Botulinum Toxin

ABOUT BOTULINUM TOXIN

This is a nonsurgical treatment that can minimize dynamic wrinkles, which most often appear as fine lines on the forehead and brow, or at the outer corners of the eyes. All three types of treatments use botulinum toxin Type A, which is a naturally occurring protein. The serum relaxes the targeted muscles in the face that create eye and forehead creasing. Because these targeted muscles do not contract, the skin stays smooth and undisturbed. The end result is a younger-looking, more relaxed face.

 

WHAT IS TREATMENT LIKE?

Treatments consist of a series of gentle, small injections into specific facial muscles. These typically occur at the outer corners of your eyes or on your forehead and brow. The treatment takes place in a medical office, usually taking less than 30 minutes to complete. Anesthesia or medication is not necessary.

 

ARE THERE ANY RISKS?

Some risks include temporary swelling or bruising from the injections, or rarely lid ptosis, which is a sagging of the upper eyelid muscle due to migration of the serum from the injection site. If this occurs, it can be treated with a prescription eye drop. In the event this happens to you, remember treatments slowly wear off over time—permanent complications are not likely.

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