Botox treatment is delivered through a series of precise and formulated injection points. Use ultra-fine needles to apply the product to the face. They are designed to reduce injection pain and make your treatment as comfortable and stress-free as possible. However, upon request, I provide my patients with anesthesia cream. Some of the most popular areas for Botox treatment are:
Between the eyebrows (“Eleven”) refers to the small area of the forehead between the eyebrows. Because we use this muscle so often to create expressions, it may mean that some of our most visible wrinkles and ridges form in this area. Relaxing the muscles and tension in this area can significantly reduce lines and soften your facial features.
Often treated in conjunction with the glabella and crow’s feet, the forehead is a problem area for many people. As we age, the facial muscles and fatty deposits on our face move and migrate down, making us look older, tired and sad. A small amount of Botox in the area can help lift the brow line and reduce the weight that pulls down facial features.
Crow’s feet are formed at the corners of the eyes and are usually an annoyance for our patients. While in some cases we can get rid of these fine lines completely, most people will – at least – notice a softer, younger-looking appearance around the eyes after Botox.
Are there any possible side effects of cosmetic Botox?
Botox is considered less risky than cosmetic surgery. However, you may experience temporary muscle weakness or paralysis near the injection site, which may lead to drooping eyelids or eyebrows, diplopia, or asymmetric facial features. Temporary loss of facial expression is common. Larger doses and less experienced doctors are more likely to have side effects. As with any injection, Botox can cause redness, bruising, mild swelling, and pain. Allergic reactions – characterized by itching, rash, wheezing and asthma-like symptoms – are possible.
Results vary, but results usually last four to six months. At this point, if wrinkles reappear, another Botox course is required. Fine lines and wrinkles often become less noticeable over time as muscles are trained to relax and stop contracting.
Botox will not completely eliminate wrinkles. It should only be used as a temporary solution to the problem.