Minimally invasive facial rejuvenation with BOTOX® is an excellent choice for many patients, including younger patients who do not need blepharoplasty surgery. BOTOX® can help reduce wrinkles, especially in the area between the eyebrows, on the forehead and around the eyes.
BOTOX® is the brand name for botulinum toxin type A, a focal muscle-relaxing agent approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1989. BOTOX® relaxes the overactive muscles that cause frown lines and laugh lines yielding a more refreshed look without a major surgical procedure.
A 10 minute treatment involves injecting a very small dose of the toxin directly into the specific muscles which causes the unwanted lines of expression. This toxin safely paralyzes the isolated muscles. Following the injection, it can take from three to fourteen days to achieve the maximal results. The paralysis lasts from two to five months and can yield very dramatic results. Treatment is simple and non-surgical. However, to maintain the effect, the injections must be repeated.
Benefits of BOTOX®:
- There is no recovery time from BOTOX® injections and you may return to normal activities immediately.
- BOTOX® does not cause systemic internal side effects and you can keep getting “de-wrinkled” for the rest of your life.
- BOTOX® is the most studied brand of botulinum toxins and has been used to treat over 1 million patients worldwide for more than 15 years.