Want a non-surgical way to soften the lines on your face? BOTOX® Cosmetic may be the right option for you. This injectable reduces the appearance of certain types of wrinkles caused by the contraction of muscles in your face. Over the years, these folds become deeper and can make you look tired, angry and unapproachable. BOTOX® revives your face so you look more youthful. To schedule an appointment at Dr. Adam L. Basner's Baltimore office, please call The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland at (410) 616-3000.
Areas treated with BOTOX®
BOTOX® Cosmetic can be used to treat a few different areas of your face, specifically:
- Lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines)
- Crow's feet
- Lip lines ("smoker's lines")
- Horizontal forehead lines
BOTOX® treats a certain type of wrinkle. These "dynamic" wrinkles are formed by the repeated contractions of muscles in your face. Over time, by scrunching up the area of skin over and over again, the furrow formed in the skin will begin to stay there even when you relax your face. All of the types of wrinkles listed above are formed by muscular contraction, such as when you frown, smile, laugh or make other facial expressions.
BOTOX® works by temporarily preventing the injected muscle from contracting and forming a fold in the skin. The effects last about 4 months, at which point the muscle will be able to wrinkle the skin again. You can maintain the effect by coming back for re-treatments.
Benefits of choosing BOTOX®
The benefits of BOTX® include:
- No downtime
- No scarring
- No incisions or sutures
- Immediate results
- Results are easily touched up
You will come to your appointment, receive your injections and then you can return to your normal activities right away, if you wish to do so. There may be some redness and swelling at the injection site, but this should dissipate in the day following the injection.
If you live in or around Baltimore, Owings Mills, Towson or Columbia and are interested in BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to rejuvenate your facial appearance, please contact The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland to schedule an appointment with board-certified plastic surgeon Adam L. Basner, MD.