BOTOX® Cosmetic is the trademark name for Botulinum Toxin, a type of protein which has been found to have many medical and cosmetic uses. Dr. Schuster primarily uses BOTOX® Cosmetic to help patients at his cosmetic surgery practice achieve cosmetic goals and to reduce and sometimes eliminate facial wrinkles and lines.* The most popular BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment areas are frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be used to create a non-surgical brow lift. By placing the BOTOX® Cosmetic in certain locations, the shape and position of the eyebrows can be changed. This helps to open up the eye area and show off your eyes.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
BOTOX® Cosmetic has become popular with patients at our Baltimore, Maryland area practice and with individuals across the country because it is safe, easy to receive, extremely effective, and affordable.* It is performed in the office by small injections in just a short time. Dr. Schuster requests that his patients avoid lying flat, exercising, or rubbing the areas treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic for just three hours after your procedure. It usually takes about three to five days to see the full effect, and results can last about three to four months.* Additionally, BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments can be repeated indefinitely to help patients maintain their results. The risks are very small, primarily some bruising or mild swelling, though headaches and occasional fatigue have been described.* Rarely, a droopy upper eyelid can develop temporarily after BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment at our practice near Baltimore, Maryland may be used alone or in conjunction with other surgical or non-surgical procedures, including laser resurfacing, chemical peels, eyelid surgery, face lift, and more. During your consultation, Dr. Schuster can develop a personalized treatment plan to meet your individual appearance goals.*
Other Uses for BOTOX® Cosmetic
In addition to its cosmetic uses, BOTOX® Cosmetic also effectively reduces excessive sweating.* People who suffer from hyperhidrosis, a condition in which a person’s sweat glands produce too much sweat, may benefit from treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. The most common treatment areas are the armpits or palms.
*Individual results may vary