Fine lines and wrinkles that form due to facial movements can be treated by Botox. The areas typically treated are frown lines (“elevens”) between the eyebrows, forehead lines, and crow’s feet. Additional areas that can be treated are the ropey bands that form on the neck (platysmal bands), gummy smile, widened jaw due to clenching of the teeth and TMJ, fine lines under the eye (“jelly roll”), a downturned smile, bunny lines on the nose, and a bumpy or pebbly chin (peau d’orange). Botox can be used preventively to stop the formation of deep lines or correctively to erase them. A treatment of Botox typically takes less than 10 minutes. Botox involves a small, relatively painless injection. It is recommended to avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours and avoid pressure and massage to the area treated for 4 hours following the procedure. Although rare, bruising can occur after treatment. Other than that, there is typically no downtime following Botox and it is considered a “lunch-time” treatment. Results can typically be seen in 5-7 days. The number of units needed to treat each area can vary widely from person to person. A customized treatment plan developed in consultation with your doctor is essential to a treatment, with which we know you will be thrilled.
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If you are interested in finding out if you are a candidate for Botox, schedule an appointment today with our board certified dermatologists at Renew Dermatology.