Botox® treatment is a revolutionary approach to reversing the effects of facial wrinkles, and has rapidly gained popularity. Crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead wrinkles can all be a thing of the past. These are referred to as dynamic wrinkle lines and all are treatable with Botox®. Cosmetic denervationis the process of injecting Botox® into the tiny facial muscles that create the wrinkles, and by relaxing these muscles and thus minimizing or eliminating their contraction the wrinkles are smoothed considerably or eliminated. Botox® injections are performed in the office and take only a few minutes. Recovery typically consists of some temporary redness at the injection sites usually resolving in a couple of hours.
The effects are not permanent and last approximately 3 months. Research has suggested, however, that long term use of the injections leads to a longer duration of each treatment’s effect. Botox® is useful in treating frown lines of the glabella (between the eyebrows), Wrinkles on the forehead, and crow’s feet (laugh lines around the eyes). Botox® is not effective for sagging skin caused by aging.