Diminish Wrinkles with BOTOX® Cosmetic
We often see patients with lines or wrinkles on their face that they would like to address with a quick, safe, and effective treatment. Dr. Gregory T. Mesna offers BOTOX® Cosmetic to patients in the Minneapolis area, an injectable therapy that can help reduce the appearance of crow's feet around the eyes and expression lines on the forehead. BOTOX® Cosmetic differs from other injectable treatments because rather than adding volume beneath the skin, it works by relaxing the muscles that cause these types of facial lines. This is a minimally invasive alternative to surgical procedures like a facelift or brow lift that yields optimal results with no downtime. If you are concerned with signs of aging, please contact our office to make a BOTOX® Cosmetic appointment with a member of our staff.
What to Expect During Your Visit
BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered in small amounts using a needle that is directly injected into the muscle being treated. The solution works by temporarily immobilizing the muscle, reducing the appearance of lines or wrinkles that are caused by repetitive facial expressions.
Your appointment will consist of a relatively simple procedure. Dr. Mesna or one of our highly skilled aestheticians will help you determine where the solution should be administered to help you reach your cosmetic goals. They will ask you to contract your facial muscles to ascertain the optimal placement of the injection. The application of BOTOX® Cosmetic takes just minutes per injection. After your appointment, you will be able to return to your normal daily activities. Patients do not typically require any downtime for recovery since the procedure is quick and involves little to no discomfort.
BOTOX® Cosmetic begins to work immediately and results will become fully apparent within the first few days following treatment. This wrinkle reduction is temporary, and will typically last up to four months. Many patients maximize their results by having follow-up treatment performed when their reduced lines begin to reform.
BOTOX® Cosmetic Candidacy
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a diluted solution that is derived from a neuromuscular toxin, which is why it is so effective. The material has been proven safe and effective and is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the reduction in wrinkles, as well as to treat several other medical conditions. Virtually anyone who would like to address wrinkles could be a candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, but be sure to tell Dr. Mesna about any allergies or medications you are taking to avoid any unwanted interactions. Many of our patients choose to combine their treatment with other injectables for even more comprehensive results.
Determining Your Treatment Cost
The cost of your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment will depend upon how many injections are required for your procedure. In general, injectable treatments are a much more cost effective procedure than more extensive treatment, like cosmetic surgery.
Make an Appointment Today
If you have fine lines, wrinkles, or deep creases and would like to learn more about this non-surgical alternative for facial enhancement, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mesna.