BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines in the brow, forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes and lip lines.
One 10-minute treatment—a few tiny injections—and within days there's a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, which can last up to 4 months. Results may vary.
The Anatomy of the Wrinkle
The lines that appear between your brows (glabellar lines) actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time. You may have heard the expression "wearing your emotions on your sleeve," but in reality you wear them on your face. If you're angry or annoyed, for example, you knit your brows together. Underneath your skin, your facial muscles contract, cause a pleating of the overlying skin, and then, as anyone can see, you're frowning.
After years of crinkling and wrinkling, those glabellar lines start to linger longer and can become more pronounced. For women, whose faces tend to be more animated than men's, and whose skin is typically more delicate, these lines may appear exaggerated and more permanent.
Before you try and schedule your first BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment consultation, you probably have some questions, such as: How long will it take? How long will the results last? Will it hurt? Will I still be able to make facial expressions?
Here's what you might expect at our office from the moment you arrive until your procedure is done.
The day of your appointment.
Allow time before your appointment for filling out forms and for consulting with the doctor. You may also be asked about your expectations for treatment and if you have any allergies or any condition that wouldn't make you a good candidate for BOTOX® Cosmetic
Before the procedure. You'll be seated in a reclining chair. No anesthesia is required, although you may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream.
The beauty of a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is that it's a simple, 10-minute, non-surgical process. A few tiny injections, and within days there can be a noticeable improvement in the moderate to severe lines that can last up to 4 months. Results may vary. And there’s no recovery time. You can even do it on your lunch break.
Dr. Werner will administer several tiny injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic directly into the muscles that cause those moderate to severe frown lines and facial wrinkles.
Dr. Werner will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The location, size, and use of the muscles that create a furrowed brow vary markedly among individuals.
No anesthesia is required, although you may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief.
You can expect to be in and out of the office without downtime. You may see a marked improvement in the moderate to severe frown lines between your brows within days.
Improvement may continue for as long as a month, and could last up to 4 months.
We recommend that you discontinue any aspirin, advil, fish oil or other blood thinning products
72 hours before your treatment. Tylenol is ok