The most well-known non-surgical cosmetic procedure, BOTOX® is an injection of a purified neurotoxic protein that temporary paralyzes muscles in the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. As muscles relax, the skin that overlays them smooths out, starting about three weeks after the treatment. Since the treatment only affects the area of injection, untreated muscles contract normally so that facial expressions remain natural, the mark of a great treatment. You face should not look taut or strained after receiving Botox.
Botox is effective in treating moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet lines around the eye area, and skin bands on the neck. Depending on your problem areas when you come to Eko Plastic Surgery, Dr. Eko may also administer it to diminish vertical lip lines or chin dimpling.
The procedures last about four to six months and can be administered repeatedly. Repeated Botox injections can prevent the formation of new wrinkles and can keep the brow lines smooth. Many women start treatments in their late 20s or early 30s.
Approved by the FDA in 2002, Botox injections are extremely safe. Injections take just a few minutes, so getting a treatment on your lunch hour is quite feasible. You may experience temporary bruising or weakness of nearby muscles, but recovery takes only a few hours for most patients.
Botox is just one of the injectable treatments we offer. To learn more about your options or to schedule a treatment, just fill out the short form below or call us at (760) 249-2222.
Botox Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults.
Botox cosmetic is a nonsurgical, injectable treatment performed in one of our treatment rooms by Dr. Eko.
Botox Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet-the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. It is injected into these muscles to temporarily reduce muscle activity. After injection, you will notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4-6 months.