Botox injections are used to relax the muscles of the face that are responsible for “dynamic” wrinkles, or wrinkles that are caused by repeated muscle contraction, as opposed to gravity and sun damage. These areas include the forehead, the “crows feet” around the eyes, and the frown lines between the eyebrows. A tiny amount can also be used to subtly reshape the lips and lower face. Dr. Sewell uses botox artfully to avoid any sort of “frozen” appearance.
Treatment consists of a number of tiny injections with a very fine needle directly into the muscle. Discomfort is minimal, and there is essentially no recovery period, making botox a great “lunchtime” procedure! Effects of the injections begin to appear within a few days. The results generally last around three to six months, after which time the injections must be repeated to maintain the effect.