Relieve lines on the forehead & around the eyes.
PROCEDURE PERFORMED BY:
ED BECKER, M.D.
MELISSA PATTEE, PA-C
JAY ZIMMERMAN, M.D.
BOTOX ® Cosmetic is America’s most common cosmetic treatment. It’s a non-surgical method that reduces “frown lines” between the eyebrows, as well as lines on the forehead and around the eyes producing a more youthful look, without anesthesia, and with generally no downtime or recovery.
Patients are normally able to return instantly to work or to normal activity. Appearance greatly improves within the first few days, increasing over the first week, and the effect lasts for up to four months. The treatment, which takes fifteen to twenty minutes, incorporates a few injections that relax the muscles whose repeated contractions cause those tough lines to form over time. This treatment is suitable for both men and women.
We begin treatment by determining exactly where to administer the injections for best results. No anesthesia is required, and any discomfort– similar to a bug bite– is minimal and brief. There are generally no significant side effects, though occasionally there may be slight temporary bruising from the injections, easily covered by makeup.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a natural, purified protein generated by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, administered straight into the overactive muscles that trigger lines to form, blocking the nerve impulses that cause contractions. The protein stays localized and does not travel elsewhere in the body. This procedure has been widely tested and established, and is approved by the FDA for cosmetic use.