Facial wrinkles and lines are a natural part of aging. These lines form from the repeated contraction of muscles that control smiling, frowning, squinting, and laughing. As we get older, theses lines and wrinkles become more permanent and change a once smooth and youthful appearance into one that shows the effects of time.
At the Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, we offer BOTOX® Cosmetic, one of our nonsurgical facial rejuvenation services, as a solution to quickly and effectively smooth and temporarily eliminate facial wrinkles that result in beautiful, natural-looking results.
If you’re interested in learning more about BOTOX® Cosmetic and if it can help you, contact us today at 303-470-3400 to schedule your initial consultation. We proudly serve Denver, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, and nearby areas of Colorado.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified chemical derived from botulinum toxin type A, a bacterium-produced neuromuscular toxin, which is injected into the skin to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. It’s been deemed safe for use as a facial injectable by the FDA and is one of the most widely-performed cosmetic medical treatments in the U.S.
BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause lines and wrinkles to form on your face to create a smoother, more refreshed and youthful look. The repeated use of these facial muscles, as well as genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors all contribute to the lines that form over time.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can help temporarily erase and eliminate:
- Smile lines
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Glabella lines (between the eyebrows)
- Brow lines
The BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment session takes only 15 minutes and requires no downtime, so you can return to your normal daily activities immediately after the treatment session. Results can be seen within about a week and generally last from three to six months.
Am I a Candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is generally one of the safest cosmetic treatments available, yet, not everyone is a candidate for this procedure. It is advised that if you are currently pregnant, have a neuromuscular disorder, or suffering from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, that you shouldn’t undergo this treatment. BOTOX® Cosmetic is also not approved for use in children and should only be administered to those aged 18 to 65.
While side-effects are quite rare, they are possible. Some of the minor side-effects may include:
- Allergic reactions
- Swelling in treatment area
- Muscle weakness
It’s recommended that you speak thoroughly with your doctor before undergoing any plastic surgery procedure. Our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Zwiebel will discuss with you all aspects of this procedure and help you determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic is the right choice to meet your aesthetic goals.
Contact a BOTOX® Cosmetic Specialist Today
Dr. Zwiebel and his staff at the Zwiebel Center for Plastic Surgery and Skin Care believe providing high-quality, individualized care for every patient that seeks treatment. From your initial consultation, all the way through your post-treatment follow-up, your desires and aesthetic goals are our priority.
If you’re interested in learning more about BOTOX® Cosmetic and if it’s the right procedure for you, contact us today at 303-470-3400 to schedule your initial consultation. We proudly serve Denver, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, and nearby areas of Colorado.