Botulinum Toxin Injections

botulinum-toxin-injectionAnti-wrinkle injections of Botulinum A toxin are commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of dynamic facial wrinkles and lines. It is injected under the skin into areas surrounding the eyes, forehead and mouth to smooth crow’s feet, frown and worry lines. The product works by blocking the nerve impulses to the muscles, reducing their ability to contract, thereby relaxing wrinkles.

A treatment typically consists of several small injections. It works by temporarily weakening the treated muscles so that the skin relaxes and facial wrinkles and lines become less noticeable. Results can be seen in 4-10 days and can last 4 to 6 months.

Discomfort is minimal. The entire procedure can be performed during a routine office visit and patients may return back to work immediately.

Remember: The best way to prevent wrinkles is to avoid the sun. Use a sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher such as AVA Radiance Day Cream.