The lines that appear across your forehead (transverse forehead rhytids), between your brows (glabellar “frown” lines), and smile lines at the corners of your eyes and on your nose are actually the result of muscle movement beneath the skin and the steady passage of time. As you make facial expressions throughout your normal day, your facial muscles contract, causing the overlying skin to wrinkle. This is quite apparent when most people frown, emphasizing the glabellar frown lines between your eyes.
Over time this continual wrinkling of the muscles causes facial lines to stay longer and 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.
Botox is a simple, nonsurgical, physician-administered treatment that can improve, and in some cases completely erase mild to moderate wrinkles. The treatment, which is performed in our office, consists of a few tiny injections and generally takes 10-15 minutes. After your procedure, you will often be able to see a dramatic result the same day or within a few days. Results may last four months, although individual results vary. Our doctors will tailor your treatment to your goals. It will not change ‘your look;’ and you can smile, frown, or look surprised; and you will look younger and more rested without the wrinkles and creases you had before.