Botox® has been used since 1995 for wrinkle reduction. If people ask you why you look angry, sad, or tired all the time, you are ready for Botox®. Botox® is not a wrinkle cream or abrasion treatment. Botox® is a natural substance that is injected in very small doses directly into the muscle that controls the wrinkle. It is popular for the treatment of frown lines, crow's feet, or wrinkles around the eyes, and forehead lines. While Botox® needs to be injected every three to six months, the duration of treatment benefits increase over time so that fewer treatments are usually required in the future.
About the Procedure
Botox® is a simple and safe procedure. Using a tiny needle, a very small amount of Botox® is injected into locations on the face. Because the needle is so fine and only a small amount of liquid is used, the discomfort associated with the injections is minimal. No sedation or local anesthetic is needed, and you can resume normal activities immediately.
Q. How is Botox® administered?
Botox® is injected into the muscle using a very tiny needle similar to those used to inject insulin.
Q. How long does the effect last?
Your first treatment will usually last approximately three months. You will notice a gradual fading of its effects. At that time, you should return to the Skin & Vein Laser Clinic for your next treatment. As you continue to receive Botox® treatments, the effects last even longer, up to six to ten months.
Q. How long can I be treated with Botox®?
Treatment with Botox® can typically be repeated indefinitely.
Q. Will it radically change my appearance?
No. Expect a dramatic improvement in the appearance of your frown lines. Overall, you'll look more relaxed and refreshed but not like "you've had work done".
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