BOTOX is a novel treatment derived from bacteria. Know as either BOTOX or Botulinum Toxin Type A, the brand name BOTOX is produced in controlled laboratory conditions and given in extremely small therapeutic doses. Our patients use BOTOX to help erase frown lines, crow's feet, and forehead lines. This treatment is quite popular and, when used in combination with other rejuvenation treatments, is very successful.

BOTOX has been used since 1995 for wrinkle reduction. If people ask you why you look angry, sad, or tired all the time, you are ready for BOTOX. BOTOX is not a wrinkle cream or abrasion treatment. BOTOX is a natural substance that is injected in very small doses directly into the muscle that controls the wrinkle. BOTOX injections have been used safely since 1995. Each year, thousands of patients receive BOTOX for a variety of aesthetic conditions. It is popular for the treatment of frown lines, crow's feet, or wrinkles around the eyes, and forehead lines. While BOTOX needs to be injected every three to six months, the duration of treatment benefits increase over time so that fewer treatments are usually required in the future.


About the Procedure

BOTOX is a simple and safe procedure. Using a tiny needle, a very small amount of BOTOX is injected into locations on the face. Because the needle is so fine and only a small amount of liquid is used, the discomfort associated with the injections is minimal. Most patients compare the sensation to a bug bite. No sedation or local anesthetic is needed, and you can resume normal activities immediately. You can even drive yourself home or back to the office.



How is BOTOX administered?

BOTOX is injected into the muscle using a very tiny needle similar to those used to inject insulin.

How long does the effect last?

Given its unique mechanism of action, BOTOX offers sustained benefits, dose after dose, over the course of long-term treatment. Your first treatment will usually last approximately three months. You will notice a gradual fading of its effects. At that time, you should return for your next treatment. As you continue to receive BOTOX treatments, the effects last even longer, up to six to eight months. The degree of relief and duration of effect varies from person to person.

How long can I be treated with BOTOX?

Treatment with BOTOX can typically be repeated indefinitely.

Pre-and Post-Treatment

There are really no pre-treatment requirements. However, after your treatment, we request that you move the treated muscles frequently and not lie flat on your back for four hours.

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