BOTOX injections are the most popular cosmetic treatments in the U.S. and the world. Since it was first approved for wrinkle reduction nearly 2 decades ago, the number of women and men requesting this safe and effective procedure has increased by more than 800%. BOTOX, along with fillers, are a large part of our Rochester, NY med spa practice.
While BOTOX can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions—everything from wrinkles to migraines—it is most commonly used to improve 3 main facial areas. Here are a few transformative results patients can expect from BOTOX.
Before: Wrinkles at the corners of the eyes can create a tired, older appearance. A lifetime of squinting causes these fine lines to develop (which is why it’s a good idea to wear sunglasses). Crow’s feet are most obvious when either smiling or laughing.
After: As crow’s feet cover a small area of the face, treatment time tends to take only a few minutes. The following injections relax the muscles surrounding the eye, smoothing out skin texture and fading fine lines. The result opens the eyes while helping you look years younger.
Horizontal Forehead Lines
Before: Forehead lines are hard to avoid. They can be caused by repetitive frowning, but also just from age, genetics, and sun damage. Horizontal lines tend to convey age and break up the smooth appearance of the forehead.
After: When injected into the forehead, BOTOX temporarily paralyzes your muscles and prevents them from contracting—which causes wrinkles in the first place. The injection dosage is carefully monitored so the results look natural and you can still create normal facial expressions. The newly smoothed skin stays relaxed even during times of stress. This creates an even, calm appearance.
Before: Glabellar lines—often called “frown lines” or “worry lines”—are vertical lines between your brows. Because we are often expressive with our forehead and eyebrows, these wrinkles can quickly develop into deep lines over time. The creases can cause an angry, distressed, or tired look. The treatment to fix these symptoms is sometimes called a “BOTOX brow lift.”
After: The injections are placed between your eyebrows (with additional injections at the ends of your eyebrows if necessary). The underlying muscles relax and your skin quickly appears smoother. Easing tension between your brows helps prevent deeper frown lines from forming. Your expression becomes more rested, calm, and easygoing.
BOTOX treatments are safe and straightforward. With a few injections of a small needle, we can create noticeable results that help in your fight against aging. Results last an average of 3 to 4 months and many patients schedule treatments as needed. Browse our before-and-after gallery to see examples of our satisfied BOTOX patients.
If you’re interested in BOTOX or have any other questions about injectables, request a consultation online or by calling (585) 244-1010.