Wrinkles, frown lines, and crows feet are caused by constant use of muscles beneath the skin. Frowns for example will with time, cause wrinkles to appear between the eyebrows.
No, but Botox can decrease the strength of the muscle into which it is injected. This relaxation of the muscles causes wrinkles and frown lines to become dramatically less visible.
Any discomfort is usually very slight and brief. Some physicians numb the area to be treated with a cold pack.
Within a few days marked improvement will be seen in wrinkles and frown lines. Lines continue to improve for up to a month, and the ﬁnal result can last as long as four months.
Drooping and sagging skin cannot be corrected with Botox. Sun damaged and wrinkled leathery skin will also not beneﬁt from Botox treatment.
Recent surveys show that the average cost of a single treatment is about $400. Multi site treatment can cost more.
Botox should not be used on patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a neurologic disease.