Botox® is botulinum toxin. It paralyzes specific facial muscles, immobilizing the muscle for three to five months. As a result of the muscle not moving, the skin lying on top of the muscle relaxes and wrinkles fade. The effect is a rested and more youthful appearance. Over several months as the muscle action gradually returns and lines reappear, a simple follow up skin care treatment is all that is necessary to regain the desired result. Botox is a non-surgical skin care treatment performed in our office. It takes only minutes to perform the injections, and usually brings results within 72 hours.
Botox injections are a great way to eliminate or reduce wrinkles and frown lines. The areas frequently treated are the forehead, the lines between the eyebrows, and the crow’s feet around the eyes. These lines can make you appear older, tired, and angry. It is also useful in some migraine patients to help reduce headaches. Squinting in the sun can make wrinkles worse, Botox can help.