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Botox helps smooth:
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Vertical brow furrows (lines between the eyebrows)
- Crow’s feet
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Botox is FDA-approved to smooth lines and wrinkles in the upper areas of the face, including the forehead, between the brows and around the eyes. While Botox and Xeomin provide dramatic improvement for existing wrinkles, these injectables are also ideal preventive treatments to keep lines and wrinkles from forming in the first place.
Candidates generally range between the ages of 25 and 65, as wrinkles in individuals over 65 are considered “static” and do not disappear when the skin relaxes. There are other procedures that target static wrinkles. However, each patient is unique, and private consultations are recommended to determine the best and most effective treatment plan.
A small amount of Botox is injected with a fine needle into the targeted areas. The amount of liquid that enters the skin is very small, and patients experience only minimal discomfort in the form of a slight pinch. No anesthetic is necessary, and you can continue with your everyday activities immediately following the procedure.
The injection needle is very small, which normally prevents you from experiencing any discomfort. The pinching sensation experienced lasts only a short time, and you can return to your usual activities without any painful after effects.
Patients usually see the full effects of Botox four to 14 days following the procedure, although this may be hastened by contracting the facial muscles. Results normally last for three to four months, and repeat treatments result in longer-lasting effects.
After three to four months, the effects of Botox begin to wear off and wrinkles reappear, though often not as deep or visible as they were prior to treatment. To sustain smooth skin and a youthful look, three to four treatments are usually required per year. By returning for repeat treatments, fewer injections are required to maintain younger-looking skin as the treatment wears off.
No. Following treatment, patients usually return to their jobs and normal activities. It is recommended, however, that you avoid exercise, heavy lifting, and massaging the injected area for one day.
Botox is sold by the unit; the total number of units needed varies from person to person, depending on the location, severity of wrinkles and number of areas treated. Average person needs between 20-50 units based on the number of areas treated.