What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and moderate to severe crow’s feet lines in adults.
How does it work?
BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the surface and blocks the release of a substance called acetylcholine. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe wrinkles to form.
Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, or damage caused by free radicals. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet.BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet to form over time.
Your doctor will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into the muscles that cause frown lines and crow’s feet lines, temporarily reducing the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines.
When can I expect to see results?
You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours with the maximum effect visible at 30 days.
How long does the treatment take?
Your doctor will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you. The actual injection process takes about 10 minutes.
How long is the recovery time?
After your treatment, you can resume your day. There is minimal downtime and your doctor may give you specific aftercare instructions.
“I’ve had migraines since childhood and I’ve tried literally every treatment and home remedy I could find. I had a headache every single day of my life. As a sign language interpreter and a busy mom, my migraines were debilitating. Just to manage my day-to-day symptoms, I saw two different neurologists, was taking several long-term migraine medications, and also taking Tylenol every day.
Dr. Gojgini mentioned Botox for migraine treatment to me about a year ago, and I initially brushed it off as just another treatment that wouldn’t work for me. When I finally tried it, I was absolutely amazed. A couple days after my Botox session, my headaches had disappeared. I am no longer taking one of my medications, I’m down to a half dose of my other medication, and I stopped taking Tylenol. I didn’t realize how much pain I was in until the pain was gone for the first time in as long as I can remember. My only regret about using Botox for treatment of my migraines is that I didn’t try it sooner.”
– C. L., River Valley Dental Patient