Botox® and Xeomin® have become one of the most common non-surgical cosmetic treatments. It essentially is used to relax facial muscles and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Areas of concentration are usually around the forehead and eyes.
For wrinkle treatment, Botox® is primarily used to treat dynamic wrinkles. These wrinkles occur naturally around the eyes and mouth, as well as in between your eyebrows. They become more pronounced with age. Botox® injections relax the muscles near these wrinkles. Not allowing the muscles to move reduces the appearance of dynamic wrinkles.
Botox® is not used for fine lines caused by collagen breakdown.
At Fountain of You MD, we will inject the muscles that contribute to the specific wrinkles you want to be treated. The injection process itself takes just a few minutes with noticeable results within two weeks.
Botox® injections produce results for most people, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAOS). You’ll likely see noticeable effects within a week of the injection. Side effects are minimal, and most go away after a short time. You may not notice the full effects of Botox® if you have certain conditions that prevent them. You’ll need to talk to your healthcare provider about all these potential risks ahead of time.
Once you receive the injections, you’ll be able to continue your daily activities without any recovery time. The effects of Botox® last about 3 to 4 months. Then, you’ll need additional treatments if you want to maintain the results.