Botox

Botox is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles to improve the look of moderate-to-severe lines affecting the forehead and corners of the eyes.  The most commonly treated areas include forehead lines, frown lines, and the “crow’s feet” lines.  The effects are temporary but usually last 3-5 months. Botox works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity and relaxes facial lines.

Preparing for your appointment:

Products to avoid:

  • Substances that increase risk of bruising, such as blood-thinning drugs (Coumadin), Vitamin E, aspirin, Motrin, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs 7 days prior

Contraindications:

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Neurological disease, such as myasthenia gravis