Botox: Wrinkle Relief

After years of sun, squinting, laughing, frowning, smoking, and worrying, the skin around the eyes and on the forehead will often develop deep lines and wrinkles called “expression lines.” A frequent concern is that they often make you look older, tired, or stressed. Until recently, these advanced furrows have been difficult to treat. Now, by utilizing this FDA approved muscle-relaxing agent, expression lines can be significantly reduced.

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After years of sun, squinting, laughing, frowning, smoking, and worrying, the skin around the eyes and on the forehead will often develop deep lines and wrinkles called ?expression lines.? A frequent concern is that they often make you look older, tired, or stressed. Until recently, these advanced furrows have been difficult to treat. Now, by utilizing this FDA approved muscle-relaxing agent, expression lines can be significantly reduced.

"My friends comment on how much younger and more refreshed I look!"

Botox uses:

  • Wrinkles of the Face
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Frown and Worry Lines
  • Drooping Brow – Brow Lift
  • Bunny Lines of the Nose
  • Excessive Sweating

What is treatment like?

With a very fine needle, BOTOX is injected into the specific muscle that is contracting and causing the lines and wrinkles on the face. Treatment is effective, safe, and takes approximately 10 minutes. The pain is a minimal ?pin prick? and no anesthetic is required. Immediately following treatment you may resume regular activities.

How long does a BOTOX treatment last?

The effects usually last 3 to 4 months, and fade away gradually. Following several treatments, the results may last 4 to 8 months or longer. BOTOX offers extended relief over the course of long-term treatment.

Are there any possible side effects?

Side effects of BOTOX, if any, are usually mild and temporary. Botulinum toxins contain proteins, which in some circumstances may be naturally safeguarded against by the body?s ability to produce antibodies. If antibodies are formed, the therapy will generate a lesser response. Temporary bruising is sometimes experienced, though this symptom resolves itself within 2 to 3 days.  In rare cases, there can be a slight drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of expression. If this should happen return to our office.

What type of results will I see?

Typically, the effect of BOTOX is visible within 3 days. Maximum benefits are reached between 10 to 14 days. Once the muscle becomes dormant and the skin softens, you will have a more relaxed and youthful appearance. BOTOX treatments are not a substitute for the results achieved with a facelift. The optimum appearance may be achieved with BOTOX therapy in conjunction with a facelift, laser resurfacing, and skin rejuvenation.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent derived from the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum. For over a decade ophthalmologists have applied BOTOX for it?s original intention, the treatment of blepharospasm. Physicians have utilized BOTOX for years as a cosmetic treatment to correct visible signs of stress and aging.

How does BOTOX work?

The contractions and movements of the facial muscles are controlled by signals from the brain. BOTOX simple prevents the muscle from allowing responses to these messages. As a result, the muscle relaxes and the overlying skin remains unwrinkled and smooth.