The Quick Facts
Length of Procedure: 30 minutes
In or Outpatient Procedure: Inpatient
Botulinum injections, also referred to as Botox injections, is a temporary nonsurgical procedure to relax wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. This commonly performed and popular minimally invasive procedure uses an FDA approved medication delivered via localized, pinpoint injections.
This procedure is ideal for the patient who would like to reduce “Crows Feet” (Lateral Canthal Wrinkles), Frown lines between eye brows (Glabella), and Forehead Wrinkles (Transverse Forehead Rhytides). The wrinkles that respond best to Botulinum treatment are those that are caused by muscles, such as from frowning or squinting.
There is virtually no downtime after treatment. The effect lasts about four months on average.*
Deborah Geary, RN at Danyo & Gillespie Plastic Surgery is Allergan certified as a National Botox Injector and Instructor.
John W. Gillespie III, MD of Danyo & Gillespie Plastic Surgery is a Cosmetic Surgeon.
For more information, read our Botox blog post.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA approved for the temporary treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people ages 18-65.
Important BOTOX® Treatment Considerations
Serious heart problems and serious allergic reactions have been reported rarely. If you think you’re having an allergic reaction or other unusual symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, speaking or breathing, call your doctor immediately. 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 with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
* Disclaimer: Individual results may vary and specific results are not guaranteed.