Botox treatment is a proven and highly effective approach of reducing certain facial wrinkles. Crow’s feet, forehead, and glabellar wrinkles, commonly referred to as dynamic wrinkle lines are treatable with this procedure. Weakening these muscles of expression erases wrinkles without the loss of necessary facial muscle function.
To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to surgery. In addition, a complete examination of your faces is 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 and digital photographs are taken in order to determine the amount of improvement after surgery.
The Botox Procedure
Botox injections are performed without anesthesia because it is 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 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 as dramatic of results since their lines tend to be deeper and more established. Botox is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.
Patients occasionally experience slight bruising which 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 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.