Many are turning to Botox® to reduce moderate to severe frown lines between their brows, forehead wrinkles and crow's feet. Drs. Rubin and Reddick can help you determine if Botox is right for you. In our practice, all injections are done by the physician. This safe and effective medication is placed into your wrinkles using a tiny needle. It is used to eliminate facial wrinkles and frown lines by decreasing the movement of the muscles in these trouble areas. Botox® can brighten up your attitude and outlook, remove the wrinkles of time or make small improvements in an otherwise perfect face. Botox® has also been used successfully for patients with excessive sweating in the armpits, hands or feet.
Botox® is specially formulated with a purified protein, which relaxes the muscles when injected in the targeted area, ultimately reducing the appearance of frown lines and facial wrinkles. It is a minimally invasive procedure, allowing patients to return to normal daily activities immediately following the procedure. A topical anesthesia can be used, if necessary.
FDA approved, Botox® is a safe and effective procedure that provides patients with results that can last anywhere from 3-5 months on average.
Following the Botox® procedure, it is not uncommon to experience some minor redness or bruising around the targeted site. Patients can take Tylenol and/or use ice packs to help reduce swelling and relieve any discomfort.
Dysport® also improves moderate to severe frown lines. It has been successfully used to treat patients between the ages of 18 and 65. It stimulates a reduction in muscle activity in the injected area; thus temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines to form. The procedure typically takes 10 to 20 minutes, and there is little to no downtime.