Botulinum Toxin A)Botulinum toxin (Type A) is a cosmetic injection that blocks the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. This effect relaxes and smooths the look of lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive movements on the face—most commonly, between the brows, crows-feet around the eyes, and horizontal forehead creases.
Botulinum toxin is also used cosmetically to balance facial asymmetry and relax tight neck bands, as well as medically to reduce perspiration, treat migraine headaches and muscle spasticity.
When to Consider Botulinum Toxin
Deep lines between your eyes make you look tired, angry, sad, or upset.
Your facial expressions cause wrinkles in and around your eyes and forehead.
There is asymmetry in your eyebrows or face that can be corrected by relaxing a muscle.
You suffer from migraine headaches and botulinum toxin may provide relief from this condition
Injections are relatively painless and carry a low risk, with little-to-no downtime.
Can help you appear less angry and more approachable
Make subtle changes that give you a refreshed or well-rested look
Effects of injections will only last three to six months
Risk of droopy eye or muscle if injected to heavy for a “frozen” look
If area to be injected is sensitive, bruising may occur