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Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process. They result in a combination of factors over time such as radiation from the sun, reduction of collagen and cellular changes. Frowning or concentrating causes the muscles between the eyebrows to contract, causing skin to fold. Squinting from a bright light or while trying to read cases the muscles around the eyes to contract and cause crow’s feet.
About BOTOX Cosmetic
BOTOX Cosmetic is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments. It is the only approved treatment that is used to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and moderate to severe crow’s feet lines in adults.
How Does It Work?
BOTOX Cosmetic targets the repeated muscle contractions caused by frowning and squinting over the years. The injection process takes about 10 minutes to complete. A dermatologist may numb the injection site with ice or a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment. They will inject these muscles with BOTOX to temporarily reduce muscle activity. After BOTOX has been injected into the muscles the crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows will start to smooth out.
What to Expect After Treatment
Some patients will notice results within 24 to 48 hours after the injection of BOTOX depending on the severity of the frown lines or crow’s feet. Results from BOTOX injections can last up to four months. There is a very short recovery period after receiving BOTOX. Patients can resume their normal routine immediately after leaving the Dermatologist’s office.
If you are looking for a board certified dermatologist who will take the time to understand your BOTOX treatment goals and develop a treatment plan to fit your needs call White Rock Dermatology contact us today!