BOTOX® is an incredibly popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure for men and women. BOTOX® is a purified protein that works by blocking nerve impulses, allowing muscles to relax, ultimately eliminating wrinkles and giving you a healthy, youthful look. Using a small needle, tiny injections are made into the muscles that cause frown and worry lines of the face such as:

  • Vertical lines between the eyes
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes
  • Horizontal forehead lines
  • Bunny lines
  • Vertical lip lines
  • Chin dimpling

This procedure can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures including chemical peels, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion or Fraxel® to improve your results.

For a variety of medical spa treatments to also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, visit Derma Spa.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • BOTOX ® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate to severe wrinkles in areas such as the forehead, glabella and around the eyes. It is administered by our trained healthcare providers as a simple, nonsurgical treatment.

  • BOTOX®  is a purified protein that is injected into muscles of facial expression. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles, which reduces muscle activity that causes horizontal forehead lines, vertical frown lines and crow’s feet.

  • BOTOX® relaxes muscles and is mostly used on the upper face. Fillers are used to fill wrinkles and add volume to the face. Many people get both.

  • BOTOX® is used to treat dynamic expression lines. It is most commonly used to treat the parallel “11” vertical lines between your eyes that make you appear angry or worried. It can also be used to treat forehead worry lines, crow’s feet around your eyes and bunny lines that run horizontally on your nose.

  • Within days you may see an improvement, but it can take two weeks to see the full effect. The treatment lasts three to four months. Your individual results may vary.

  • At Dermatology Associates of Rochester we use the smallest possible needle to ensure your comfort. Some may experience brief mild discomfort as they are being injected. If needed, ice or a topical anesthetic cream can be used. The procedure usually takes about 10 minutes. Most patients are in and out of the office without downtime.

  • Although most of our BOTOX® patients do not experience any side effects, you might notice temporary swelling, redness, bruising or weakness of the nearby muscles. All of these side effects will disappear within a few days. However, in very rare cases, BOTOX® injections can cause a temporary eyelid droop.

  • The great part about BOTOX® is that it will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised- without the wrinkles and creases!

  • If you do not continue treatments, the your frown lines will gradually return to the way they looked before treatment.

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