Botulinum toxin A, more commonly known as Botox, is a neurotoxin derived from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum that blocks the nerve signals responsible for muscle contraction. It is commonly used as a cosmetic treatment that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by preventing the muscle contractions responsible for wrinkle formation. Botox is especially effective in treating worry lines (forehead wrinkles), frown lines, and crow’s feet.
Botox at a Glance
- Botox smooths out forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet
- Quick treatment with minimal downtime
- Predictable, subtle results
Botox at 8 West Dental Care
At 8 West Dental Care, we offer free Botox consultations to ensure that Botox is the right fit for you. During a Botox consultation, Dr. Lam will perform a facial analysis to determine the best treatment locations. He will then discuss your proposed treatment plan and answer any questions you may have.
When receiving Botox treatment, ice will be applied to the treatment areas. The total number of injections you receive will depend on your individual treatment plan. To give you an idea, crow’s feet usually require injections in 3 muscle areas around each eye, frown lines generally require about 5 injections in between the brows and forehead, and forehead wrinkles usually require about 7 injections in the forehead muscle. In most cases, the entire treatment takes about 10-15 minutes.
After your Botox treatment, you can return to your normal daily routine. Within 24-48 hours, you may start to notice results. In most cases, the results of Botox treatment will last about four months, however this can vary from patient to patient.