Botox® is injected into specific areas and creates temporary loss of muscle tone, resulting in a reduction of the lines of the upper face and forehead, and the deep furrows between the eyebrows to produce a pleasing effect. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, allowing normal facial expression to be unaffected.
Botox® injections take about 10 minutes to perform and last an average of 3-4 months. After 3 or 4 injections, Botox® has been noted to have a long-lasting effect in the elimination of frown lines, forehead wrinkles and crow's feet.
No sedation or local anesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately. You can even drive yourself home or back to the office. The effect of Botox® is seen within 2-5 days after the injections.
Unlike collagen, there are no allergies associated with Botox® and again, there may be long-lasting or permanent effect. The side effects, which most commonly involve bruising at the injection site, are minimal and temporary. Botox® is an excellent treatment for forehead lines, crow's feet and frown lines.