Botulinum A Toxin (Botox) is a medicinal protein derived from the C.Botulinum bacteria. It has been safely used for many years in the treatment of eyelid spasm, eye muscle spasm that causes crossed eyes, correction of facial muscle imbalance, and neck muscle spasm. When injected in small doses, it works to temporarily (months) paralyze the affected muscle, and thereby softens the facial imbalance or releases the spasm.
More recently, BOTOX® Cosmetic is used to relax the active facial muscles that over time create seemingly indelible creases between the eyebrows, on the forehead and around the eyes. The same principles that make BOTOX® Cosmetic effective as a medical treatment make it effective as a cosmetic treatment. Injecting small amounts of BOTOX® Cosmetic into these active facial muscles results in localized paralysis and a smoother, more relaxed facial expression. Most commonly it is used in the upper face to eliminate frown lines and crow’s feet. You can expect the results from BOTOX® Cosmetic to last 3-5 months.
BOTOX® can also be used to create a subtle lifting of the brow which can delay or eliminate the need for browlift surgery.
Call for a consultation appointment today to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic