Botox is an FDA-approved Neurotoxin that is used clinically to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Botox accomplishes this by blocking the nerve impulses that cause muscle movement. Skin naturally becomes less elastic over time, causing repeated frowning to result in the lines you see. A reduction in muscle contractions leads to a reduction in frown lines.
Am I a good candidate?
Botox is approved for anyone between the ages of 18 and 65. It is ideal for those seeking a cost-effective, quick treatment to achieve a rejuvenated look. Botox treats the following areas:
- Forehead creases
- Frown lines between your eyebrows
- Crow’s feet (wrinkles around your eyes)
What is treatment like?
The discomfort of receiving the injections is equivalent to that of a bug bite. Dr. Beaty will first apply topical numbing cream to your problem areas. Then he administers a few injections into the corresponding muscles. Botox is a quick, minimally invasive treatment requiring no downtime.
Where should I receive injections?
Dr. Beaty will help determine the appropriate areas for your injections. During your appointment, he will ask for your opinion and then offer recommendations based on the problem areas you mentioned. Botox is suitable for the forehead, glabella (between your eyebrows), and lateral orbits (beside your eyes). For patients seeking correction of other areas of the face, we recommend checking out our Fillers.
How soon will I see results?
Expect to see results within a couple of days after your treatment. Results may improve for up to a week and will last for up to four months. Ideally, patients should receive Botox every three to four months initially. Have you ever broken a bone? If so, you remember what it was like to have the cast removed and see that the muscles had atrophied. By temporarily suspending the movement in the areas where the fine lines and wrinkles are present, we will begin to see a natural decrease due to lack of movement.