When you smile, laugh, frown, or look puzzled, you contract the muscles of your face. Over time, these contractions produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired. BOTOX® treatments can not only prevent you from deepening these lines during natural facial movements, they can also erase these signs of aging, leaving you looking younger and more refreshed.
Quick, safe and effective, BOTOX® reduces or eliminates facial lines and wrinkles for up to six months with no downtime and little to no discomfort. Through a series of tiny injections, BOTOX® gives you a rejuvenated look by smoothing crow’s feet beneath the eyes, frown lines between the eyebrows, horizontal lines across the forehead, worry lines around the mouth, and lines on the neck.
In addition to smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, BOTOX® may be useful for treating migraine headaches, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), chronic back and jaw pain, muscle spasms, and even depression.
HOW DOES BOTOX® WORK?
BOTOX® mimics one of the proteins in the nerve-muscle complex so when injected, it binds to a receptor causing the muscle to ignore the signals from the nerve. So when your brain tells the muscle to contract, the muscle cannot respond. Remember, the amount of BOTOX® that is required for cosmetic purposes is very low, making it an extremely safe treatment and earning it the highest rating of satisfaction among all cosmetic procedures.
HOW LONG DOES BOTOX® LAST?
The effects of BOTOX® last an average of four months. However, we find that with repeat injections, it can last much longer. Even if you only choose to have the injections once or twice a year, it still “buys you wrinkle-free time”. What does this mean? Well, say that BOTOX® relaxes the muscle for 6 months, but you only inject it once a year. After 10 years, your wrinkles will still be 5 years younger! With regular injections, even deep frown lines can disappear completely. There is a reason why BOTOX® is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States with nearly 3 million people receiving injections every year.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING BOTOX® TREATMENT?
Using a very fine needle, one of our expert providers will inject BOTOX® into designated muscles in your face that are creating lines and wrinkles. You may experience brief, mild discomfort during the injection, but you can be assured that the treatment is very safe and effective. Taking only a few minutes, BOTOX® treatment requires no anesthetic and recovery is immediate, allowing you to return to work and resume your normal daily activities that same day.