Dr. Valdez is proud to offer Botox for our patients. Age, sun and stress can all contribute to facial lines and wrinkles which can deepen over time, making us look less than rested. Some of these lines can now be minimized, and in some cases erased, thanks to the help of Botox.
Botox Cosmetic is a prescription injection containing dilute amounts of Clostridium botulinum. In these small amounts, it is very effective in the relaxation of specific muscles. This controlled relaxation inhibits our ability to contract muscles that lead to deep lines and wrinkles. Botox has been approved for use in minimizing frown lines between the brows, but can be used in other areas as well, such as in the forehead, bunny lines and crow’s feet.
The effects can be seen within days and can last up to 4-6 months! Most common side effects with Botox Cosmetic are: bruising, tenderness and/or swelling to the treated area. These side effects are temporary and resolve within days. Occasionally, eyelid droop may be seen after injection. This is caused by migration of the solution directly after injection. It is important not to rub the area for at least 12 hours and lying down should be avoided for 3-4 hours following injection.
It only takes a few minutes!