Botox® Cosmetic is a minimally invasive injectable medication that is FDA approved for the temporary improvement of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. Other areas that may be treated include the horizontal wrinkles on the forehead as well as crow’s feet around the eyes. Derived from botulinum toxin, the drug blocks nerve impulses and temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
The treatment is done in the office by our physicians. Most patients begin to notice the effect within three days, and the effect generally lasts three months. There is a small risk of bruising and mild swelling after treatment. Fine wrinkles may be softened or eliminated, while deeper wrinkles are generally softened.
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