Botox® Cosmetic

Our Providers can customize your treatment to meet your cosmetic needs. Years of squinting, laughing, frowning, and worrying can lead to deep wrinkles around your forehead, eyes and lips. Botox® can significantly reduce or even eliminate these lines in as little as 3 days, with maximum benefits seen within 10-14 days. Treatments often last 3 to 4 months.

How Does Botox Work?

Botox and Xeomin block signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle can no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. It is most often used on forehead lines, crow's feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines. Wrinkles caused by sun damage and gravity will not respond to Botox or Xeomin.

How Is the Procedure Performed?

The procedure takes only a few minutes and no anesthesia is required. Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. It generally takes three to seven days to take full effect. Blood thinning medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory medications can be stopped two weeks before treatment as well in order to reduce bruising. Please first check with your doctor before stopping these medications.

How Long Does Botox Last?

The effects can vary, but typically last three months. As muscle action gradually returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to re-appear and wrinkles need to be re-treated. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.

What Are the Side Effects?

Temporary bruising is the most common side effect. Headaches, which resolve in 24-48 hours, can occur, but this is rare. A small percentage of patients may develop eyelid drooping. This usually resolves in three weeks. This development is usually caused by migration and for this reason, you shouldn't rub the treated area for 12 hours after injection or lay down for four hours.

Who Should Not Receive Botox?

Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a neurological disease should not use Botox. Since Botox doesn't work for all wrinkles, a consultation with a doctor is recommended.