BOTOX® Cosmetic has been used to temporarily reduce facial lines in over 1 million people. Since its approval by the FDA in 2002 BOTOX® Cosmetic has become extremely popular as a non surgical treatment for frown lines and wrinkles. These facial lines are caused by repeated muscle movement. As we frown or smile, muscles contract and pull the skin. As we age our skin becomes less elastic. Repeated pulling of the skin results in the formation of lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein that when injected into a muscle will block the nerve impulses that cause that muscle to move. The doctor injects small amounts of BOTOX® Cosmetic into the facial muscles responsible for the frown lines and wrinkles. By reducing the movement of the muscle the lines begin to diminish and the face appears much smoother.
The BOTOX® injections are minimally invasive and are administered in the doctor’s office The entire process usually takes less than 15 minutes. Most patients resume normal activities immediately following the treatment. Patients will usually see results within a few days. The treatment lasts approximately 4 months.
As with all cosmetic procedures there are risks. You should be properly evaluated by a qualified doctor to determine if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you. Call our office at 1-800-436-EYES (3937) or 413-584-6666 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Balin.