What is Botox®?

Botox® is an FDA approved medication that is used to weaken muscles under the skin of the face and neck. This results in smoothing of the facial wrinkles. Discomfort associated with Botox® treatment is minimal. For some patients we use a topical anesthetic cream and ice packs to further minimize the discomfort. After the injections, there is usually no discomfort. Most people can return to work the same day.

What areas of the face can be treated with Botox®?

The following areas are commonly treated with Botox® :

  • frown lines between the eyebrows
  • forehead creases
  • wrinkles on the outer sides of the eyes, “crow’s feet”
  • Neck bands ( platysmal bands)
  • Botox® can also be used to change the shape and position of eye brows.

How soon will I see the results and how long will they last?

You will start noticing smoothing of the wrinkles after 3-7 days. The results last on the average of about 4 months. After 3 or 4 sessions of Botox® treatment, the muscles will atrophy, which will allow for longer lasting results.

During your consultation, we will carefully evaluate your facial skin quality, position of the eyebrows, as well as activity of facial muscles. Based on your goals and your anatomy, we will recommend a treatment plan.