Botox® Cosmetic treatment is a revolutionary approach to reversing the effects of facial wrinkles. Crows feet, worry lines, and laugh lines can all be things of the past, thanks to Botox. Referred to as dynamic wrinkle lines, these are all treatable with this procedure. Cosmetic denervation is the process of injecting Botox into the tiny facial muscles that create the wrinkles.
Botox is effective for treating the following areas…
- Frown lines (between eyebrows)
- Forehead lines
- Top of the nose (bunny lines)
- Eyebrows/hooded eyes
- Wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet)
- Under the eyes (tear trough)
- Lipstick lines (around the mouth)
- Chin (to prevent dimpling)
- Jawline & Neck
- Jaw Angle (teeth grinding, TMJ, or to slim face/masseter reduction)
To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to treatment. In addition, a complete examination of your eyes will be 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; often digital photographs are taken in order to determine the amount of improvement that will occur after treatment.
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The Botox® Cosmetic Procedure
Botox® Cosmetic injections are performed without anesthesia, because there is very little discomfort. 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 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 such dramatic results. Botox® Cosmetic 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 may involve 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.