BOTOX® corrects dynamic wrinkles are caused by the contractions of the delicate underlying facial muscles every time you smile, laugh or frown. These lines caused by facial muscles can give a person an angry, tired or sad appearance – even when they are not experiencing that emotion. The more emotion you show, the deeper these wrinkles and lines are likely to be.
What is Botox?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the latest advancement in botulinum toxin therapy. It is used to safely, simply and effectively improve the appearance of frown lines, forehead creases and “crow’s feet.” By relaxing the underlying muscles, Botox Cosmetic reduces wrinkles. Botox Cosmetic is a remarkable treatment for dynamic wrinkles resulting from repeated use of facial muscles
The frontalis muscle, located in your forehead, raises and lowers your eyebrows. Our patients often request BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment for muscle relaxation in this area. Careful injections can help achieve smoothness in your forehead without causing it to look “frozen.” You may begin to see results within the first 48 hours. However, it can take up to 14 days to notice the full effects, which may last up to four months.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is an effective treatment for “bunny lines,” those annoying lines that appear horizontally across the top of your nose when you laugh or smile deeply. Depending on severity, these lines may be softened with just an injection or two on each side of the nose. Results typically last up to four months.
“Jelly rolls” are bulges located just below the eyes that are visible when you’re laughing, smiling, or squinting. They may cause puffy eyes or the appearance of exhaustion. A small amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic under the lash line should help provide a more alert appearance with a softer, less puffy under-eye area. Results may last up to four months.
Aging skin comes with new areas of volume loss, including the chin. The appearance of bumps or dimples on the chin is also known as “pebble chin.” Injecting small amounts of BOTOX® Cosmetic in the mentalis muscle can achieve a softer look. Like other procedures, results may last up to four months.
A “gummy smile” can be mitigated by precisely injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic into a few of the muscles that raise your lip. This treatment will lower the upper lip, which in turn helps cover the gums as you smile. Results can last up to four months.
If you are unhappy with the size of your jawline, we may suggest BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to soften the masseter muscle. Relaxing this muscle can help balance facial features and reduce the jawline’s prominence. With this treatment, some patients see results lasting as long as six months.
Regardless of age, many patients complain of drooping at the outer corners of their lips. Whether this is a new sign of aging or has been an ongoing issue, BOTOX® Cosmetic can help. The DAO, or depressor anguli oris, is the muscle responsible for that downward pull. A minimal amount of Botox® can be injected into each side of the mouth for a subtle improvement in downturned corners, with results typically lasting about three months.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a simple, effective method for treating overly prominent platysmal bands, the two strips of muscle that start at the base of your neck and run up its front and right sides, ending at the jaw. Treating your platysmal bands helps these muscles relax, which can result in a smoother, more youthful appearance. The effects of these injections may last up to three months.
If you’re looking for a mild form of calf reduction, BOTOX® Cosmetic may be the answer. Multiple injections to the calf muscles can reduce muscle activity, causing them to shrink. Inactive muscles will gradually become smoother and show less definition, without restricting calf function. While results are temporary, they may last as long as nine months.
If you suffer from severe sweating that’s interfering with your social and professional life, you may have hyperhidrosis, a condition that causes excessive sweating. When injected into the underarms, palms, or bottoms of the feet, BOTOX® Cosmetic may block the chemical signals that stimulate sweat glands. This, in turn, should help reduce excessive sweating for up to six months.
Kybella is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called
It is not known if kybella is safe and effective for the treatment of fat outside of the submental area or in children under 18 years of age.
What is Kybella?:
Kybella uses deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that helps break down fat. Injecting it causes fat cells to be destroyed, taking a few weeks for the body to expel the fat.
Who should NOT receive Kybella?
Do not receive kybella if you have an infection in the treatment area.
Before receiving Kybella tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you……
Have had or planning to have surgery on your face, neck, or chin; have had cosmetic treatments on your face, neck, or chin; have had or have medical conditions in or near the neck area; have had or have trouble swallowing; have bleeding problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant (it is not known if kybella will harm your unborn baby); are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed (it is not known if kybella passes into your breast milk).
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take:
including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a medicine that prevents the clotting of your blood (antiplatelet or anticoagulant medicine).
- You can apply ice in the first 48 hours to help with the swelling and discomfort. …
- Avoid strenuous activity for 3 days after your treatment.
- Sleep with your head elevated for 3 nights after your treatment to help minimize swelling.
- Do not scratch, pick at, massage or manipulate the treatment area.
What are the possible side effects of Kybella:
- Nerve injury in the jaw (which can cause an uneven smile or facial muscle weakness)
- Trouble swallowing
- Injection site problems including: bruising, hair loss, open sores (ulcers), damage and tissue cell-death (necrosis) around the injection site. Call your healthcare provider if you develop open sores or drainage from the treatment area