BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is a revolutionary approach to reversing the effects of facial wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkle lines such as crows feet, worry lines, and laugh lines are treated through the injection of botox into the tiny facial muscles that cause wrinkles.
To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to surgery. In addition, a complete examination of your face is made in order to decide the most effective injection sites. All issues and concerns will be discussed.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are performed without anesthesia because they are virtually painless. Only a very small sting is felt when the injections are made. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times per year to maintain 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 dramatic results. BOTOX® Cosmetic is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.
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® Cosmetic 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.