Injectable Wrinkle Relaxers
After an evaluation and a discussion of the desired goals, potential benefits as well as possible risks from the use of BOTOX®, Dysport or Xeomin, Dr. Terrasse may administer these FDA approved products to help control overactive muscles of the face and neck that may be causing excessive wrinkling of the overlying skin. A 10-minute office procedure, BOTOX® injections are used to decrease the appearance of lines between the eyebrows, across the forehead, in the crow’s feet area, and in some cases the area around the mouth and lips and neck. Typically the effects of the treatment are apparent in 3 to 5 days and the improved appearance may persist from 2 to 6 months with the average benefit lasting around three months, when it can be safely administered again. Patients can still frown, smile, or look animated as desired but with much softer and natural appearing creases and wrinkles.