving the targeted area relaxed and smooth. 

Results After BOTOX® Cosmetic

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There is no significant downtime needed after BOTOX® Cosmetic, so you can resume your daily routine immediately without having to make accommodations to your schedule. It may take between 24 and 48 hours for the effects to become noticeable, at which point you will see a visible improvement in the treated areas. Results are intended to last up to three to six months before needing a follow-up session. 

Other Non-surgical Options

While BOTOX® Cosmetic is an excellent solution for certain facial wrinkles, not all patients are good candidates for this treatment. Men and women with more severe facial creases or those who struggle with signs of aging related to volume loss may consider non-surgical treatment with fillers instead. 


Facial fillers come in a variety of formulas to address different areas of concern, including volume loss, wrinkles, and fine lines. The best way to know which type of procedure will give you the results you desire is by scheduling a private consultation with your specialist. During the appointment, you will have the chance to communicate your concerns, and your condition will be thoroughly evaluated. 


If you want to find out if you are a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic, please call Pure Gold Medical Center at 909-792-9404, and schedule your facial rejuvenation consultation today!