BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein that can temporarily reduce moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. Botox can also be used to treat crows feet, forehead lines and wrinkles, and several other lines and wrinkles on the lower face as well.
Lately Botox has been used in conjunction with fillers (ex. Juvederm, Radiesse) in order to enhance their effectiveness and prolong the duration.
The best candidates are patients between the ages of 18 and 65 years old. It works by blocking nerve impulses, which reduces the movement of those particular muscles. With less movement, the skin surface gradually smoothes out and the frown lines begin to fade.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a short and minimally invasive treatment that requires no downtime. During the procedure, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered by way of small injections directly into the muscles that cause the frown lines between the brows and above the brows as well as the crow’s feet around the eyes. It can also reduce lines on the forehead and the bunny lines on the nose.
Discomfort is minimal and brief and initial redness may occur near the injection sites. However, patients may return to their normal activities immediately following the treatment. Although individual results may vary, you can expect to see results just days after the treatment and the appearance of the area between your brows may continue to improve for up to one week. In fact, 89% of patients who received Botox treatment judged the appearance of their frown lines as improved one month after the treatment. The effect of each Botox treatment may last up to four months. After this time, another Botox treatment may be necessary.