For the treatment of lines and wrinkles on the uppermost third of the face, BOTOX has been a go-to treatment of dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons for almost 30 years and improved the appearance of countless women and men.
BOTOX is a safe and effective form of Botulinum Toxin A. It is FDA-approved to assist in the removal of glabellar lines, which are lines that form the shape of an “11” between the eyes. In addition, BOTOX is also approved to address the appearance of horizontal lines in the forehead, bridge of the nose, and the deep creases that form in the neck, often referred to as “turkey neck.”
When BOTOX is injected into the affected area, it works by “turning off” the nerves that allow your face to move in the specific way that causes the wrinkles. If constant frowning, squinting, or furrowing of the brow causes your lines, BOTOX can stop that particular movement from happening.
For example, “Frown lines” are a very common side effect of recurrent frowning, and may even appear as a constant expression on your face as a result of age and stress.
BOTOX gets rid of frown lines in a safe and specific way without affecting your face’s ability to move in other natural ways, such as raising your eyebrows when surprised. With the problematic nerves turned off, the expression that creates the wrinkles will cease and the wrinkles will become less visible.
Frown lines are also a good example of what causes persistent, chronic lines that never seem to get any better. After frowning enough times, the muscles that create the frown expression become overlarge and tight, producing the appearance of the a chronic frown.
The effects of a single BOTOX injection appear after 3 to 7 days and last for between 3 and 4 months. In time and with subsequent injections of BOTOX, the overactive muscles of the face that create the appearance of chronic frowning will be able to relax and atrophy (meaning get smaller), creating an even smoother, more even appearance to your facial structure.
And no more frown lines!
Your doctor may recommend receiving BOTOX injections at regular intervals to obtain the most pronounced and lasting results. BOTOX is also an excellent complement to other facial procedures such as laser treatments, dermal fillers, and chemical skin peels, for an altogether clear, radiant, and youthful appearance.
Side effects from BOTOX are minimal and rare. The most common is some minor soreness or bruising at the injection site. Other side effects, which are quite rare, include a headache and a possible weakness in adjacent muscles, which can result in drooping of an eyebrow or eyelid. The patient must resist pressing or massaging the affected area.
All side effects generally last no more than 1 to 2 days. After your procedure, you will most likely be able to return to work immediately, and it is safe to use makeup on your face after it has just undergone a BOTOX procedure.
To learn if BOTOX is the time-tested, FDA-approved, and effective treatment you need for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the uppermost third of your face, call us today.