What is Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® Cosmetic is prescribed medicine that is a simple, nonsurgical treatment administered by professionals into the forehead, in between the eyebrows, and into the crow’s feet around the eyes to relax the underlying muscles and smooth wrinkles with no downtime. Botox is made using a purified form of botulinum toxin, and is classified as a neurotoxin injectable.
Where can Botox® Cosmetic Be Used?
Botox has several uses. Primarily, Botox is used to reduce wrinkles and fine lines that develop as a result of repeatedly making facial expressions, such as frowning, squinting, or smiling. The most common injection sites for Botox include:
- The forehead
- Between the eyebrows (“11 lines” or “frown lines”)
- In the crow’s feet
Dynamic wrinkles, or lines that develop as a result of repetitive movement from facial expressions, are a common occurrence that comes with aging. These fine lines and wrinkles can make patients feel that they look older than they are. Thankfully, effective and minimally invasive treatment using Botox injections can reduce the appearance of these fine lines and wrinkles, helping patients in Parker, CO look and feel more youthful.