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botox botles

A treatment which is delivered to treat and prevent wrinkles. The treatment can be delivered in about 10-15 minutes. There are many places in the face Botox® can be used:

  • Glabella, the “11’s,” between the eyebrows. Also can create a mild eyebrow lift or arch.
  • Crows feet, decreases the lines at the corner of the eye
  • Forehead- decreases the lines of the forehead
  • DAO- lifting the corners of the mouth
  • Lip flip- fuller lips without filler
  • Bunny lines- wrinkles on the nose
  • Platysma- creates a mild chin lift
  • Dimpled chin- smoothing
  • Masseter- for a softer jaw line

Results typically begin to wear off about 3 months.

Wrinkles begin to appear when the underlying muscle is “flexed” (or contracts.) Botox® is a protein that binds to nerves, preventing the release of the signal to contract. When the muscle cannot contract, the overlying skin is no longer being crinkled, therefore softening wrinkles already present as well as preventing new wrinkles from forming. There are other companies who make neuromodulators similar to Botox®, such as Xeomin® or Dysport®. Xeomin® is also available at Emi-MD.

The dosing of Botox® is different for every person. Not enough Botox® leaves muscles weak, but still able to move, and this is the goal of “micro-Botox®.” This also wears off more quickly. The muscle, which is not allowed to flex and become strong, becomes weaker over time, and thereby requires less Botox® to keep effects.

Dr. Emi uses a cold pack to help to the area treated, which also helps to reduce possible bleeding or bruising. Through the use of a very tiny needle, the discomfort of the procedure is minimal. Please do not rub the areas for the next 4 hours. Abstain from alcohol for the remainder of the day.