The onset of forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet and frown lines are a common problem for men and women as they age. Though these lines and wrinkles are just reminders of your maturity and wisdom, they can also make you appear tired and even angry. One way we treat these problem areas is with Botox, which is a quick and virtually painless treatment that can help you to look rested and rejuvenated.
Botox is a purified protein that can relax the muscles into which it is injected. This relaxation may be partial or complete, depending on the amount of Botox used and on the relative strength of the muscle into which it is injected. The relaxation produced by Botox is temporary and will gradually fade as the treated muscle will gradually ‘wake up’ over time.
Botox is used for the prevention of lines as well as treating moderate to severe lines in the following areas:
Treatment takes about ten minutes and is done through a series of tiny injections – no anesthetic is required. In general, no recovery time is needed. You will be instructed not to rub the treated area for a couple of hours after the treatment.
You can expect to see the results within four to seven days after your treatment, and the appearance of the area may continue to improve for up to a month or so. We usually suggest a re-treatment in about three to four months.