The cosmetic form of botulinum toxin usually referred to by its product brand name Botox® Cosmetic is a popular non-surgical injection that temporarily reduces or eliminates frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet near the eyes and thick bands in the neck.
Botox injections are a very quick, simple, and painless procedure that can take years off your appearance. Fine facial lines and wrinkles can develop on our forehead, glabella (the area between the eyebrows) and crow’s feet over time as a result of making the same expression over and over. When used as an aesthetic treatment you will notice the gradual softening of lines in the affected area and results typically last 3-5 months. Botox blocks the nerve impulses and temporarily relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles while giving the skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance. While every patient is unique, most people begin to notice the effects of Botox within 1-10 days.
No anesthesia is needed but we encourage our patients to ice the area to be treated moments prior to the injection to ensure that the treatment is pain-free. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately following their treatment, however; we do not recommend exercising or lifting 24 hours after Botox injections to ensure that the product does not migrate. Patients that take prescription blood thinners or Fish Oil, Vitamin E, or Aspirin on a regular basis may experience mild bruising which can quickly be resolved by applying Auriderm cream to the affected areas.
Moderate to Severe Frown Lines- When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. Your specialist will inject these muscles to help make frown lines temporarily look better.
Moderate to Severe Crow's Feet- When you squint or smile, the muscles around your eyes contract, causing crow’s feet. Your specialist will inject these muscles to help make crow’s feet temporarily look better.
Moderate to Severe Forehead Lines- When you raise your eyebrows, the muscles on your forehead contract, causing the skin to furrow and fold. Your specialist will inject these muscles to help make forehead lines temporarily look better.
TLC stands for tender loving care and we take great pride in meeting that expectation with our patients. We are technically proficient in many different areas of medicine, but what differentiates us from other medical practices is we truly care about the success of our patients. We take the time to listen and evaluate your situation and provide the best course of action for your life.