BOTOX® treatment is a revolutionary approach to reversing the appearance of crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles and frown lines.These are referred to as dynamic wrinkle lines which can be softened or eliminated with Botox® injections.
How does Botox® work?
Botox® is an FDA approved neuromodulator used to block nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity in the forehead, around the eyes and between the eyebrows to diminish “crow’s feet” and “laugh lines.”
What can I expect in a Botox® appointment?
Your provider will spend time determining the appropriate amount of Botox®needed along with the proper placement to achieve a natural and youthful appearance. A numbing cream may be applied to the site of injection to prevent any pain you may experience.
The procedure is well tolerated with minimal downtime. Ice packs are typically applied to the injection sites. Patients are advised not to lie down flat for 4 hours or fly in an airplane for 24 hours.
Afterwards, ice packs will be applied to the injection sites. You will be advised not to lie down flat for 4 hours or fly in an airplane for 24 hours.
How long until I see results from Botox®?
The results can take up to 2 weeks to meet your desired appearance.
How long does Botox® last?
Botox® may last up to 6 months but varies with each patient. If you’re using Botox® for preventative maintenance, its best to have injections every 4-6 months.
Is Botox® right for me?
Before getting treatment tell your health professional about any of the following conditions:
- ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
- Myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome
- Allergies to any botulinum toxin product.
- Had any side effect from any botulinum toxin product in the past.
- A breathing problem, such as asthma or emphysema.
- Swallowing problems.
- Bleeding problems.
- Plans to have surgery.
- Had surgery on your face.
- Weakness of your forehead muscles, such as trouble raising your eyebrows.
- Drooping eyelids.
- Any other change in the way your face normally looks.
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Botox® or Botox® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby.
- Been breast-feeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Botox® or Botox® Cosmetic passes into breast milk.