In young skin, the collagen framework is intact and the skin remains moist and elastic, resilient to the many facial expressions we adopt, as well as to everyday wear and tear. But over time the support structure weakens and the skin loses its elasticity. The skin begins to lose its tone as the collagen support wears down. Every time you smile, frown or squint, you put stress on the collagen in your skin. The effect of these facial depressions is cumulative, and facial lines begin to appear. BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA approved for the temporary reduction of moderate to severe lines by creating a reversible weakness of targeted muscle movement. Injections are also an effective treatment for excessive sweating. Treatment doses are customized and vary according to the depth, length and duration of the line, the strength of muscle contraction or perspiration, and region of correction. Injections can be relatively painless and may show their effect within 7 days. BOTOX® Cosmetic is physician administered at Contemporary Plastic Surgery.
Not all of the unwelcome lines on your face come from muscle movement. Wrinkle fillers injections may be used in combination with BOTOX® Cosmetic to provide effective, immediate correction with little to no downtime.