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What is Botox Cosmetic? How does it work?

Botox Cosmetic is a purified protein. During treatment very low doses of Botox Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles that cause those stubborn lines on your forehead, between your brows, around your eyes and mouth. Medication relaxes the muscle smoothing and "erasing" the wrinkles.

Will it last?

The actual treatment takes only a few minutes and the Botox takes effect in one week. Gradually over three to five months the Botox effect will fade, and the muscle action will return. When the frown line starts to reappear, a simple repeat treatment is all that is necessary to maintain the desired result. Doctor recommends treatments every four months to maintain maximum improvement.

Why is Botox so helpful?

Botox is the only way, short of drastic surgery, to slow down the formation of wrinkles caused by the muscle movements of facial expression. Its use on the forehead and for frown lines gives a more open look to the face that previously required major surgery. Younger people can benefit by regular use to prevent their unwanted frowning or forehead wrinkling from getting "etched" into their skin. Complementary procedures such as Restylane and Laser PhotoFacial can be performed to create a younger overall appearance without surgery. Dr. Shirin strives to give a natural look to the face while maintaining the wrinkle improvement from Botox.

Botox Case Study 01 - Before Before
Botox Case Study 01 - After After
Botox Case Study 02 - Before Before
Botox Case Study 02 - After After
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  • Sophie Shirin, M.D.
    Member of American Society of
    Cosmetic Dermatology
    and Aesthetic Surgery