Deep frown lines are the result of hundreds of muscle contractions in the forehead each day. You use this muscle every time you squint or frown, slowly etching deeper and deeper frown lines between your brows. BOTOX is injected into these muscles, weakening the muscle and smoothing the skin.
When BOTOX Cosmetic is administered correctly, it doesn’t impact your ability to express emotion at all and the results are natural and subtle. The most important measure you can take to ensure that you get the results you want is to choose a doctor who has adequate training and extensive experience in the administration of BOTOX. They should also be able to provide you with before-and-after photos of patients treated.
BOTOX is injected through a very small needle. Most patients describe feeling a slight pinch. Patients who are worried about pain or feel they have a low pain tolerance may be able to receive topical anesthesia to numb the injection area before treatment.
Patients begin seeing results within just a couple of days. These results continue to improve until approximately 10 days after treatment, when they peak and maintain for up to four months.
All drugs are accompanied by potential side effects, including BOTOX. Side effects of BOTOX are generally minor and resolve quickly; they may include eyelid or brow droopiness or slight bruising.
Yes, there is no medical reason you can’t return to work after receiving BOTOX injections. However, most patients experience some redness and temporary swelling where each injection was administered that can last a few hours after the procedure. For this reason, some patients schedule their treatment toward the end of the day or take the rest of the day off.
The cost of BOTOX treatment depends on the amount of drug required to treat you, which varies depending on the number of treatment areas. The average cost is around $400 per treatment, but the team at South Shore Eye Care is happy to create a customized estimate to help you plan.