What causes frown lines between the brows?
Wrinkles are natural consequences of aging and can make us look older than we feel. They ultimately result from muscle movement over time, combined with the progressive loss of collagen and skin elasticity as we age.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Botox® Cosmetic is a purified protein concentrate produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria that is injected into facial lines to alleviate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The process takes approximately 10 minutes, and there is no down time involved.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
BOTOX ® Cosmetic works by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to the injected muscles. It sounds scary – but is totally safe! The injection reduces muscle activity that is responsible for the formation of frown lines. Not only does this process soften wrinkles, but also prevents them from getting worse.
How soon after treatment will I see results?
You may notice some change approximately 3 days after your initial injection. Frown lines will continue to improve for up to a month, and results can last for up to 4 months.
What are the side effects of this treatment?
Side effects from BOTOX ® are rare. Dr. Wayne Smith is extremely well versed in Botox® injection and has been using the product for many years. Some patients may experience mild bruising, or temporary drooping of the eyelid. These side effects disappear within two to three days following the procedure.
How can I be sure I’m getting authentic BOTOX® Cosmetic?
Only licensed and trained healthcare professionals have the necessary experience to administer BOTOX® Cosmetic. Allergan, the maker of BOTOX®, is the only source to purchase the product.
What happens if I discontinue my treatment?
If you discontinue your treatment, the frown lines will gradually return to the condition they were before treatment.
Before and after Botox® injection