Aside from its many cosmetic applications, BOTOX® Cosmetic has also been utilized in a variety of therapeutic treatments. At Dr. Rand’s office in Bellevue, we use BOTOX® to smooth out facial wrinkles and often combine treatment with one of our popular injectable wrinkle fillers.
Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Rand is known as one of the most skilled BOTOX® injectors in the greater Seattle area. In addition to nonsurgical med spa treatments, Dr. Rand also offers a full range of cosmetic surgery procedures for face and body at the Northwest Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of BOTOX®, please don’t hesitate to contact our office in Bellevue today for more details.
Who Should Use BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Botox is best for treating facial wrinkles caused by muscle action. Throughout your life, you probably squint or frown a countless number of times, which eventually carves a line into the surface of your skin in a few common areas:
- Glabellar region, the vertical frown lines between and above the brows
- Periorbital region – i.e. crow’s feet, horizontal lines near the eyes
- Forehead – horizontal lines traveling across the forehead skin
Wrinkles like these begin as dynamic wrinkles, meaning they are not visible unless your facial muscles contract. Over time, they become static wrinkles that are always visible on your skin’s surface.
How BOTOX® Cosmetic Works
BOTOX® is made with a miniscule amount of botulinum toxin. When injected, the product inhibits the release of acetylcholine, which effectively stops the contraction of small, localized facial muscles. Those muscles enter into a temporary paralysis during the days following your treatment, and lines and wrinkles gradually fade out to become unnoticeable.
Treatment requires injections, which are relatively comfortable although Dr. Rand can use a numbing cream if necessary. Dr. Rand identifies the areas for injection that will best reduce the appearance of wrinkles and injects a measured dose of BOTOX® beneath the skin. Total treatment time can be under ten minutes and there is no downtime – you can return to your normal routine (aside from rigorous exercise) immediately. Results of BOTOX® typically last 3 to 4 months.
Contact us today at 425-688-8828 to schedule your BOTOX® appointment at our Bellevue office, and be sure to check for current BOTOX® specials on our promotions page.