BOTOX® Cosmetic Injection for facial wrinkles is one of the most effective treatments in the field of cosmetic surgery. Very few treatments produce such impressive results with no healing time required. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a muscle weakener that is derived from bacteria that have been purified for use in humans. BOTOX® Cosmetic is used to treat “frown lines” which are sometimes called “scowl lines” or “worry lines”. These are the lines seen between the eyes and on the bridge of the nose. In addition, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are used for “crow’s feet” wrinkles and forehead wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic also can be used for the bands that develop underneath the chin and extend to the neck. Botox Cosmetic is also used by the doctors at Berks Oral Surgery to treat migraine headaches, bruxism (tooth grinding), and some facial pain syndromes.
The injections are performed in the office with an ultra fine needle and the number of injections required varies with the degree of wrinkling. Many patients receive BOTOX® Cosmetic injections on their lunch hour and return to work. Botox is truly a lunchtime procedure. The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic begin between 24-72 hours and the effect lasts an average of 3 months. There is some evidence that after several repeated injections, the effects last longer.
To schedule a consultation, please contact our treatment coordinator at 610-374-4093.
BOTOX® FOR FOREHEAD WINKLES
BOTOX® injections into the forehead region can dramatically reduce wrinkling and create a smooth, youthful appearance. Most patients also receive treatment in between the eyebrow region (glabella) to reduce scowl/frown lines.
BOTOX® FOR SCOWL/FROWN LINES
Scowl/frown lines (area between the brows) are the most common area treated in our practice. Filler injection (RESTYLANE®) may also be necessary to improve the dermal lines or creases.
BOTOX® FOR CROW’S FEET
The crow’s feet area has become the second most requested treatment area in our practice.
BOTOX® FOR THE JAW MUSCLES
BOTOX® Cosmetic to slim the face: Some patients have very active jaw muscles that give their face a very square shape. These are called the masseter muscles and are the main muscles used for chewing and biting. Injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic in these muscles can reduce their size and give a square face a much more tapered or oval appearance. In addition, many patients grind their teeth and this also can cause increase in the size of the masseter muscle as well as pain, and tenderness. Our doctors use BOTOX® Cosmetic to assist in the treatment of tooth grinding and facial pain.
BOTOX® FOR THE CHIN DIMPLING
The mentalis muscle is located on the front of the chin and in some patients produces wrinkles and dimpling during talking, smiling and eating. Several small Botox injections are very effective in smoothing the dimples.