What Is Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetic is the only FDA approved treatment that temporarily improves the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines around the eyes in adults.
Is It Safe?
Botox® treatment has been permitted for use in over 78 countries after being evaluated for safety and effectiveness in clinical trials sponsored by Allergan. As one of the most studied treatments of aesthetic deficiencies and positively reviewed products in medical journals, almost 11 million vials of Botox® have been sold since coming on the market in 2002.
How Does Botox® Work?
The number one selling treatment of its kind, Botox® Cosmetic visibly smooths lines by targeting the facial muscles that help create them. Frown lines and crow’s feet appear after years of repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting. When Botox® Cosmetic is injected, the treatment temporarily reduces the activity of muscles around the eyes and in the forehead, resulting in a reduction in the appearance crow’s feet and frown lines. Your doctor will inject the muscle that frames the side of your eye in three places for crow’s feet and five areas to treat frown lines in the forehead. You should not lose the ability to show expression.
Your treatment goals are important. We will take the time to discuss these with you and then determine the best treatment plan for you. The process is completed within 10 minutes. Patients need minimal time to recover and have a very small chance of bruising at the injection site. Any swelling or redness should disappear within 15 minutes after the treatment is administered. You will be able to resume your normal routine activity immediately after leaving our office. Some patients begin seeing results between 24 and 48 hours of treatment, but most can expect to notice a significant visual difference in three days. One round of injections will keep your lines smoothed for up to four months.