With BOTOX® Cosmetics, we are able to offer our patients a highly effective, non-surgical treatment that can noticeably enhance their smiles by diminishing the facial lines and wrinkles most commonly associated with aging. After injecting a small amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic into the facial muscles responsible for creating them, a patient’s crow’s feet, worry lines and laugh lines can all be considerably reduced after just one treatment.
To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to treatment. In addition, a complete examination is made in order to decide the most effective injection sites. All issues and concerns will be discussed.
The areas that will be treated are marked and digital photographs are taken in order to assess the amount of improvement after treatment.
The BOTOX® Procedure
BOTOX® injections are performed without anesthesia because it is virtually painless. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times per year to retain the effects. Research has suggested, however, that long term use of the injections leads to a longer duration of each treatment’s effect. Patients over the age of 65 may not experience as dramatic of results. Botox is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.
After the procedure, patients may experience slight bruising around the area that quickly fades. Normal activities can be performed immediately. Possible side effects are temporary weakness of nearby muscles or in rare cases an eyelid may droop. BOTOX® is completely reversible so any side effect is only a temporary condition. The doctor will explain all risks associated at the time of your consultation.