Botox is a sterile, purified protein that may be injected beneath the skin to temporarily soften or eliminate the appearance of certain wrinkles. Botox may be used to treat forehead creases, brow furrows and crow’s feet. These types of wrinkles are caused by specific facial expression muscles and their repeated creasing of the skin. By injecting Botox into the muscle, the muscle is temporarily weakened or paralyzed, thus reducing or eliminating previous skin creasing and prohibiting new skin creasing.
By reducing or improving the wrinkle or crease, patients are left with a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Individuals who are looking to improve the appearance of forehead creases, brow furrows and/or crow’s feet may be good candidates for Botox treatment. As with other types of cosmetic surgery, patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations for the outcome. It’s important that patients understand that Botox cannot completely or permanently remove facial wrinkles.
The treatment is typically administered in the office setting with several tiny injections directly into the specific muscles. The treatment takes just a few minutes to perform. Recovery is minimal and most patients are able to immediately return to work and other normal activities. Some minor irritation, redness, bruising or swelling can occur, though these side effects will fade within several hours. While it may take several days before the full effect is seen, results will last an average of three to six months.
Q-What is Botox?
A-Is a sterile purified protein that may be used as an injection to temporarily soften or eliminate wrinkles caused by facial expression muscles. This treatment can improve the appearance of forehead creases, crow’s feet and brow furrows by temporarily weakening the muscle. The result is a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance.
Q-How does Botox work?
A-Once injected into the muscle, temporarily weakens the muscle activity, reducing previous skin creasing while also prohibiting new skin creasing.
Q-Is Botox right for me?
A-If you are looking to improve the appearance of forehead creases, brow furrows and/or crow’s feet and are physically healthy and realistic in your expectations, then this treatment may be right for you. Patients much understand that Botox cannot result in complete or permanent removal of facial wrinkles. Dr. Donath will be happy to meet with you to help you determine if Botox can best address your needs.
Q-What happens at the consultation for Botox?
A- During the consultation, Dr. Donath will meet with you to examine your face, discuss your goals, and take a thorough medical history. He will explain the technique, the risks and the costs and address any questions or concerns that you may have.
Q-Where is the Botox procedure performed?
A- Typically performed in the office setting.
Q-How is the Botox procedure performed?
A-Several tiny injections are directly administered into the targeted muscles, a process which takes just minutes to complete.
Q-How long is the procedural time for Botox?
A-The treatment takes just minutes to complete.
Q-Does the Botox injection involve much pain?
A-Patients may experience some minor irritation at the injection site, though this tends to fade within just a few hours.
Q-What is the recovery from the Botox injection like?
A-There is little recovery or downtime associated with treatment, though some minor irritation, redness, bruising and swelling may be present at the injection site for a few hours. Most patients are able to immediately return to work and other normal activities. The results can be seen in full within several days after treatment and last an average of three to six months.
Q-When will I be able to resume work after my Botox injection?
A-Work and other normal activities can typically be resumed right after treatment.
Q-How long do the results of Botox last?
A-The results of treatment last about three to six months for most patients.