#Selfie-Improvement Cosmetic Procedures
Here's a snapshot of the procedures that men and women are turning to for #selfie improvement (and a bonus cheat sheet on apps that do the same thing)…
BOTOX Cosmetic (OnabotulinumtoxinA)
Approved cosmetic uses:
- Moderate-to-severe frown lines between the eyebrows (also known as glabellar lines or "11's")
Botox is also approved to treat a variety of medical conditions including:
- Eye muscle spasms
- problems with eye coordination
- Severe armpit sweating
- Migraine headaches
- Overactive bladder
- Urinary incontinence related to nerve damage from multiple sclerosis and spine injury.
Mode of action: Botox essentially paralyzes the muscles that cause wrinkles. This neurotoxin blocks the release of acetylcholine, a chemical causes the muscle contractions that create wrinkles.
Results: Full Botox Cosmetic results are visible within one week after treatment. These wrinkle-busting effects last a minimum of three months.
Side Effects may include:
- Flu-like symptoms
- Redness, pain at the injection site.
(Infrequently, Botox may cause muscle weakness or drooping of the upper eyelid muscles.)
Botox Cosmetic Cost: Botox Cosmetic cost varies based on areas treated and the location of the practice. In general, cost will average around $150 to $300.
Injection Pain (1-5 scale, with 5 being the most pain.): 2
With proper numbing and ultra-fine needles, any pain associated with Botox Cosmetic injections is fleeting at most. Pain, however, is subjective and may also vary by treatment area.
Popularity: Off the charts! Botox consistently ranks as one of the top five nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed each year in the US.
Marcia V. Ormsby, MD
Annapolis Aesthetic Surgery, Inc.
116 Defense Hwy.,
Annapolis, MD 21401
10807 Falls Road, #100
Baltimore, MD 21093
Buinewicz Plastic Surgery & Medspa
3655 Route 202
Suites 225 and 230
Doylestown, PA 18902