When you smile, laugh, frown, or look puzzled, you contract the muscles of your face. Over time, these contractions produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes and mouth, between the eyebrows, and on the forehead. These lines can make you look older, sad, angry or tired.
These injections are made from botulinum toxin A, a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent approved by the FDA for several different uses. When injected into the skin, it can block the nerve muscles that are responsible for the repetitive actions that cause fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing them away for a younger and more refreshed appearance.
Botox is extremely popular to treat the lines of motion—the lines, wrinkles and furrows that are accentuated with facial movement and expression. It is one of our favorite procedures to perform because of the extremely high patient satisfaction rate.
Commonly treated areas include the forehead lines/creases, frown lines, crow’s feet (eyes) and lip lines.
Downtime: None. Uncommonly a bruise may occur after injections. The effects of the injections may take between 3-10 days to take affect.
Maintenance: Botox treatment is expected every 3-4 months.
Cost: Botox: $12/unit (50+ units: $10/unit) Call our office and ask about earning free Botox and credits through Brillant Distinctions. Also sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know about our monthly events and specials.
(Treating frown lines costs approximately $200 crow’s feet cost approximately $120, and forehead lines cost approximately $140.)
Botox Pre/Post Care Instructions: Call our office to schedule an appointment. (949) 481-8881.