Botox is a safe, highly effective, and reasonably priced cosmetic procedure. This is the number one cosmetic procedure performed worldwide. Years of squinting, concentrating, or frowning can cause your skin to furrow and crease. Botox is a medication that is injected into the muscles beneath the skin to reduce these creases and furrows. Treatment takes only a few minutes with minimal discomfort. Botox can be started very early even in the early 20’s to prevent these lines from forming. Treatment should be continued every 3-4 months to keep these muscles from moving so that the lines will continue to smooth over time and to prevent worsening of these wrinkles.
Areas commonly treated with Botox are:
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Horizontal forehead creases
- Crows feet around the eyes
- Lines on the upper lip caused by pursing the lips
- Down turned corners of the mouth
- Neck wrinkles and bands
Botox will not change your facial appearance or make you appear you have had ‘work done’. You can still have normal expressions and still be able to look surprised after the treatment.