For patients with aesthetic concerns, BOTOX Cosmetic treatment can temporarily eliminate wrinkles between the eyebrows and around the eyes.
What is BOTOX Cosmetic?
BOTOX Cosmetic injections are typically used for both cosmetic and medical eye treatments. For patients with aesthetic concerns, BOTOX Cosmetic treatments can temporarily eliminate wrinkles between the eyebrows and around the eyes. Injections can also relieve the effects of crossed or lazy eyes, which are caused by an imbalance in the muscles that control eye position.
How does BOTOX work?
BOTOX blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. Treatments relax the muscles so that they do not contract as intensely. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled, while the untreated facial muscles contract as they usually do. BOTOX Cosmetic treatments are also preventative against lines and wrinkles becoming deeper over time.
Are the treatments safe?
BOTOX injections have been used safely and effectively for over ten years to treat many ophthalmologic and neurological disorders. Each year many thousands of patients receive BOTOX treatments for a variety of conditions. It is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for reversing the visible signs of aging.
What can I expect during treatments?
A very small amount of BOTOX Cosmetic is injected with a fine micro-needle. Injections are made very precisely into several locations in the face. No sedation or local anesthetic is required, and you can resume normal activities immediately. When injected in small amounts, the treatment works to hinder the targeted muscles. The treatments take about 10 minutes, and the effects usually last for several months.
What should I expect from the results?
The results are usually dramatic and are revealed within 7-14 days.* A single treatment can relax muscles for as long as 3-5 months.* The treatment “quiets” the upper one-third of the face and can make you look much more youthful.*
Are there any side effects?
The side effects of BOTOX Cosmetic are rare and generally localized to the skin areas that were treated. Some patients may experience slight, temporary bruising at the injection site. This can be easily covered with makeup. Risks and side effects depend on the person who is administering the injections.
Before and after results
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.
Request a consultation in the San Fernando Valley
If you’re interested in BOTOX as either an aesthetic or medical eye treatment, schedule a consultation Emerald Aesthetics Center. Dr. Natalia Tilki will discuss your goals and create a custom treatment plan for you. Fill out the appointment request form on our site or give us a call at (818) 990-0088.
* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.