BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is a revolutionary approach to reversing the affects of facial wrinkles. crow’s feet, worry lines, and laugh lines can all be a thing of the past. These are referred to as dynamic wrinkle lines and all are treatable with this procedure. Cosmetic denervation is the process of injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic into the tiny facial muscles that create the wrinkles.
To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to surgery. In addition, a complete examination of your eyes is made in order to decide the most effective injection sites. All issues and concerns will be discussed.
The areas that will be treated are marked and digital photographs are taken in order to determine the amount of improvement after surgery.
Unlike many facilities, here at the Face and Jaw Surgery Center, Dr. Afshar administers BOTOX® himself. He feels this is an invaluable opportunity to discuss any concerns with the patient and to standardize the procedure in order to make it most predictable.
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are virtually painless. A combination of ice and topical anesthetic are available for optimal patient comfort. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times per year to retain the effects. Research has suggested, however, that long-term use of the injections leads to a longer duration of each treatment's effect. Patients over the age of 65 may not experience such dramatic results. BOTOX® Cosmetic is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.
After the procedure, patients may experience slight redness or bruising at the area of injection. This quickly fades. Normal activities may be performed immediately. BOTOX® Cosmetic is completely reversible so any side effect is only a temporary condition. The doctor will explain all associated risks at the time of your consultation.