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BOTOX® Cosmetic in Orange County, CA

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein formulation of botulinum toxin type A, which works as a muscle relaxant. It is a non-surgical procedure that can be performed in an examination room and requires no anesthetic. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a common procedure that is utilized for people wishing to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

How BOTOX Cosmetic Works

BOTOX® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved protein compound that is injected into the face in very small doses with an ultra-fine needle to weaken, inactivate and soften the muscles that contract to cause wrinkles. Since it paralyzes only muscle, BOTOX® Cosmetic does not affect the sensory nerves or cause any numbness of the face.

Appointments typically last 15-30 minutes. Most patients feel a slight stinging sensation during the injection that quickly subsides. You may return to your normal activities immediately.

Some of the uses for BOTOX® Cosmetic are:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Frown lines
  • Furrowed brow
  • Forehead lines

Note: BOTOX® Cosmetic is not a cure for severe wrinkles.