Q: What causes the wrinkles on my face?

A: Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors. It's not just about cellular changes, collagen depletion, or damage caused by free radicals. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold. And when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow's feet.

Q: How does Botox Cosmetic work to remove wrinkles?

A: Botox Cosmetic works beneath the skin's surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow's feet to form over time. It does this by blocking the release of a substance called acetycholine. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe wrinkles.

Q: How is Botox Cosmetic administered?

A: Dr. Flasko will inject Botox Cosmetic into the muscles that cause frown lines and crow's feet, temporarily reducing the activity of those muscles. The result is a reduction in the appearance of those lines.

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Q: How long will it be before I see results and how long will the results last?

A: It can take up to 7 or more days to see the full effect.The effect should last for 4 to 6 months. Many patients elect to have it repeated then or at their regular dental exam and cleaning appointments.

Q: Is there a recovery process?

A: Usually the patients can resume normal light activity. It is important not to lie down flat for a few hours, not to engage in heavy physical activity or exercise, and not to rub or massage the area for at least 24 hours. Ice paks may be applied immediateley afterward if any discomfort occurrs.

Q: Can Botox Cosmetic work on all facial wrinkles?

A: No. Some wrinkles may be too deep and may possibly be treated with Juvederm dermal filler.