How does Botox® work?

Botox® Cosmetic injections reduce fine wrinkles between the eyebrows and diminish the prominence of crow’s feet. It is a safe way to temporarily reduce the appearance of fine lines around the eyes and forehead. Botox® Cosmetic is an FDA-approved substance, originally approved as a medical treatment to control excessive contraction of the muscles around the eyes. Because the patients receiving Botox® Cosmetic for that purpose were experiencing smoother skin and less wrinkling around the eyes, it was discovered that a lower dose of the chemical might be used for cosmetic purposes.

Dr. Sandel has recently been named by Allergan, Inc., the makers of Botox® Cosmetic, as the number one injector of Botox® in Annapolis. The Sandel Duggal Center for Plastic Surgery has also been awarded with the Brilliant Distinctions Customer Loyalty program. This gives our patients exclusive discounts on all Allergan, Inc. products such as Botox®, Juvéderm®, and Latisse®.

Botox® Cosmetic treatments are not permanent. The effects last about three to four months on the average. Dr. Sandel and Dr. Duggal may recommend combining Botox® Cosmetic injections with other treatments such as chemical peels, laser skin treatments, and injectable fillers depending on your needs and desires.

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Facial rejuvenation does not just mean a facelift. There are many other surgical and non-surgical options which can help you look younger and more refreshed, while always making sure you still look like YOU.”

Claire Duggal, MD