Botox, and other wrinkle reducers such as Dysport® and Xeomin®, temporarily halt the muscle movements that cause dynamic wrinkles and lines to form on your face. These injectables contain small amounts of botulinum toxin. They have been used by millions of people in the United States and around the world and are FDA-approved. If you are bothered by the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, consider Botox to restore a more youthful look.

TARGETED AREAS: Botox treatments relax the muscular movement of certain places in your face where wrinkles tend to form. These include around the eyes, forehead (especially between eyebrows), cheeks, lips. These injectables can also help reduce the appearance of a gummy smile and slim your jaw.

TREATMENT: Botox injections use very fine needles and feel like a slight pinch. Multiple locations may be injected in one visit, but most people tolerate the treatment quite well without any numbing cream. Treatment takes just 10-15 minutes and requires no downtime, so you can resume daily activities right away. You may experience minor side effects, such as slight bruising or swelling at the injection sites.

RESULTS: You typically start to notice the effects of Botox and other injectables within two to three days of treatment. Optimal results are usually noticeable after two to three weeks. Results last up to four months, at which point you’ll need re-treatment to maintain your new look.