Years of squinting, concentrating or frowning can cause your skin to furrow and crease. Because your skin becomes less elastic over the years, those lines remain even when your muscles aren’t contracting. Botox® Cosmetic can give you noticeable results whether your frown lines are moderate or severe. Dr. Taek Kim is one of the most sought after cosmetic doctors in the area for Botox injections. Contact us to schedule a consultation and find out if Botox is right for you.
BOTOX Cosmetic works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes the persistent lines to form between the brows.
About Botox® Cosmetic
Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medicine FDA approved to temporarily relieve moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein derived from Clostridium Botulinum. Botox is the most popular injection of its kind on the market, though Dr. Kim does offer several types and can help you choose the right one to meet your needs and goals. Botox was the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA and has a proven record of success and patient satisfaction. Botox® Cosmetic can be used to treat:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Glabella lines (between eyebrows)
- Crow’s feet
- Wrinkles under eye lids
- ”Smoker’s” lines above lips
- Corners of mouth
- Gummy smiles (pronounced upper gums)
- Chin dimples and wrinkles
- Horizontal wrinkles of the neck
Why Does Skin Age?
Aging skin and wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It’s not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, hormone loss, or damage caused by free radicals. The 11s – those vertical lines that appear between your brows – result from muscle contractions. When you concentrate, squint, or frown, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. After years of frequent contraction, those wrinkles can linger even after the muscles are at rest.
Your 1’s, 11’s, or 111’s are those moderate to severe vertical frown lines between your brows. Years of squinting, concentrating, or frowning can cause your skin to furrow and crease. As your skin becomes less elastic, those moderate to severe frown lines remain—even when your muscles are not contracting.
With a few tiny injections, BOTOX Cosmetic blocks nerve impulses to the injected muscles, which reduces the muscle activity that causes those persistent 1′s, 11′s, or 111′s to form. This reduced muscle activity helps reduce the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between your brows. Whether you’re a 1, 11, or 111, BOTOX® Cosmetic may be right for you!
About the Botox® Procedure
Using a tiny micro-needle, Dr. Kim precisely injects a small amount into your chosen areas, a procedure that takes less than 15 minutes and has no downtime. You can do it on your lunch hour! On average, the effects of Botox treatment last between 3–4 months. Dr. Kim will advise you when to schedule your follow up appointment.
BOTOX injections have been used safely and effectively for decades to treat many ophthalmologic and neurological disorders. Dr. Kim purchases Botox directly from Allergan, the only FDA-approved source in the U.S. For full safety information, visit www.botoxcosmetic.com/safety
BOTOX ® Cosmetic FAQ
How does Botox work?
Botox works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.
How soon will I see results?
Within days of treatment, you will see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of frown lines. Results continue to improve for up to 30 days and last up to 4 months.
Will my expression look natural?
It is important to choose a skilled cosmetic doctor to administer Botox treatment to ensure a natural appearance. Dr. Kim has many years experience treating patients with Botox and will deliver results that are natural looking. Though the muscle activity that causes frown lines will be reduced, you will still be able to use those muscles to frown or look surprised without wrinkles and creases between the brows.