BOTOX® treatment is a revolutionary approach to reducing the appearance of 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 diminished with this procedure. Cosmetic denervation is the process of injecting BOTOX® into the tiny facial muscles that create the wrinkles.
BEFORE the procedure
To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to the procedure. In addition, a complete examination of your forehead and eyes is made in order to decide the most effective injection sites. All issues and concerns will be discussed. The areas that will be treated are noted and digital photographs are taken in order to determine the amount of improvement after the injections.
THE BOTOX® PROCEDURE
BOTOX® injections are performed without anesthesia because it is virtually painless. Only a very small sting is felt when the injections are made. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times per year to retain the effects. The results in patients over the age of 65 may not be as dramatic. BOTOX® is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.
POST Procedure INFORMATION
After the procedure patients may experience slight bruising around the injection sites that quickly fades. Normal activity can be resumed 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 all risks associated at the time of your consultation.