The beauty of a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is that it’s a simple, 10-minute, non-surgical process. A few tiny njections, and within days there can be a noticeable improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between the brows that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary. And there’s no recovery time. You can even do it on your lunch break.
What to expect
- Several tiny injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic directly into the muscles that cause those moderate to severe frown lines between the brows.
- We will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The location, size, and use of the muscles that create a furrowed brow vary markedly among individuals.
- You can expect to be in and out of the office without downtime. You may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows within days. Improvement may continue for as long as 4 months.
What can Botox be used for?
Botox for Crows Feet
Because the wrinkles that form around the eyes are dynamic wrinkles, they are the most prevalent when moving and working the facial muscles. For this reason, Botox injections work well because Botox is a neuromodulator that prevents the muscle to which it is injected from contracting. When the muscles causing the crow’s feet cannot contract, the area remains smooth and practically wrinkle-free.
Botox Jaw Reduction
The masseter muscle is the muscle in the jaw responsible for the chewing process. It is also the muscle that commonly causes a person to have a large, square-shaped jaw. A patient looking to slim their jawline for a softer, more oval shape without undergoing a surgical procedure can actually have Botox injected into the masseter muscle to minimize the square-like appearance.
Botox for the Forehead
When we are surprised or upset, creases naturally appear on our forehead, but after years and years of these facial expressions, the lines become deeper and more noticeable. Over time, this causes deep lines and wrinkles to form. Botox is a neuromodulator that, when injected into the muscle beneath a wrinkle, causes the muscle to stop contracting. This relaxation of the muscle results in a smoother brow, free of wrinkles.
Highly effective in reducing the appearance of deep forehead furrows and lines, this neuromodulator can be injected into the forehead in a quick treatment session and results are visible within a week of treatment. Typical results last between four and six months, and the procedure can be repeated when results begin to wear off.
Botox for Frown Lines
Botulinum toxin type A is an injectable neuromodulator that is injected into the muscles underneath the desired area. It relaxes the muscle and relieves the tension that causes the deep frown lines and wrinkles that occur as we age as a result of our natural facial expressions. When injected into frown lines and 11’s, the lines smooth out, leaving an even, younger-looking brow area.
Botox Eyebrow Lift
Many patients would love to experience the results of a surgical eyebrow lift, but are reluctant to undergo surgery. For those patients, and patients who simply want a subtle result, a Botox eyebrow lift may be just the thing. The results of a noninvasive brow lift are subtler than the results of a surgical one and are very natural looking. The results are temporary, as with all neuromodulator procedures, but the Botox can be injected again when the results wear off in 4-6 months.
Botox for the Neck
Botox Cosmetic provides a non-surgical means of rejuvenating the aging neck. As we age, certain dynamic muscles in the neck can become more prominent, often causing wrinkles, lines, and an aged appearance. Fortunately, Botox can help relax these hyperactive muscles and give the neck a more youthful appearance.
Botox for Bunny Lines
Patients who are bothered by the deep bunny lines on their nose should schedule a consultation to see if Botox treatment can help. Onabotulinum toxin A is a neuromodulator that stops nerve impulses from contracting the muscles into which it is injected. When the doctor injects it into precise locations on and around the nose, the muscles causing the bunny lines will stop contracting, resulting in a smoother, more youthful look. For especially deep bunny lines, patients may experience optimal results through a combination of neuromodulator, laser, and facial filler treatments. Discuss your options during your consultation and we will develop a treatment plan customized to your unique needs.
Botox for Chin Dimples
Chin dimpling is usually caused by an overactive mentalis muscle. The mentalis is a muscle pair on the tip of the chin that helps control the movement of the lower lip. Patients with this kind of dimpling can often experience great improvement in the appearance of the chin with neuromodulator injections. Through the careful placement of the injections, the mentalis muscle can be calmed and relaxed to smooth out the dimpled area. Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin are neuromodulators that stop the receipt of nerve impulses to the muscle so that the muscle stops contracting. This causes the area to relax and the dimples to be less apparent. Patients with especially deep chin dimples and creases may experience optimal results from the injection of facial fillers or a combination of fillers and neuromodulators.
Botox for Under Arm Sweating
Botox injections are an effective nonsurgical method of treating excessive armpit sweating. When injected by a professional into the armpits, it blocks the sympathetic nerve signals that stimulate the excessive sweating. Botox for sweating is quick, performed in the office, and doesn’t even require the use of an anesthetic! Excessive armpit sweating is known as axillary hyperhidrosis and affects about 1% of the population. Hyperhidrosis in the armpits results in extreme sweat under the arms that often drips and does not respond to traditional antiperspirants. Patients with this condition produce sweat in the armpits with even the slightest activity and often while at rest.
Botox for Sweating Hands
Palmar hyperhidrosis, or sweaty palms, is the most prevalent type of excessive sweating condition. Many patients start experiencing the symptoms of palmar hyperhidrosis during childhood, with the sweat often occurring to the point of dripping down the hands. Often embarrassing and having a negative affect on self-confidence, sweaty palms can be easily treated with Botox injections. Just as neuromodulators stop the nerve signals that produce sweat in the armpits, it can do the same in the hands. The doctor will use a temporary nerve block for sweaty palm injections to minimize any discomfort, but the procedure is quick and the patient can return to their normal routine immediately after treatment.
Botox for Sweating Feet
Excessively sweaty feet, or plantar hyperhidrosis, often accompany palm sweating. Unfortunately, too much sweat on the feet can cause other health problems like fungal infection and foot odor, not to mention make it difficult to wear certain types of footwear. Neuromodulator injections in the feet can reduce the amount of sweating the patient experiences, prevent fungal foot infections, and improve overall quality of life.
What is Botox Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people from 18 to 65 years of age. It is the only treatment of its type approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within days there’s a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause those frown lines between the brows to form over time.
Side Effects to Botox
Do not use BOTOX® Cosmetic if you:
- Have an infection where BOTOX® Cosmetic will be injected
- Are allergic to any of the ingredients in BOTOX® Cosmetic
- Are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
Can any of my medicines interact with BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Be sure that your doctor knows the names of all the medicines you are using, including:
- Antibiotics used to treat infections, such as gentamicin, tobramycin, clindamycin, and lincomycin
- Medicines used to treat heart rhythm problems, such as quinidine
- Medicines used to treat different conditions, such as myasthenia gravis or Alzheimer’s disease