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Are lines between your eyes or on your forehead causing you to look tired or angry all the time? Consider BOTOX® Cosmetic, an FDA-approved injectable treatment to smooth frown lines, crow's feet and brow furrows for up to 4 months. For decades, surgeons have been treating facial expression lines with BOTOX and more recent neuromodulator options such as Dysport and Xeomin.
Habitual facial expressions, such as squinting or frowning, can create lines around the eyes or forehead that cause a person to look angry or tired. Eventually, as the aging process continues, these expression lines can become permanently etched in the skin and become noticeable even at rest. Chronic sun exposure, tanning lamps and habits such as smoking can further contribute to these lines.
BOTOX injections stop the muscle contractions that lead to expression lines, helping to soften harsh wrinkles and furrows on the eyes or brow so you look younger, more peaceful, and better rested.
BOTOX and Dysport are types of injectable neuromodulator—a substance that inactivate the nerves that stimulate muscle contractions. When injected into specific facial muscles, BOTOX temporarily relaxes them, reducing the formation of frown lines. The result is smoother skin and a more refreshed, youthful appearance.
BOTOX is a temporary solution—the onset of effect begins 3 to 4 days after treatment, with full effects in place within 10 to 14 days. On average, results last about 2 to 4 months, although in a few cases results last longer (rarely will they last a shorter amount of time). To maintain the desired effect, consider treatment 3 to 4 times over a year.
Some have used this as a preventative treatment to minimize formation of these telltale signs of aging.
Proper anatomy knowledge and experience is essential to achieve consistent effect with BOTOX. Dr. Thors at Midwest Plastic Surgery Specialists are highly skilled with neuromodulator injections. Patients trust their knowledge of facial anatomy, careful approach, and aesthetic eye for detail to achieve the desired effect while allowing for normal facial expressions.
BOTOX injections take 15 minutes to perform as an in-office appointment. We freshly prepare BOTOX immediately before injection to ensure your safety and provide optimal results. BOTOX is then injected into specific facial muscles using a very thin, short needle. Mild bruising and swelling may occur, but these symptoms typically resolve within several days of treatment. There is no downtime.
Would you like to learn more about BOTOX or other options for non-surgical facial rejuvenation? The best way to start is by contacting us for a personal consultation with Dr. Thors and our skin care team.
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