We offer Botox® Cosmetic treatments here at the
Brentwood Medical Group& Laser Center.
About the Treatment
Botox® Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical physician and
nurse administrated treatment that can temporarily smooth
moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people
from 18 to 65 years of age. The American Society for
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ranked Botox® Cosmetic as the
most popular physician-administered aesthetic procedure in
the United States for the fourth year in a row (surgical
and non-surgical combined). It is the only treatment of
this type approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Procedure & Results
The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes and has
no downtime. Discomfort is minimal and brief. Results
appear within days after treatment and may continue to
improve for up to a week. Results thereafter show for up
to 4 months and may be followed by subsequent treatments.
Conditions that may be treated include:
moderate to severe brow frown lines
Before treatment, avoid any medications that can prolong
bleeding, such as aspirin and non-steroidal anti-
inflammatories, for at least a week in order to reduce
the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
Potential Side Effects and Post-treatment
After treatment, avoid heavy exertion and laying face down
for a short period following treatment. The most common
side effects following injection include temporary eyelid
droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation,
tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may
be associated with the injection.
Serious heart problems and serious allergic reactions have
been reported rarely. Conditions that may exclude you from
Botox® Cosmetic treatments include pregnancy and certain
neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or
What is Botox®?
Botox® Cosmetic is a natural, purified protein produced by
the Clostridium botulinum bacterium that is commonly
injected into the forehead to smooth deep lines between the
brows. Botox® treatments are non-surgical, minimally
invasive, simple procedures. Botox® can also be used to
treat crow's feet, upper lip lines, downturned corners of
the lips, lower eyelid wrinkles, chin dimples, and neck
creases and wrinkles. It has also proven effective in the
treatment of migraines and hyperhydrosis.
Who is the best candidate for Botox®?
The best candidate is a man or woman between the ages of
eighteen and eighty who is interested in improving the
appearance of frown lines.
Where does the Botox® procedure take place?
Botox® procedures are simple procedure typically performed
in a doctor's office.
Is anesthesia used for a Botox® procedure?
Anesthesia is typically not required for Botox® injections.
How do Botox® injections work?
When Botox® is injected into the muscle tissue, the muscles
that cause wrinkles are temporarily paralyzed, thus
relaxing and allowing the wrinkles to disappear. It may
take several days following surgery for the full effect of
the injection to become apparent.
How long does a Botox® procedure take to
Botox® procedures involve a few tiny injections and can take
as little as five minutes to complete.
Is there any pain that occurs with the Botox®
Botox® injections involve very minimal pain or discomfort
and the experience may be likened to plucking the eyebrows.
What sort of recovery is there after Botox®?
Botox® procedures are fast, simple and minimally invasive.
They involve virtually no downtime or recovery and patients
can typically return to their normal activities and work
immediately after treatment.
Are there any risks associated with Botox®?
The most common side effects occurring with Botox® are
temporary. In a very small percentage of patients, slight
bruising or a droopy eyelid or eyebrow (both temporary) may
Are Botox® injections ever covered by insurance?
Botox® procedures performed solely for cosmetic purposes are
typically not covered by insurance, though some degree of
coverage may be available for procedures used for medical
How long do the results of Botox® last?
The results of Botox® typically last between three and four