BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is a very popular, simple office-based procedure used to help smooth unwanted facial wrinkles. It is used most commonly on the sides of the eyes (crow’s feet), in-between the eyebrows for vertical skin creases, and within the forehead for horizontal skin creases. Good candidates for treatment include men and women who have unwanted wrinkles which appear with animation and emotional expression. Termed hyperdynamic lines, these wrinkles are the result of underlying muscle contraction in areas of dynamic movement.
Our facial plastic surgeon, Dr. John Hilinski, performs a series of tiny injections strategically placed into select muscles to relax their movement. Because muscles are the source of skin creases and wrinkles, relaxing their movement results in a smoother skin surface. A topical anesthetic applied to the skin thirty to forty-five minutes before treatment may be used, along with a cold compress used just prior to treatment. The injection itself takes just five to ten minutes to complete.
Most patients return to normal activity within a few hours. Improvements can be seen as early as 48 hours after the procedure. Results typically last 3-4 months.
“I have been going to Dr.Hilinski for injections for about a year now. The results are always exactly as we discussed, and most importantly natural. Dr. Hilinski is really amazing at what he does. I have referred many of my friends to his office, they all have had the same experience, and look amazing. He is so friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. I have never had a better experience with a Doctor. I have complete trust in him as a patient and will continue to recommend him to anyone that is looking for a Facial Plastic Surgeon.”
There is minimal downtime, though some temporary redness and swelling may be present for a few minutes after treatment. Ice compresses will be applied for several minutes after the injection. Most patients return to normal activity within a few hours. Improvements can be seen as early as 48 hours after the procedure. Results typically last 3-4 months.
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