Botox for Facial Wrinkles:

Botox is a natural, purified protein that is administered at very low doses below the skin in a 10 minute treatment that consists of a few tiny injections. For years, Botox has been used as a nonsurgical treatment for uncontrollable facial spasms and disorders of the eye (such as misaligned eyes). Now it is used as a safe and effective way to reduce facial wrinkles without surgery.

Dr. Sacks injects the Botox directly into the targeted facial muscles. The effects of Botox-induced muscle relaxation begin to occur within three to five days. By the end of the first week, you will probably notice a significant reduction of fine lines and wrinkles around the treated areas. Repeat injections of Botox may be given after the effect wears off, usually within four to five months. The most common facial sites to be treated are the glabellar region (between the eye brows), the skin adjacent to the eyes (crow's feet), and the forehead skin.

Most patients go right back to work or continue their activities immediately after the procedure. The most common side effects are bruising at the site of injection, which is temporary and can be covered up by makeup. Other side effects include headache, respiratory infection, flu syndrome, temporary eyelid droop, and nausea.

Ask Dr. Sacks if you have any questions regarding Botox.

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