BOTOX® Cosmetic at The Langdon Center: Reduces Fine Lines & Wrinkles
What Is Botox?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent that works on the muscles that cause wrinkles. The relaxed muscle allows the skin to smooth out and prevents worsening of wrinkles over time.
At The Langdon Center in Guilford, BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments take only a few minutes to do and will relax the muscles that cause facial wrinkles for up to four months. Dr. Langdon is well-known for his gentle technique that minimizes bruising. You can even request an anesthetic (numbing) cream, which will make the treatment nearly painless! Results are visible within 7 days after treatment, and treatment.
What Areas Does Botox Treat?
- Frown lines (between your brows)
- Worry lines of forehead
- Sagging eye brow
- Crow’s feet wrinkles
- Smile Lines
Frequently Asked Questions
BOTOX® Cosmetic® primarily addresses lines in the skin known as “dynamic wrinkles,” which includes crow’s feet lines around the eyes and wrinkles visible while frowning, laughing or raising the eyebrows. These wrinkles are normally less noticeable when your face is relaxed. BOTOX® Cosmetic may also be used for vertical bands in the neck. It can even reduce “smoker’s lines” above the lip and help to lift the corners of the mouth.
Candidates generally range from the ages of 25 to 75, as wrinkles in people over 75 are considered “static” and will not improve as much when the skin relaxes. There are other procedures that target static wrinkles. Each patient is unique, however, and private consultations are recommended to determine the best and most effective treatment plan.
A small amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected with a fine needle into the targeted areas. The amount of liquid that enters the skin is very small, and patients experience only minimal discomfort in the form of a slight pinch. No anesthetic is necessary, and you can continue with your everyday activities immediately following the procedure.
The injection needle is very small, which normally avoids any significant discomfort. The pinching sensation experienced lasts only a short time, and you will return to your usual activities without any painful after effects.
Patients usually see the full effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments three to eight days following the procedure, although this may be hastened by contracting the facial muscles during the first hour after treatment. Results normally last for three to six months, and repeat treatments may result in longer-lasting effects.
After three to six months, the effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic gradually wear off and wrinkles reappear, though they oftenare not as deep or visible as they were prior to treatment. In order to sustain smooth skin and a youthful look, three to four injections are usually required over a one year period. By returning for repeat treatments, fewer injections may be required in the future to maintain young-looking skin.
No. Following treatment, patients usually return to their jobs and normal activities immediately. It is recommended, however, that you avoid exercise, heavy lifting and massaging the injected area for one day.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is sold by the area treated.
To learn more about the Botox Injections or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Langdon , please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at (203) 745-0340 . We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas.