What benefits can I expect
from BOTOX treatment?
Botox can decrease the strength of the underlying upper
facial muscles. By relaxing these muscles, your frown
lines, squint lines, nasal crunch lines, and
horizontal forehead wrinkles become less deep. Your
muscle strength and action will be minimized. Botox
works on the muscles underneath the skin and
therefore, any creases found in the skin will not be
changed. There are other methods which can be used to
improve those creases such as collagen injections and/or
What is BOTOX?
Botox is a substance produced by a bacteria called "Clostridium
Botulinum". It has been purified under very strict
Are there any patients who
should not receive BOTOX?
Botox should not be given to pregnant women, nursing
mothers or people who have myasthenia gravis or muscle
Does the injection hurt?
When injected, Botox does not cause irritation or inflammation.
Occasionally patients have complained that the fluid
felt like a very mild sting and/or pressure.
Are there any side effects?
Because of the tiny doses that are used for upper facial
wrinkles, rare side effects have been reported, such
as temporary eyelid weakness.
Does BOTOX interact with
It is always important to let Dr. Deans know if you
are taking other drugs and specifically aminoglycoside
antibiotics. These types of antibiotics may increase
the effect of Botox
How long does BOTOX take
The effects are usually first noticed in 72 hours and
it may take up to 10 days to maximize the effect..
How long do the effects of
Botox lasts from 4 to 11 months for upper facial wrinkling.
Most patients get reinjected in six months..
Does it mean that I will
need more injections?
Yes. Injections twice a year are often common to maintain
a benefit over a long period of time.