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Wrinkles are caused by repeated movements and muscle contractions. Botulinum toxin-A injections temporarily prevent muscle contractions that cause frown lines resulting in natural-looking results that look and feel like you.

BOTOX Cosmetic is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe
frown lines, crow’s feet and forehead lines look better in adults. So you look like you, only with less
noticeable facial lines. 

What is Botox?

Botox is the #1 cosmetic treatment worldwide. It’s safe, quick, minimally invasive, and delivers amazing results. One 15 minute session can take years off your face. Botox treatment works by relaxing the muscles that tend to furrow or tighten when you make certain facial frown, laugh, or smile. Those expressions repeatedly fold your skin over time. Eventually, they turn into full-blown creases. Tiny injections of Botox can temporarily smooth away unwanted lines and wrinkles.

What Can Botox Target?

Botox Injections are the gold standard worldwide. Botox has been used for over 40 years for over 100 different types of uses! 

  • Forehead Lines & Wrinkles
  • Lines Around the Nose
  • Wrinkled Chin
  • Smoker's Lines
  • Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis)
  • Lip Flip & Pucker
  • Forehead Lines & Wrinkles
  • Drooping Brows

Who Is A Good Candidate for Botox?

An in-person consultation is the best way to figure out if Botox is safe & appropriate for you. We can recommend alternatives if it's determined that Botox isn't right for you.

  • You’re unhappy about your severe crow's feet, frown lines, or forehead lines.
  • You’re just starting to show signs of age and you want to slow it down.
  • There aren’t any lines or wrinkles at all yet, but you’d like to prevent them.
  • You want to fix a downturned smile.
  • You want to refine your brow shape or position.
  • You’ve considered liposuction around your jawline, but would prefer something less invasive.
  • You have drooping or hooded skin around your eyes.
  • You’re embarrassed about excessive body sweat.
  • You want a fast, simple “pick-me-up” to refresh your appearance.
  • Are over 20 years of age.
  • Do not have a skin infection at the planned injection site(s).
  • Do not have an allergy to any of the ingredients in Botox.
  • Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Do not have weakness in the facial or neck muscles.
  • Have not had an allergic reaction to any other botulinum toxin product such as Myobloc, Dysport, or Xeomin.

How Long Does It Take Botox To Work?

When Botox is injected into specific muscles in your body, it blocks the release of acetylcholine resulting in local muscle paralysis. The effect usually occurs 24 hours to 2 weeks after Botox injection. The number of injections needed depends on many factors, including the extent of the area being treated.  You can return to your normal activities right after the procedure.

How Often Do I Need Botox Treatments?

To prolong the effects of Botox from six months to one year, the treatment should be repeated for one year or more, no more than 3 to 4 times per year for each area. 

Does Insurance Pay For Botox?

Botox is used for a variety of cosmetic & medical indications. Botox for medical use may be covered by your insurance provider; you will need to check with your carrier.

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