Botox® is extremely popular for lines caused by the movement of underlying muscles. It 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 full effect is seen in two weeks and generally lasts three months.
There is a small risk of bruising and mild swelling after treatment. Fine wrinkles are eliminated, while deeper wrinkles are generally softened. These injections are done by our surgeons.