What is Botox®?
Botox® is the trade name for the Botulinum Toxin type A, a medical protein derived from the Clostridium bacteria under special laboratory conditions. This is an exciting product that can safely and effectively improve frown lines and crow’s feet. Results from a Botox® procedure can bring forth remarkable improvement in smoothing out wrinkles caused by hyperactive facial muscles.
- Glabella frown lines (wrinkles between eyebrows)
- Forehead creases and horizontal forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
The Botox® Procedure
Corrects deeper folds. Sometimes used in conjunction with Restylane.
Potential Side Effects
- Mild swelling at the injection site
- Localized numbness
- Temporary loss of function of a nearby muscle (e.g. drooping lid)
Side effects are rare but can occur. Do not hesitate to ask your surgeon if you have any questions regarding the use of Botox.®