BOTOX® treatment is an approach to reversing the affects facial wrinkles. Crow’s feet, worry lines and laugh lines can all be a thing of the past. These are referred to as dynamic wrinkle lines and all are treatable with this procedure. Chemical denervation is the process of injecting BOTOX® into the tiny facial muscles that create the wrinkles.
To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to surgery. An examination of your face and your concerns will be discussed to determine if BOTOX® will improve the areas you want to change.
The BOTOX® Procedure
The BOTOX® injections sting and burn when given but dissipate quickly. 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. BOTOX® is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.
Post Treatment Information
After the treatment patients may experience slight bruising around the area that 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 common risks associated at the time of your consultation. BOTOX® is an extremely safe, and predictable treatment.