Have the lines around your eyes and on your forehead been growing deeper?
Do you have a furrow between your eyebrows making you look severe or angry?
Are you developing bands in your neck?
Botox treatments are used to reduce and eliminate your facial creases, forehead lines and wrinkles, furrowing between your brows, and lines around your eyes (“crow’s feet“). You are welcome to arrange a Botox consultation with one of our aesthetic injectors, who will answer your questions and advise you in choosing a treatment plan. On your first visit you will also meet with our plastic surgeon, Dr. Bowman, who will review your medical history and have a complete discussion of indications and possible side effects. It is usually possible to have the consultation and your treatment during the same visit.
Botox is made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum which, in very dilute quantities, has been safely used for over a decade to treat many medical problems. The muscles of facial expression are connected to the skin that overlies them. After years of smiling and squinting, your muscle movement creates permanently indented lines and creases. By deactivating the superficial muscles attached to your skin, these wrinkles “relax” and soften. Also, the formation of new wrinkles is prevented. When the muscles that pull the brow down are treated with Botox, people usually feel like they have achieved a “brow lift” without invasive surgery.
Removal or softening of your frown lines is a simple procedure. A tiny amount of Botox is injected into the muscles that create wrinkles. Because the needle is so fine and only a small amount of liquid is used, the discomfort associated with the procedure is minimal. Ice packs or topical anesthetic creams used before your treatment will decrease the discomfort associated with the injections. You will be able to resume your daily activities immediately after the treatment, and you’ll be instructed not to massage the area treated. It usually takes five to seven days for patients to see the full treatment results.
Results generally last from four to six months. After subsequent treatments, effects can become longer lasting, even permanent in some people.