Good Candidate for Botox®:
- Generally healthy
- Has facial lines and wrinkles caused by overactive muscles
- Not pregnant or nursing
Botox® is a protein that is injected into overactive facial muscles, which blocks the chemicals that cause specific muscles to contract. It is a quick, minimally invasive procedure performed right in the office.
You may resume all regular activities immediately after injection. Bruising may occur at the injection site and a mild headache may be experienced for a day or two. It often takes a few days to see the results of your Botox® treatment, with peak reaction 3-4 weeks after injection. Results last 3-5 months depending on the severity of the area being treated.