If expression lines on your face, such as crow’s feet or frown lines have you concerned, the Women’s Health & Laser Aesthetic Center can provide relief with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Botox Cosmetic is an FDA-approved drug for treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people ages 18 to 65.
During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are injected directly into the muscles responsible for frown lines between the brows. By blocking the release of a chemical that causes these muscles to contract, BOTOX® Cosmetic makes them to relax. The effects are localized and don’t affect your ability to smile, laugh, or otherwise show expression. No anesthetic is required. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes, and there is no downtime afterward.
What causes frown lines between the brows?
The lines that appear between your brows actually results from muscle movement and the passage of time. When powerful muscles between the brows contract, they draw the brows together, causing the skin to fold or furrow. As skin becomes less elastic with age, those folds or furrows result in stubborn lines.
Because frown lines are dynamic lines caused by overactive muscles, they can usually be treated with tiny injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic.
Static lines, on the other hand, are lines that are visible even when the muscles are at rest. These lines are usually treated with a filler, such as JUVEDERM injectable gel or Radiesse.
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What are the common side effects?
In the majority of cases, there are no side effects. The most common minor side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Rarely, localized pain at the injection site, redness, bleeding, or bruising may occur. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
Is there any chance of serious side effects?
Serious heart problems and serious allergic reactions have been reported, but are exceedingly rare.
How soon will I see a difference?
You can expect to see results within approximately 10 days after your treatment, and the appearance of the area between your brows may continue to improve for up to a weeks. Results generally last for four months.
With each treatment you will notice your skin looking and feeling tighter.
This treatment provides continuous improvement to skin tone for several months after treatments.
Call the Women’s Health & Laser Aesthetic Center at (952) 831-2828 to schedule an appointment in our Bloomington, MN office.