Botox™ Cosmetic

Relieve lines on the forehead & around the eyes. .

PROCEDURE PERFORMED BY: ED BECKER, M.D. MELISSA PATTEE, PA-C JAY ZIMMERMAN, M.D.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is America's most popular cosmetic treatment. It's a non-surgical technique that reduces "frown lines" between the eyebrows, as well as lines on the forehead and around the eyes -- creating a more youthful appearance, without anesthesia, and with essentially no downtime or recovery.

Results

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The treatment, which takes fifteen to twenty minutes, consists of a few injections that relax the muscles whose repeated contractions cause those tough lines to form over time. It's appropriate for both men and women.

Patients are generally able to return immediately to work or to normal activity. Appearance improves within the first few days, increasing over the first week, and the effect lasts for up to four months.

We begin treatment by determining exactly where to administer the injections for best results. No anesthesia is required, and any discomfort -- similar to a bug bite -- is minimal and brief. There are generally no significant side-effects, though occasionally there may be slight temporary bruising from the injections, easily covered by makeup.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a natural, purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium, administered directly into the overactive muscles that cause lines to form, blocking the nerve impulses that cause contractions. The protein remains localized and does not travel elsewhere in the body. This procedure has been widely tested and established, and is approved by the FDA for cosmetic use.