Botox® Cosmetic

Botox Gross Pointe, MI

Botox Cosmetic is a safe, purified protein that relaxes overactive muscles when applied in low doses.  A reduction in expression lines can be achieved with a ten-minute treatment consisting of a few tiny injections. Discomfort is minimal or non-existent, and there is no downtime.

How it works?

Botox interrupts the normal transmission of signals between the nerves and the muscles, preventing the contraction of the muscles. The effects are cumulative, as botox diverts the muscles from their habitual, excessive wrinkle-inducing movements. This gives them a chance to relax, causing existing lines to soften, and preventing new lines from developing.

What does it treat?

Botox diminishes dynamic expression lines and works particularly well on frown lines between the brows, crow’s feet around the eyes, and also on lines across the forehead.

The Results

The results with botox become visible within two to seven days, but full effects can take up to 1 month. Botox lasts for about 4 months on average; therefore follow-up treatments are required in order to maintain the results.

Individuals in good health who wish to reduce fine lines and wrinkles are usually very suitable candidates for Botox treatments. At the Skin & Laser Center we customize treatment based on the desired aesthetic outcomes.

Ferrara Dermatology and the Skin & Laser Center of Grosse Pointe has been recognized by Allergan, the maker of Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, and SkinMedica as a Top 500 Injector which puts us in the top 2% of providers nationwide.  This is the highest recognition level in the Allergan Partner Privileges program. Expertise, experience, and excellent performance has contributed to achieving this distinguished elite and prestigious status.
All injections are performed by board certified dermatologists, Dr. Richard Ferrara and Dr. Katie Caretti, daily. We are very grateful to our clients for their growing support to put us in the top 2% of providers nationwide.