Botox may be a viable treatment for the wrinkles that you are noticing. Over 10 years ago, the FDA approved the use of Botox for treating certain types of wrinkles. Botox treatment for wrinkles poses very little risk. Common side effects include minor pain at the injection site, swelling, redness and bruising—all of which are temporary and usually minimal.
Receiving Botox is an outpatient procedure requiring next to no downtime. The majority of our patients can resume slightly modified activities almost immediately after treatment. (We recommend that patients not lie flat for 4 hours after treatment or participate in heavy exercise, rub or put pressure on the treatment site for 24 hours after treatment.) Makeup may be applied immediately after treatment—though not with heavy pressure. Most patients leave our office without any negative signs of a Botox treatment.
20 units of Botox is the minimum recommended amount to treat one area of the face. Typically, the furrow between the eyebrows, the upper portion of the forehead, or the “crow’s feet” around the eyes is each considered one area. Every person’s situation is different and we cannot guarantee that your area can be treated with 20 units. It would be best to schedule a free cosmetic consultation with one of our providers to have an evaluation, or to answer any further questions you may have.
Jan 23, 2013