Historically, fretters have inverted their frowns with cleverly angled mirror masks or cranes manned by tiny clowns. Embrace an easier route to a smooth, smiling face with today’s Groupon: for $140, you get 20 units of Botox Cosmetic for frown lines between the eyebrows (a $280 value) at Thomas Skin Surgery on Montclair Road.
Dr. Thomas, an expert in surgical dermatology, has been serving patients at his Birmingham practice for more than 20 years. Well-trained, friendly staff members welcome wrinkle-busters to the office, where patients can discuss the procedure in-depth with staff. Frown lines then get filled with an injection of Botox Cosmetic, blocking nerve impulses, relaxing taut muscles, and upending the space-time continuum. Only 30–45 minutes after pulling into the parking lot, patients can traipse out of the office with an icepack in hand, having launched a counteroffensive against Father Time himself. The majority of patients undergo little to no downtime after the procedure. Mirrors will reveal smoothed lines in as few as two days, with fairest-of-them-all countenances emerging in about two weeks.
Botox may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening, including problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing. Read all safety considerations for Botox here.