Worried about your worry lines? Frowning at your frown lines?
If you’re ready to smooth your worry lines, the dreaded “11s” (frown lines between your eyebrows), or the fine lines around your mouth and eyes, Botox is a great option for you. Cosmetic injections, like Botox, not only smooth out those wrinkles, they can help prevent them from starting or becoming worse over time.
What is BOTOX?
Botox is a prescription injection used to treat permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin that are formed by the continual contraction of facial muscles. BOTOX Cosmetic is used to treat the following:
- Forehead furrows
- Frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Skin bands on the neck
How does BOTOX work?
Although originally approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of eye and muscle spasms, BOTOX Cosmetic was quickly recognized for its cosmetic value. Properly placed injections of BOTOX Cosmetic block nerve impulses sent to muscles, weakening them to the point where they cannot contract, and temporarily eliminating moderately severe furrows and lines.
Will BOTOX prevent wrinkles?
Most patients receiving BOTOX treatments are between 30 and 60 years old, and it is very effective at smoothing out existing fine lines and helping prevent further lines from developing.
Increasingly we are seeing patients in their mid-late 20s seeking BOTOX treatment to prevent wrinkles from forming. Because Botox prevents the flexing of muscles that eventually cause wrinkling, it can be effective on the forehead and around the eyes as a preventative treatment.
How long does BOTOX work?
Botox and other botulinum toxin A injections last for about four to six months. Typically patients will have longer-lasting results for the first few treatments (6 months or longer) and then come back for touch-ups every 4-5 months.
Does BOTOX cause side effects?
Any cosmetic injection treatment, including Botox, has potential side effects. Dr. Purewal will take time to talk with you about any potential side effects before you determine whether BOTOX injections are right for you.
Are patients typically happy with their results?
Yes. It’s important to understand that you aren’t going to get facelift results from a non-surgical treatment such as Botox. However, many of our patients choose a combination of treatments, such as Botox + dermal fillers + photofacials, that can help rejuvenate skin and restore a youthful appearance.