Botulinum Toxin Injections in Denver
The muscles in our face help convey our emotions, contracting to cause expression lines that show when we are angry, surprised, or worried.
In youth, this wrinkling is only present when the muscles are active. But over time, the wrinkling can become more pronounced and permanent. The more we smile or express ourselves, the deeper the lines become. But there is a way to combat the formation of these lines. Using Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic injections, you can restore a more youthful smoothness to your features.
Modern medicine allows us to keep our appearance more youthful, to match how we feel inside. By maintaining a lively appearance, we can continue to be self-confident in how we look. Visit us for the best facial cosmetic surgery Denver has to offer.
Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic Injections
Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic is an FDA-approved protein administered into over-active facial muscles. It can help smooth lines and creases in the brow area by temporarily inhibiting the muscles that cause wrinkling. When done by an expert, it delivers a refreshed and younger-looking appearance.
Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic injection is the most common physician-administered cosmetic procedure nationwide. In fact, more than 13 million Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic injections have been performed since 2002.
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About the Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic procedure
The Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic procedure is not only fast, but you can see immediate results. The treatment typically takes about ten minutes, and there is only minimal discomfort.
Afterward, you can resume normal activities immediately. No long downtimes or recovery periods are needed! And you will notice visible improvements within days. For most patients, these results typically last up to four months. Cosmetic fillers may be used along with Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic injections to maximize facial rejuvenation.
During your consultation, Dr. McCracken will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. We tailor each step of your plan to meet your personal aesthetic goals.
Targeted Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic injections can help…
Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic injections can help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The result gives you a younger, fresher appearance. 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 Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic in Colorado?
Dr. McCracken will meet with you to assess your individual situation and discuss Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic injections. Request an appointment online or call the McCracken Eye and Face Institute today at 720-729-3988. During your meeting, you can also learn about the surgical rejuvenation options available, such as:
What is Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic?
Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic is a protein isolated from bacteria. When injected, it has the unique ability to soften the action of target muscles. Specifically, it decreases the actions of muscles that cause facial wrinkles. As you use these muscles less, you prevent them from causing facial wrinkles in the first place.
You can also use Botulinum Toxin to soften existing wrinkles. As the muscles work less, your body will naturally restore your skin to a smoother state.
Is Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic safe?
Yes, Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic is safe. It 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.
Still, you should only receive injections from an experienced doctor. A board-certified surgeon like Dr. McCracken will be able to deliver safe, stunning results. An inexperienced practitioner could leave you unhappy with results, or even unsafe.
How long does Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic last?
The duration of action of Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic varies from patient to patient. Usually, the effect lasts 3-4 months. Factors that determine how long it lasts include:
- How active you are
- Location of injection
- Number of injections
- Severity of wrinkles
What happens when the Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic wears off?
When the effects of the Botulinum Toxin 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.
Will I become “addicted” to Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic?
Patients do not become addicted to Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic. But most patients like the effect so much that they will want regular treatments. However, Dr. McCracken is careful to ensure every injection is at a safe level.
What are the side effects of Botulinum Toxin?
The most common side effect is a bruise at the injection site. However, this is only seen in a minority of patients. Even if it does appear, it soon fades within days. Other possible side effects of Botulinum Toxin Cosmetic include:
- Mild flu-like symptoms
- Dry eye
- Double vision
- Droopy eyelids
These are all rare and temporary. To minimize the risk of side effects, we advise seeing an experienced expert. Dr. McCracken has years of practice in delivering safe and transformative cosmetic treatments. With his knowledge and skill, any risks are kept to a minimum.
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