Botox Cosmetic

In youth, this wrinkling is only present when the muscles are active, but over time the wrinkling can become more pronounced and permanent.

BOTOX® Cosmetic Injections

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BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved protein that is administered into over-active facial muscles. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can help smooth lines and creases in the brow area by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkling. BOTOX® Cosmetic injection is the most common physician-administered cosmetic procedure nationwide, with more than 13 million BOTOX® Cosmetic injections performed since 2002. Dr. Michael McCracken is a recognized facial plastic surgeon and an expert in BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. He has been chosen by other physicians to be a member of the BOTOX® and Juvéderm® National Education Faculty.

About the BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure

The BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure takes about ten minutes, and there is only minimal discomfort. Patients can resume normal activities immediately, with visible improvements that can be noticed within days, and results typically lasting up to four months. Cosmetic fillers may be used along with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to maximize facial rejuvenation.

Targeted BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can help…

BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving you a younger, fresher appearance. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can also:


  • Smooth moderate to severe frown lines on the brow
  • Soften wrinkles and creases in the forehead
  • Lessen the “crow’s feet” around the eyes
  • Reduce the appearance of thick bands in the neck

How can I learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic in Colorado?

Dr. McCracken will meet with you to assess your individual situation and discuss BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Request an appointment online or call the McCracken Eye and Face Institute today at 720-851-6600 to schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Michael McCracken in his Parker, Colorado or Boulder, Colorado location. During your appointment, you can also learn about the surgical rejuvenation options available, such as upper eyelid lift, lower eyelid surgery and mid-facelift surgery.

FAQs About BOTOX® Cosmetic

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What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a protein isolated from a bacteria. It is used to weaken facial muscles to decrease wrinkles.

Is BOTOX® Cosmetic safe?

Yes, BOTOX® Cosmetic is safe. BOTOX® Cosmetic has been FDA approved for cosmetic use since 2002. Before that time, it was used by ophthalmologists for medical indications under FDA approval since 1989.

How long does BOTOX® Cosmetic last?

The duration of action of BOTOX® Cosmetic varies from patient to patient. Usually, the effect lasts 3-4 months.

What happens when the BOTOX® Cosmetic wears off? Will I become “addicted” to BOTOX® Cosmetic?

When the effects of the BOTOX® Cosmetic wear off, your face will return to what it was like before the treatment. This means that your muscle activity and wrinkles will return. Patients do not become addicted to BOTOX® Cosmetic in Colorado, but most patients like the effect so much that they will want regular treatments.

What are the side effects of BOTOX® in Boulder?

The most common side effect (although only seen in a minority of patients) is a bruise at the injection site. Other possible side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic include asymmetry, headache, flu like symptoms, dry eye, double vision, and droopy eyelid. These are all rare and temporary.

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