Botulinum Toxin A, a purified protein that binds to nerve endings, relaxes the small muscles preventing the appearance of “dynamic” wrinkles that are caused by repeated facial expressions including frown lines, crow’s feet, horizontal forehead creases, and other facial wrinkles. Expertly injected by Dr. Wattenberg and Dr. Lefkowicz, you can reverse the visible signs of aging without losing your natural expression. The effect generally lasts from three to five months. In some cases, after multiple treatments, results can last longer and treatments may be done less frequently. The procedure takes only minutes. A tiny amount of Botox is injected directly into a specific facial muscle, causing the muscle that creates the wrinkle to relax. Since the muscle can no longer contract, the wrinkle disappears. Some patients may experience a slight but temporary bruising at the injection site, but this is easily camouflaged with makeup. A temporary headache is not uncommon after injections in the forehead area, especially after the first treatment. You can go back to work and resume light activities right after treatment. BOTOX has been used worldwide for many years for both medical indications and cosmetic purposes. Millions of people have been treated both safely and efficaciously.
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) can also be treated by Botulinum toxin. After injection, the action of the skin’s sweat glands which are responsible for excessive perspiration are weakened. A single treatment session can provide months of relief, and injections can be repeated when the excessive perspiration returns.