Botox (Botulinum Toxin A) is a procedure used for treatment of facial lines and wrinkles. It has been used for other medical conditions for more than a decade and is a safe and effective way of treating aging skin. It is used to eliminate or reduce worry and frown lines, crow's feet, laugh lines and or wrinkles. The procedure works by physiologically weakening the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to expression lines. The contraction of those muscles is responsible for wrinkles. Botox works by blocking the impulse from the nerve to the facial muscles therefore relaxing them. This procedure will smooth the appearance of wrinkles and the benefits may last from three to six months.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can Botox be injected?
The most common areas for the use of Botox® are the frown lines between the eyebrows, the horizontal forehead lines, and the crow's feet. On occasion, other areas may be treated as well.

What is Botox?
Botox is a purified protein toxin produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria. Although Botox is a toxin, there have been no serious side effects. This is because, for the treatment described, it is used in extremely small amounts and does not spread throughout the body.

How is Botox Used?
A few drops of Botox are injected with a tiny needle into the muscle that creates a wrinkle. When Botox is injected into a muscle, it blocks the nerve impulse from reaching that area, and as a result, the muscle weakens. As the muscle weakens, the skin overlying the muscle relaxes and the wrinkles gradually soften and often disappear.

Is the Injection Painful?
When Botox is injected there is an initial minor sting for a few seconds. When the injection is complete, there is usually no discomfort.

Before & After

Before & After