BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet wrinkles around the eyes and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.
Botox works by temporarily relaxing the muscles that lead to the appearance of wrinkling. It will work in what are called dynamic wrinkles, which are caused when facial muscles contract under skin that is becoming looser due to aging.
Botox has been FDA approved for crow’s feet on the side of the eyes as well as frown lines between the brow but also has other off label uses in other facial wrinkles. Talk to your doctor if you are interested in this very effective therapy.
Q: Is it painful?
A: No the injections are not typically painful.
Q: How long does the effect last?
A: The first treatment typically has a shorter duration of effect, lasting about 3 months. Follow up treatments can last longer up to 5 months. The average duration is 4 months.
Q: Is there anything to avoid immediately after treatments?
A: Yes patients should avoid touching the area of injections and laying down and heavy exercise for 4 hours.
“Botox® can improve your appearance by decreasing the appearance of facial wrinkles. Why look angry when you’re not?”
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