Botulinum toxin (Botox) injection therapy is a nonsurgical procedure commonly used to restore a youthful appearance to skin. Botox can smooth out frown lines and crow’s feet at the corner of the eyes, eliminate forehead creases and diminish the appearance of scars.
How Does It Work?
Botox works by relaxing overactive muscles that cause lines to form. It is generally safe for all skin types, even sensitive skin and requires very little recovery time. When administered by a trained physician, Botox effects are soft and subtle, but impactful.
Because this treatment is administered with tiny injections and no anesthesia is required, it can be performed during an office visit with minimal discomfort.
What Happens After Botox?
Your normal activities can be continued with ease. Line and crease smoothing will be visible within days and may continue to improve for as long as a week. Results may vary, but typically last between four and six months.
Common side-effects following injection can include headache, respiratory infection, flu-like symptoms and nausea.
Although not considered surgery, the administration of botulinum toxin injection therapy is a medical procedure with risks that depend on the training and experience of the clinician, the clinical setting and the technique used. Call today for an appointment with our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians: 314-996-3880.