BOTOX® is an injection that temporarily relaxes facial muscles to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and best of all, prevent new lines from forming.
Common injection sites include the forehead, the area between the eyebrows, the corners of the eyes, and the sides of the chin. BOTOX® can also be used for a wide variety of other conditions, including migraines, excessive sweating, and psoriasis.
BOTOX® usually treats:
Existing facial lines caused by repetitive muscle movement
BOTOX® may also prevent new lines from forming. Common injection sites for addressing wrinkles and lines are: glabella (region between eyebrows), forehead, outer corners of eyes (crow’s feet), sides of mid-chin (for a down-turned mouth), neck (for neck bands or visible cords).
BOTOX® injections are very popular for the treatment of certain facial wrinkles, including the frown lines, forehead creases, and unlike fillers, BOTOX® acts by paralyzing the affected muscles. BOTOX® is non-surgical, is relatively painless, and there is no anesthesia required. Effects are dramatic, and in some cases it may also help ease or eliminate tension headaches.
BOTOX® is administered in a very diluted form using fine needle injections. The onset of action is not immediate, but can take up to 10 days. The duration lasts about 3-4 months, but repeated injections may prolong the duration.
After the BOTOX® injections, one can return to work immediately. It is important not to lie down for at least 4 hours after the injections.
The effect of BOTOX® is quite dramatic in minimizing or eliminating facial creases, especially considering that no surgery is done. There is evidence to suggest that with repeated injections over time the effect may last longer.