Do you dislike your frown lines? Do you have forehead wrinkles or lines along the sides of your eyes when you smile? BOTOX® Cosmetic may be the right treatment option for you. Millions of people have used BOTOX® Cosmetic, making it the most common non-invasive cosmetic treatment in the United States and one of the best non-surgical ways to restore you to a fresh, renewed appearance!
REASONS for BOTOX®
Facial skin is intimately attached to the underlying muscles. When the muscles move, so do the overlying facial features. Such is the essence of facial expression. But some people find that prominent frown lines create an angry appearance. Others dislike the visible forehead (brow) lines. Perhaps it creates a sad or tired appearance. The aging process doesn’t help. If you feel more youthful than you appear, BOTOX® can help.
You may want to consider a BOTOX® treatment if you:
- Want to reduce or eliminate frown lines between your eyebrows, otherwise known as glabellar lines
- Want to reduce or eliminate the “crow’s feet”, lines that form beside to your eyes when you smile. These are also referred to as lateral canthal lines.
- Want to achieve a smoother brow appearance and perhaps reshape the eyebrows a bit.
- You suffer from Migraine headaches
- You suffer from other conditions, such as excessive sweating under the arms
It is important to understand that when speaking of cosmetic treatments, Botox is approved for treatment of glabellar frown lines and lateral canthal lines. Other areas, such as the forehead, may be treated but such constitutes an “off-label” use.
When tiny facial muscles move with expression, the overlying skin moves as well. With time, lines and wrinkles may form. BOTOX® is a specially prepared formulation of botulinum toxin. When injected into tiny muscles, the muscles become paralyzed. Thus, if the muscle doesn’t move, the skin doesn’t move and the lines become less visible, sometimes disappearing altogether. Patients report that they feel younger and more youthful. The popularity speaks for itself.
FDA-approved BOTOX® treatments are safe, and easily performed in Dr. Tepper’s office in about ten minutes. With only a few tiny injections, the lines in your face will be reduced or eliminated in mere days.
BOTOX® has a number of medical uses as well. Dr. Tepper uses Botox to successful treat migraine sufferers. If you suffer from migraines, you may be a candidate for Botox. In addition, if you suffer from excessive underarm sweating, BOTOX® treatments may be able to control this embarrassing condition. Botox is fast, safe and effective.
The most common side effects from botox are injection site reactions, namely small needle marks or mild irritation at the site. Some people may experience mild bruising. If you take aspirin or ibuprofen, you may want to consider stopping those medications to reduce the risk of bruising. Always speak with your doctor before stopping any particular medication. Patients are advised to relax for at least 4 hours after Botox treatments, and to avoid both massaging the area and laying flat, all in an effort to prevent diffusion of the medication. If it inadvertently weakens the tiny muscle that assists with eyelid opening, an annoying yet temporary eyelid droop may occur. The effects may not be fully evident for a week following injection.
Patients who use BOTOX® to reduce or eliminate wrinkles tend to be extremely pleased with the more youthful appearance. Facial expression is still possible, because only a select few muscles are treated. The results last for approximately 4 months, and the duration may vary from patient to patient. The ideal treatment schedule would involve re-treatment as soon as early signs of muscle recovery appear.
Before & After Photos
View Before and After photos of some of our satisfied patients who have chosen to work with Dr. Tepper.