Facial lines, or expression lines, can often be misinterpreted as anger, anxiety, fatigue, melancholia or simply aging. These lines often show up as horizontal lines in the forehead, creases between the eyes, or crows’ feet around the eyes. When lines are caused by facial expression, a facelift and laser resurfacing will only provide some improvement. BOTOX® Cosmetic therapy can provide additional correction.
More and more individuals are aware of the use of BOTOX® Cosmetic to treat facial wrinkles. In fact, according to national statistics, BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure. The procedure consists of injecting small amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscles causing the facial lines. The BOTOX® Cosmetic essentially immobilizes the muscle so it can't create the lines anymore. It is important to have a doctor perform BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. The selection of injection locations is very important in order to achieve the optimal result and to avoid complications.
This procedure is done in the office and is well tolerated with just a short pre-treatment with an ice pack or numbing cream applied to the site. No recovery is required and results are obtained with 3 to 5 days. Results last 3 to 6 months, and injections can be repeated indefinitely. Results may last longer with repeated injections.