BOTOX® Cosmetic can improve and prevent the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet lines.
About Botulinum Toxin also known as BOTOX® Cosmetic
Botulinum toxin (Type A) is a cosmetic injection that blocks the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. This effect relaxes and smooths the look of lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive movements on the face—most commonly, between the brows, crows-feet around the eyes, and horizontal forehead creases. Botulinum toxin is also used cosmetically to balance facial asymmetry and relax tight neck bands, as well as medically to reduce perspiration and to treat migraine headaches and muscle spasticity.
Are Botox injections right for you? Consider this popular non invasive treatment if you have:
- Deep lines between your eyes that make you look tired or upset.
- Facial expressions cause wrinkles in and around your eyes and forehead.
- Asymmetry in your eyebrows or face that can be corrected by relaxing a muscle.
- Suffer from chronic migraine headaches.
- Suffer from Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating.
What can you expect during a Botox procedure?
The injection site will be cleansed and will not require anesthesia prior to injection. A very thin needle is used to inject small amounts of botulinum toxin into specific muscles. By carefully choosing specific muscles, Dr. Kim will weaken only the wrinkle-producing muscles, preserving your natural facial expressions.
Botulinum toxin treatment injections usually take less than 15 minutes.
Depending on your specific concerns and condition, a number of injections may be needed to achieve the desired result. Slight pain, short-lasting swelling, and minimal redness and bleeding will likely occur as a result of your procedure. No anesthesia is required. There is no down time or recovery time for botulinum toxin injections. You may go back to your normal activities immediately.
In the hands of an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Kim, your procedure will seem simple and you will experience minimal discomfort. Dr.Kim's expertise and understanding of the muscles in the face and body is essential for a safe procedure with natural-looking results.
One note of caution: Don't rub or massage the treated areas after the wrinkle treatment because it can cause the botulinum toxin to migrate to another area of your face. If this happens, you could have temporary facial weakness or drooping.
You may notice results within a few days, but it can take up to a week to see the full effect. This improvement typically lasts about three to six months. When the effects of botulinum toxin begin to fade, your muscle reactions and the wrinkles will return.