BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is an approach to reversing the affects of facial wrinkles including crow’s feet, worry lines and laugh lines.

What to expect
Cosmetic denervation is the process of injecting BOTOX (Botulinum Toxin) into the tiny facial muscles that create the wrinkles – effectively causing temporary paralysis of those particular muscles. BOTOX Cosmetic injections are performed without anesthesia because they use tiny micro needles that are virtually painless except for small stings. The procedure only takes minutes and patients are ready to leave the office soon after and drive themselves home.

After the procedure, patients may experience slight bruising around the area that will quickly fade. Normal activities can be performed immediately. Possible side effects are temporary weakness of nearby muscles or in rare cases an eyelid may droop. BOTOX Cosmetic is completely reversible so any side effect is only a temporary condition. Dr. Hagan will explain all associated risks at the time of your consultation.

The effects of BOTOX become visible within several days and its full effect is evident at seven days. Another session of BOTOX may be necessary in order to achieve the desired result. The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times per year to retain the effects. Research has suggested, however, that long-term use of the injections may lead to a longer duration of each treatment’s effect.

Patients over the age of 65 may not experience such dramatic results. BOTOX Cosmetic is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.