If you think it’s time to do something about those moderate to severe glabellar lines between your brows, then its time to contact us at Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery. We can help you improve the way you look and feel! Botox is a common treatment for fine lines and wrinkles in men and women.
Many wrinkles are actually creases that have been worn into the skin by making the same expression thousands of times. Botox® Cosmetic injections smooth wrinkles by safely and selectively blocking the muscle from contracting. As a result, the muscle relaxes and the wrinkles gradually soften and disappear. Botox® has been researched and administered in the medical field for over twenty years. Approved for cosmetic use by the FDA in April 2002, it is used in minute quantities. Botox® is a sterile, purified protein which reduces the activity of the muscles that cause frown lines and crow’s feet to form over time. Botox® is also used to treat excessive sweating, migraine headaches, and neurological disorders.
Photos taken at full smile before and after treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) at day 7. In two clinical studies, 26.1% and 20.3% of people had ≥ 2-grade improvement at day 30.1 In one of these studies, 67.9% of people had mild or no crow’s feet at day 30 after treatment.2
Photos taken at maximum frown before and after treatment with
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) at day 7. In clinical studies, physicians assessed 80% of people had significant improvement at day 30.1
Photos taken at maximum frown and/or full smile before and after treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) at day 7. In two clinical studies for moderate to severe crow’s feet, 26.1% and 20.3% of people had ≥ 2-grade improvement at day 30.1 In one of these studies, 67.9% of people had mild or no crow’s feet at day 30 after treatment.2 In clinical studies for moderate to severe frown lines, physicians assessed 80% of people had significant improvement at day 30.1
Side effects associated with the injection include localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising.1
How does it work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. BOTOX® Cosmetic temporarily reduces this muscle activity so you’ll begin to notice a visible smoothing of these lines. For temporary improvement of moderate to severe crow’s feet, your doctor will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscle surrounding the sides of your eyes — called the orbicularis oculi muscles.
Will I look overdone?
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a technique sensitive treatment. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your provider about the results you want from treatment.
Does the treatment hurt?
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX® Cosmetic feels like a pinch. Your provider may use ice to numb the treatment area. If you are concerned about discomfort, your provider may apply a topical numbing cream before administering your treatment.
How long does treatment take?
The treatment takes approximately 10 minutes and requires minimal downtime or recovery—it’s often called a lunchtime procedure.
What are the common side effects seen in clinical studies?
Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines and 1% of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Please talk to your provider and see Important Safety Warnings.
Moderate to severe crow’s feet lines
AREAS TREATED: Frown lines between the eyes, furrows and lines across the forehead and the crow’s feet around the eyes.
THE REMEDY: Injections of Botox Cosmetic into the muscles that create these wrinkle lines block the chemicals that normally signal these muscle groups to contract.
RESULTS: Treated areas are relaxed and softened.
EFFECTIVE SERIES OF TREATMENTS CONSIST OF: A single session of injections for each area generally lasts for 3 to 4 months and may last up to 6 months.
TREATMENT TIME: 15 to 20 minutes.
RECOVERY TIME: None. Immediately following treatment you may resume regular activities.
For additional Botox information visit: http://www.botoxcosmetic.com
Moderate to severe frown lines
moderate to severe frown lines
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Founded by Dr. David Branch in 2000, Bangor Plastic and Hand Surgery provides state-of- the-art cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in an AAAASF accredited facility. We strive to create a warm, friendly environment in which our patients can pursue their cosmetic goals, explore new ideas about appearance and rejuvenation, or just heal following injury or illness.
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