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BOTOX® has proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation and is capable of producing improvements in your appearance.

Dr. Martén trained with one of the top injectors in the country to learn the best practices in BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers to accurately and effectively treat fine facial lines and wrinkles for both men and women.

Reasons for Considering a BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment:

  • Large wrinkles or furrows in your forehead.
  • Small wrinkles or “crow’s feet” around your eyes.
  • A vertical “frown line” or creases between your eyebrows.

BOTOX® Treatments

BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injection that works by temporarily blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles, thereby relaxing them. The result is the underlying facial muscles relax and the skin begins to smooth out. Benefits from treatment are visible within 3-5 days following treatment.

Results typically last an average of four months. Patients may choose to repeat the procedure for continued improvement and results (typically 3-4 times per year).

During treatment, a cream with a local anesthetic may be placed on your skin prior to treatment. Typically a small amount of BOTOX® Cosmetic is injected into the area of the wrinkle with a very tiny gauge needle.

Before the Procedure:

You will be seated in a reclining chair in an exam room.  No anesthesia is required, however, your doctor may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream.

The Procedure:

Dr. Martén will determine where to administer the injections by examining your ability to move certain muscles in your brow area. The entire BOTOX Cosmetic injection procedure takes approximately 10 minutes.

After the Procedure

There’s no recovery time needed. You are ready to get on with your day! Please take note of the few restrictions listed below. The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea.

Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection.

Patients are able to return to their normal activities after the procedure, but should follow the post-procedure guidelines:

Patients should avoid:

  • engaging in heavy physical exercise
  • applying cosmetics
  • laying down flat for a minimum of 4 hours after the injections
  • rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 24 hours

Frequently Asked Questions About BOTOX® Cosmetic

BOTOX Cosmetic and BOTOX (made by Allergan) have 6 U.S. FDA label approvals, including treatment of expression lines/facial wrinkles and hyperhidrosis. When injected by a properly qualified and trained doctor in an appropriate medical setting, U.S. FDA-approved BOTOX Cosmetic is an extremely safe treatment.

BOTOX is a botulinum type A that has been reviewed by the FDA and approved to treat specific medical disorders such as blepharospasm. BOTOX Cosmetic is a botulinum type A that has been reviewed by the FDA and approved to treat frown lines.

BOTOX and BOTOX Cosmetic are FDA-approved drugs, and a naturally-derived protein called botulinum toxin. Toxins are naturally occurring substances that at defined doses are capable of causing illness. BOTOX injections are used to correct functional neurologic disorders or for cosmetic reasons. When injected properly with appropriate dosing, the risk of complications is extremely low. However, as with any medical treatment, there is the potential for adverse effects, and therefore, prior to treatment patients must be informed about the potential risks of these treatments.

No, BOTOX is a naturally occurring protein. Even in high doses, it does not result in botulism.

BOTOX for cosmetic purposes is FDA approved for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people ages 18-65.