Botox has been effectively reducing the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines for over 3 decades. It is popular among adults of all ages, and recently started being used as an aging-deterrent treatment, in addition to wrinkle management. It’s almost never too early for adults to start fending off those wrinkles that can appear in the most active parts of the face. Although this article is meant to be informative, it is really no comparison to a one-on-one doctor consultation at RVC Medical. Dr. Van Coevorden will work with you to achieve your specific Botox® treatment goals, and develop a customized treatment plan that works for you. Call us today at 425-557-4227 to schedule your complimentary consultation and get started on the new you! What is BOTOX® Cosmetic? Botox® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved prescription medicine that is injected into specific parts of the face to effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fold lines. The effects are temporary, and are naturally flushed from the body after 2-4 months. In addition to it’s anti-aging benefits, it is also used as an aging deterrent to prevent development of wrinkles before they start. How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work? BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet. Botox is a protein that is metabolized and flushed by the body after a certain amount of time. Fast metabolizers will see the effects begin to wear off after about 2 months. Slow metabolizers will see effects last up to 4 months. What To Expect Dr. Reinier Van Coevorden will sit down with you and go over your personal Botox goals. After careful analysis, he will develop a personal plan to achieve your specific goals. Treatment is relatively quick, and with the assistance of temporary numbing agents, treatment is painless and generally well accepted. Many people describe the injection sensation as a slight burning feeling that diminishes after about 20-30 minutes. You may begin to notice results within 36-48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months*.