BOTOX® is a unique injectable that offers a wide variety of benefits ranging from cosmetic treatments for forehead lines to medical uses for crossed eyes and excessive sweating. BOTOX® Cosmetic can restore a youthful appearance by temporarily smoothing out lines and creases in the eyebrow and forehead regions. This non-surgical treatment is an excellent option for adults who are unhappy with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and is FDA-approved for multiple purposes.
Dr. Doyle can help you determine what BOTOX® can do for you during your consultation.
BOTOX® Cosmetic FDA-Approved Uses for Lines and Wrinkles
This injectable product is a neuromodulator that contains OnabotulinumtoxinA—a neurotoxin that paralyzes muscle movements to reduce wrinkles and stop spasms. The first use for BOTOX® was to treat crossed eyes in the 1970s, which is when researchers first noticed its anti-aging benefits for glabellar lines. BOTOX® and similar injectables are now widely used for non-surgical facial rejuvenation.
Vertical Frown Lines, FDA-Approved 2002
Vertical lines found between the eyebrows are called glabellar lines. These deep wrinkles are exaggerated when you make facial expressions, particularly when you frown. BOTOX® Cosmetic treats moderate to severe frown lines by limiting movements of the muscles in that area to relax the skin.
Crow’s Feet Lines, FDA-Approved 2013
These wrinkles appear on the outer corner of your eye and branch out, similar in look to a crow’s footprint. Crow’s feet can be caused by excessive sun or UV exposure and the natural loss of collagen and skin elasticity due to age. BOTOX® Cosmetic works to treat moderate to severe crow’s feet by relaxing the muscles around the corners of your eyes to smoothen the skin and can last several months.
Forehead Lines, FDA-Approved 2017
Those horizontal lines on your forehead can be frustrating and are nearly impossible to minimize through topical treatments. Your skin changes as you age, producing less collagen and elastin, which are responsible for youthful, taut skin. These wrinkles worsen as you age, but sun exposure, lifestyle habits, and genetics also play a role in the severity of forehead lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic is FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe horizontal forehead lines. It works to address these lines by inhibiting activity of the frontalis muscle that is responsible for lifting your eyebrows and causes lines to form.
BOTOX® is also FDA-approved to treat these medical conditions and concerns:
- Strabismus (crossed eyes)
- Blepharospasm (eyelid twitching)
- Cervical Dystonia
- Chronic Migraine
- Arm and Leg Muscle Stiffness
- Urinary Incontinence
- Excessive Underarm Sweating
- Overactive Bladder
Contact the Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery About BOTOX®
If you are interested in reducing signs of aging with injectables such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, contact Dr. Doyle in East Greenwich today at (401) 336-3770 to schedule your consultation. The Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery serves patients in surrounding areas of Providence, Rhode Island.