Every day we make many different facial expressions, all of which are caused by the contraction of facial muscles. Over time, these repeated facial expressions can cause lines to form on the forehead and around the eyes, aging us beyond our years. BOTOX is a great treatment option to soften these lines for a younger, refreshed appearance. There is no surgery, anesthesia, or downtime required, so you can get back to your everyday activities right away!
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX is an injectable treatment used to soften the appearance of wrinkles and lines in the forehead and around the eyes. It is made up of botulinum toxin type A, which blocks nerve impulses to certain muscles, causing them to relax. This, in turn, reduces the look of dynamic wrinkles, which are wrinkles caused by repeated facial movements. BOTOX can be used to soften the look of:
- Crow’s feet
- Forehead creases
- Glabellar lines or the “11s” (between the eyebrows)
Who is a Good Candidate for BOTOX®?
Adults 18 years or older who wish to lessen the appearance of dynamic wrinkle lines can benefit from BOTOX injections. If you are physically healthy with a positive attitude and realistic expectations for your results, you are a great candidate!
Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have bleeding problems or have certain nerve conditions should not receive this treatment. Please contact our office today to schedule your consultation appointment.
What to Expect During BOTOX® Treatments?
Your dermatologist will inject the BOTOX using a small syringe at strategic points to achieve your desired outcome. The number of injections that you need will depend on your desired results. Treatment is quick, taking about 10 minutes to complete.
There is no downtime required following BOTOX injections, however, you will need to avoid exercise and other strenuous activities for the rest of the day. Patients may experience mild redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection sites, which will dissipate with time. Be sure not to massage or rub the treatment areas after injection, as it could cause the BOTOX to spread to another area of the face.
Final results are seen 3-7 days after treatment and will last anywhere from 3-4 months. To maintain your results, repeat treatments will be needed. Simply contact our office to schedule your return visit.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you interested in learning more about how BOTOX can turn back the clock on aging? If so, contact our office today to schedule your consultation with one of our dermatologists. Our team will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
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