– Treatment Areas: Eyes and forehead. It is used to diminish the appearance of “crows feet” and “frown lines.”
– How it works: BOTOX® Cosmetic works by “relaxing” the muscles surround the treated area. The result is a smoother appearance of the skin in the treated area(s).
– The Procedure: BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable, prescription-strength medicine. The injection goes directly into the muscle of the area to be treated. The procedure is fast; it can usually be completed in about 10 minutes. Best of all, there’s no “down time” following a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment.
– Typical Treatment Course: Five injections
– Quick FAQs
Q. What causes crows feet and frown lines?
A. Crows feet and frown lines are often the result of years of muscles surrounding your eyes and forehead contracting due to repeated squinting and / or frowning.
Q. From what is BOTOX® Cosmetic made?
A. BOTOX® Cosmetic is made from the purified form of botulinum toxin, which comes from Clostridium botulinum; there is NO “generic” form of this. So, patients beware!
Q. How long before I see results from the BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment?
A. Many patients can see a visible difference 24 – 48 hours of being treated.
Q. How long does the BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment last?
A. The effects of the BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment last as long as four months.
Q. What does getting a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment feel like?
A. Many patients say it feels like a pinch.
Q. Will I be given an anesthetic?
A. Numbing agents are not commonly necessary but some providers may apply a topical medication to numb the area prior to treating it.
Q. What about the rumors of paralysis or not being able to move my face?
A. When BOTOX® Cosmetic is done properly by a licensed physician trained in how to do the procedure (like us!), it does NOT result in paralysis or the inability to make different expressions.