Treatment of Facial Wrinkles
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are a revolutionary approach to reversing the affects of
facial wrinkles. Crows feet, worry lines and laugh lines can all be a thing of
To better understand
your overall health, Dr. Kim will evaluate your medical history prior to
treatment. In addition, a complete examination of your eyes is made in order to
decide the most effective injection sites. All issues and concerns will be
The areas that will
be treated are marked and digital photographs are taken in order to determine
the amount of improvement after surgery.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic Procedure
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are performed without anesthesia because they are virtually
painless. Only a very small sting is felt when the injections are made. The
effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times per
year to retain the effects. Research has suggested, however, that long term use
of the injections leads to a longer duration of each treatment's effect.
Patients over the age of 65 may not experience such dramatic results. BOTOX®
Cosmetic are only useful in treating expression lines and cannot
be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.
After the operation
patients may experience slight bruising around the area that quickly fades.
Normal activities can be performed immediately. Possible side effects are
temporary weakness of nearby muscles or in rare cases an eyelid may droop.
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments are completely reversible so any side effect is
only a temporary condition. The doctor will explain all risks associated at the
time of your consultation.
(onabotulinumtoxinA), a prescription medicine, is a purified protein that
temporarily improves the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the
brows in adults.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is
administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment
that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by
blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity
that causes persistent lines to form between the brows.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is
certainly not just for women. If you are a man and think it’s time to do
something about those stubborn lines between your brows, talk to Dr. Kim about
whether BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.