Botox is one of the only approved procedures to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet in adults. Botox is one of the most widely researched treatment of its kind. Botox has more than 15 years of clinical studies backing its claims. Botox has tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein, derived from, Clostridium botulinum.
Botox Cosmetic focuses on treating on the sole causes of frown lines and crow’s feet – the facial muscles. Your certified specialist will inject the muscles affected by the constant contractions with Botox to temporarily reduce muscle activity, which will result in the smoothening of different lines.
Why do wrinkles occur? Wrinkles can occur due to many factors including cellular changes, collagen reduction, and free radical sun damage, but also constant muscle contractions.
Botox treatments are usually a quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime. You may notice results within 24 to 48 hours; lasting up to 4 months for moderate or severe frown lines.
Patients who receive Botox have reported that the injections feel like a pinch. The smoothening of frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines may take place within 24-48 hours; results may last up to 4 months for severe cases. Botox treatments have very minimal downtime; you will be able to go about your daily routine immediately after your procedure!
Botox is not a permanent treatment. If treatment is discontinued, moderate to severe frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet may return.
Botox Treatment Areas
- Wrinkles near the eyes, also known as “crow’s feet”
- Wrinkles across the neck. “Platysmal bands”
- Glabellar lines, or wrinkles between the eyebrows
- ‘Smoker’s’ lines, wrinkles around the mouth (you do not need to smoke to have these lines)
- ‘Bunny Lines’, also referred to as the wrinkles near the nose
- Excessive sweating from the underarms, feets, and/or hands, ‘Hyperhydrosis’