What it Treats: Expression Lines, i.e. Frown Lines, Forehead Lines, Crows Fee and Smile Lines.
How it Works: Botox Cosmetic is a nonsurgical treatment; it works by blocking nerve impulses into the injected muscles. This treatment works within 3-7 days after being injected.
Expected Office Experience: The procedure is very quick and generally takes about 15 minutes. Our physicians offer Botox Cosmetic daily in our office so scheduling the procedure is typically an easy experience. The Botox in injected using tiny needles into specific areas, based upon the facial muscles. We usually like to take a picture of you making expressions prior to your treatment and follow-up with you a week after to make sure you are happy with your treatment. At the time of your follow-up appointment, we will take another photo to make sure the procedure is working properly and that you are satisfied.
Expected Recovery: There is no recovery time with Botox Cosmetic. You can do this procedure on your lunch break and return to your normal activities. You should not rub or massage the treated area for 12 hours following the procedure. This is to keep the product from moving to another area. The most common side effect with Botox in temporary bruising at the injection site.
Length of Effect: Botox usually lasts 3-6 months and wears off over time. As it wears off, your muscle contractions return to normal. We recommend repeating the procedure as it wears off.