Are fine lines and wrinkles impacting your appearance? Do you look older than you feel? Are you considering nonsurgical approaches to achieving a more youthful look? If this sounds like you, and you live in the area of Maple Valley, Washington, it may be time to talk to Dr. Cynthia Cote and her team about the advantages of using Botox injections to turn back time!
How does Botox work?
Dr. Cynthia Cote describes Botox as an injectable medication that is used to reduce muscle contractions. In doing so, it also smooths away wrinkles and folds on the face that contribute to an aged appearance. It is not best for all wrinkles and folds, however, as it only works best on those that are developed from muscle movements in the face. This makes Botox the best for:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead folds
- Glabellar lines
Is Botox safe?
Botox is a medication made of botulinium toxin type A. While this may sound scary, it is not! Botox has been used not only for cosmetic purposes for many years, but also in other areas of medicine, helping patients with problems such as chronic migraines and headaches, overactive bladder, and excessive sweating. Botox injections performed by a skill professional such as Dr. Cynthia Cote are safe and effective, making it a reliable option for many of our patients who are not quite ready for surgical facelifts. There are some mild side effects that may occur after injection but resolve on their own, including bruising and swelling at the injection site.
How long does Botox last?
Botox is not a permanent option in the same way that a surgical facelift can be. Over time, the medication is reduced in effectiveness and the wrinkles and folds may return. To keep this from happening, Dr. Cynthia Cote recommends regular injections every four to six months to maintain results.
Request an appointment today
The easiest way to find out if you are a candidate for Botox injections is to book a consultation visit at MD Cote by calling (425) 413-8292. The office is located in Suite A at 27203 216th Avenue SE and accepts new patients.