Botox® is most frequently used to treat wrinkles on the forehead, frown lines, and crow’s feet which are the wrinkles found on the outside corners of the eyes.
Which types of wrinkles can Botox® not help?
Sagging, drooping skin cannot be corrected using Botox®. Damage caused by the sun, such as leathery, wrinkled skin is also not appropriate for treatment with Botox®.
Who should not have Botox® injections?
Women who are who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not have Botox® treatment. Women and men who have neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis or myasthenia gravis should not use Botox®.
What are the possible side effects and complications of Botox® injections?
The most common side effect of Botox® treatment is temporary bruising. Ice is used during the procedure to prevent this from occurring.
A very small percentage of patients (less than 1%) develop eyelid drooping. This is caused by migration of Botox® from the treated area to an adjacent area. This is why you shouldn’t rub the treated area for at least twelve hours after your Botox® procedure. A special eye drop is available to reverse the drooping instantaneously, should it occur.