After years of squinting, laughing, frowning, smoking, and worrying, the skin around the eyes and on the forehead will often develop deep lines and wrinkles called “expression lines”. A frequent concern is that they often make you look older, tired, or stressed. Until recently, these advanced furrows have been difficult to treat. Now, by utilizing BOTOX®, an FDA-approved muscle-relaxing agent, expression lines can be significantly reduced.
BOTOX® Cosmetic works by reducing the contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines, visibly smoothing and softening them. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent derived from the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum. For over a decade ophthalmologists have applied BOTOX® Cosmetic for its original intention, the treatment of blepharospasm (uncontrollable muscle spasm of the eyelid) and now it is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments available.
Our physician will determine where to administer the BOTOX® injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles. The treatment takes about 10 minutes and you should see your results begin to develop over the next 3 to 10 days. There is no downtime, and results typically last 2 to 4 months.