BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines in adults. It is one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and is approved for cosmetic use in 78 countries. BOTOX® Cosmetic has a record of experience that aesthetic specialists know and trust. And, the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been evaluated in both sponsored clinical trials as well as in 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.
BOTOX® Cosmetic contains tiny amounts of a highly purified botulinum toxin protein refined from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Formulations, potency, and approved doses vary among botulinum toxin products, which means that one product cannot take the place of another. Those are a few reasons why there is no such thing as a “generic” form of BOTOX® Cosmetic. There have been no studies to support that other products are Unit-to-Unit equivalent to BOTOX® Cosmetic. Approximately 10.9 million vials of BOTOX® Cosmetic have been sold in the United States alone since 2002, and millions of people have already made BOTOX® Cosmetic a part of what they do for themselves.
Botox targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crows feet: the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Our doctor will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows. Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, or damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.
For the crows feet area, our doctor will inject 3 areas of the orbicularis oculi, the muscle that frames the side of the eye. This will be repeated on the orbicularis oculi muscle on the other eye. Injecting into the muscles that cause crows feet lines temporarily reduces the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines. For the frown lines area, our doctor will administer 5 injections into muscles in your forehead. As with the crows feet injections, injecting botox into the muscles that cause frown lines temporarily reduces the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines.
Yes this treatment is safe and effective. However, there is possible side effects which include pain, redness and muscle weakness. Generally these side effects occur within the first week and usually go away on their own.
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Dr. Allan Strauss discovered research demonstrating that there is a safe alternative therapeutic available to treat hyperfunctional facial lines that is more cost effective than Botoxulinum Type A injections. It is possible to treat fine lines and wrinkles caused by muscular contraction, or in other terms “expression lines” such as the crows feet, frown line, and forehead lines using this alternative and more affordable method.
Results are generally immediate and, depending on the desired cosmetic effect, on average results last 6-12 months.
* Disclaimer: there is no assurance of achieving a desired or specific result in treatment. Although everything possible is done to ensure a positive result, each of our patients responds differently to care. Claims or testimonials on this site are not to be interpreted as the average patient experience.