What is Botox® Cosmetic?
Botox® Cosmetic temporarily improves the appearance of frown lines between the brows, crow’s feet, and forehead lines.
How do wrinkles form?
Repeated muscle contraction is one of the underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead lines. Frowning, squinting, and raising eyebrows over the years can cause these wrinkles to develop.
Injecting Botox® Cosmetic into these specific muscles can temporarily reduce muscle activity, and thereby smooth out the overlying wrinkles or lines.
What to Expect
During your consultation, Dr. Dawn Scruggs will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you. The actual injection process by Dr. Dawn Scruggs takes less than 10 minutes. There is minimal downtime or recovery after your Botox® Cosmetic treatment.
You may begin to notice a visible smoothing of your treated wrinkles and lines within 24 to 48 hours, with results lasting up to 4 months.
Possible side effects
Most common side effects include bruising and swelling. Less common side effects include brow drooping, eyelid drooping, eyelid swelling. Rare side effects include dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache; neck pain, eye problems (double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes), and allergic reactions.
At your consultation, please be sure to tell Dr. Dawn Scruggs about:
- All medications you take, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Let her know if you have been treated with a botulinum toxin product in the last 4 months and whether you experienced any allergies or side effects.
- Your medical conditions, including any muscle or nerve conditions such as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, or if you have had any swallowing or breathing problems in the past.
- If you have had surgery on your face or plan to do so. Dr. Dawn Scruggs should also be told if you have weakness in your forehead muscles, have trouble raising your eyebrows, or have drooping eyelids.
- If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant or if you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.
“I look forward to meeting you, and helping you refresh your look with Botox® Cosmetic.”
-Dr. Dawn Scruggs