Botulinum Toxin Type A Injections
Everyone frowns, but some have lines that are more noticeable than others. Years of squinting and frowning tend to leave deep wrinkles in the skin between the eyebrows and on the bridge of the nose, across the forehead, and at the corners of the eyes.
We can now improve these lines without surgery and without scars by a simple injection of Botox ® (botulinum toxin type A). Injecting very tiny amounts of Botox into a specific facial muscle causes a local relaxation and prevents the “wrinkly” expressions. Recovery time is quick and the procedure can be done on your lunch hour.
Description: Injection of botulinum toxin type A (Botox) into facial muscles inhibits muscle action, thereby decreasing forehead furrowing, frown lines and wrinkles around the eyes; can also treat excessive perspiration in the underarms, palms and soles of feet.
Length of Procedure: Minutes
In/Out Patient: Outpatient
Anesthesia: None required
Recovery Time: Immediate
Treatment Frequency: Every three to four months
Risks: Bruising, numbness and burning during injections. Eyelid drooping is possible, but rare and temporary.
Duration of Results: Temporary