As a service to patients, Dr. Brown offers Botox in the office. Botox is a minor cosmetic procedure used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, usually on the face.
Botox® is a prescription medication that is injected into the muscles between the brows, on the forehead or along the lateral aspect of the eyes (crow’s feet). This is done to reduce the look of moderate to severe frown lines. Botox blocks the nerve impulses in the muscles, thus temporarily paralyzing the muscles in those areas. As the muscle activity reduces, so do the appearance of frown lines.
Only those considered to be good candidates should be given Botox. People who may have muscle or nerve disorders, infections near the treatment site, some breathing problems, or other medical conditions which Dr. Brown will review, should not get a Botox treatment. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should not receive Botox.
In most cases there are either no side effects, or mild side effects like localized discomfort or some swelling. The process typically takes about 10 minutes.
As with any procedure, you should weigh the risks and the benefits. Dr. Brown will go over your medical history to make sure you are a good candidate for Botox Cosmetic. He will also review the more serious risks, which include problems speaking or swallowing, vision issues, infection, allergic reactions (like wheezing, dizziness or fainting), or trouble breathing. These reactions can be life-threatening.
Ultimately, the benefits of Botox Cosmetic include the reduced look of wrinkles between the brows and what many consider to be a younger appearance.
If you’re interested in receiving Botox, talk with Dr. Brown about whether Botox is right for you.