Botox improves and in many cases eliminates wrinkles in the skin caused by repetitive muscle contractions.
Why do I need it?
Skin contains the substances elastin and collagen which keep the skin elastic and decrease wrinkling. Unfortunately, advancing age and sun exposure decrease the amount of elastin and collagen in the skin. This decrease results in progressive wrinkling of the skin caused by repetitive muscle contraction. Botox works by relaxing the muscles that are the underlying source of the wrinkling.
How long does it last?
The effects of Botox generally last 3 to 4 months. Botox is measured in units. An average Botox injection session involves between 30 and 50 units depending on the amount of skin wrinkling. The results of properly injected Botox are truly impressive.
What should I expect?
We photograph each patient at the initial visit and then mark each potential injection site with a removable marker to insure injection symmetry. This also allows the exact cost of the session to be accurately calculated before the Botox session begins. The Botox is injected using a very small needle. The injections cause little to no pain and involve little to no bruising. The effect of Botox is first noticed 3 days following the injection session. The effect is maximal at 7 days following the injection session and generally lasts from 3 to 4 months.