Botox® Cosmetic is a simple, FDA approved, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment to temporarily smooth moderate to severe lines between your brows, peri-occular area (crows feet), and upper lip. This purified protein reduces the activity of the muscles that cause lines to form over time. Following the treatment, visible results can be seen within days and last up to 4 months. If you discontinue treatment, the lines will gradually look like they did before treatment.
The injection process:
Our physicians will administer tiny injections of Botox® Cosmetic directly into the muscles that cause moderate to severe lines. Men and women of varying ethnicities and skin types have been successfully treated with Botox® Cosmetic. Because it works only on the underlying muscles, you should not be concerned it will affect your skin color or texture. By blocking the release of the chemical that causes these muscles to contract, Botox® Cosmetic enables them to relax, so the skin appears smoother. No anesthesia is required, although you may receive an anesthetic cream prior to injecting. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief. You should experience no down time. The most common side effect following injections includes temporary headache, tenderness and redness. Rarely, bruising and temporary eyelid droop may be associated with the injection. With Botox® Cosmetic, you won't look like you have had work done. The muscle activity that causes lines is simply reduced. You can still show expression, but without wrinkles.
Only licensed and trained healthcare professionals have the experience necessary to administer Botox® Cosmetic. Our physicians have years of experience and Dr. Bark is a National Botox® Educational Faculty Member, training other physicians in his techniques.
Frown Lines (glabellar) Before
Frown Lines (glabellar) After