BOTOX® is a well-known cosmetic treatment that has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is an injectable medication that is used to relax the muscles in the face, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The active ingredient in BOTOX® is botulinum toxin, which is a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes the muscles that cause wrinkles. BOTOX® is commonly used in cosmetic dermatology to treat wrinkles on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes, such as crow’s feet. The treatment takes only a few minutes and involves a series of small injections. Results typically last for three to four months, after which the treatment can be repeated. One of the main advantages of BOTOX® is that it is a non-surgical option for reducing the signs of aging, making it a popular choice for those who want to improve their appearance without undergoing surgery. While BOTOX® is generally considered safe, there are some potential side effects to be aware of. These may include temporary bruising, redness, or swelling at the injection site. In rare cases, patients may experience headaches, nausea, or flu-like symptoms. In even rarer cases, patients may experience drooping eyelids or eyebrows, although this usually resolves on its own within a few weeks. It’s important to choose a qualified and experienced provider for your BOTOX® treatments, as this can help minimize the risk of side effects. Dr. Neily can also help you understand what to expect before, during, and after your treatment, and can answer any questions you may have about the procedure. Call us to schedule your BOTOX® appointment today.