BOTOX® is the most popular cosmetic treatment offered by cosmetic and plastic surgeons. Approved for use in more than 70 countries, this wrinkle-reducing injection has been used by over 7 million people in over 13 million treatment sessions.
By injecting BOTOX® into specific areas of the face, wrinkles are noticeable reduced for several months.
Is BOTOX® right for you?
We may recommend BOTOX® for you if you exhibit conditions such as:
- Frown lines
- Forehead wrinkles
- Crow’s feet
Aside from these cosmetic purposes, BOTOX® is used in several therapeutic treatments for conditions like muscle spasm and hyperhidrosis.
Your BOTOX® Procedure
If you visit our office for a BOTOX® treatment, here is what you can expect. We will evaluate your health, medical history, and areas of concern to determine if BOTOX® is appropriate for you. The doctor chooses the proper BOTOX® dose for your conditions. Topical anesthetic or ice is applied if necessary. BOTOX® is injected into small facial muscles that cause dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles caused by muscle action) After about 4 days, the muscles enter a temporary paralysis, causing your wrinkles to flatten out and become less noticeable.
After BOTOX® Treatment
You can return to your routine right away, but you should follow the instructions carefully. You may be advised to avoid alcohol and sun exposure for the first 24 hours, and remain upright for 4-6 hours after treatment. The results take effect 4 to 8 days after your visit and last 4 to 6 months.