For wrinkles around the eyebrows, eyes, and forehead, an amazingly simple, safe, and effective treatment is Botox. Botox is an injectable medication made from botulinum toxin type A which is used to keep certain undesirable muscles from contracting. It has been used for decades to address problems such as cervical dystonia and hyperhidrosis, for years and is approved by the FDA for cosmetic enhancement.
This medication can be injected directly into the muscles of the face to reduce contractions and, in turn, reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds on the upper third of the face.
The Center For Dermatology Cosmetic And Laser Surgery in Fremont and Milpitas is excited to offer this medication for patients who want to turn back the hands of time. Botox is commonly used to address the glabellar lines, often called frown lines, which are formed from the furrowing of the brow. It can also be used for crow’s feet around the eyes, and it can dramatically improve forehead creases.
Botox is a quick and relatively painless office procedure with almost immediate results. Relaxation of the affected muscles generally lasts for about four months at which time the injections are repeated.
Botox can be combined with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers such as Restylane, Juvéderm, and Perlane to provide optimum results. The best candidates for Botox are those who are experiencing the signs of aging, who are unhappy with forehead lines, frown lines, and crow’s feet, and who have realistic expectations. Patients are reminded that Botox injections will need to be continued in order to enjoy long-term benefits. Injections will not stop aging, but rather slow the inevitable formation of fine lines and wrinkles that will appear on the face over time.
With over 20 years of experience using Botox, our doctors have the expertise and know-how to administer this product safely and effectively. All injections are done by physicians, not nurses or assistants. Please use this link to access before and after photos.