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.
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.