BOTOX® Cosmetic is the most popular brand name for Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. By using extremely small doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic injected directly into a specific muscle, the action of the targeted muscle will be paralyzed. After treatment, the problems caused by the targeted muscle, like a deep frown or squint line, will be temporarily eliminated. In addition to reducing brow furrows, BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be used to reduce crows feet around the outer eye area. In either case, the actual treatment takes only a couple of minutes and is relatively painless.
is one of the most effective ways to treat the wrinkles between the eyebrows known as “glabellar frown lines” as well as “crows feet”. BOTOX® Cosmetic is also used to treat transverse forehead wrinkles, but care must be exercised in treating this area if eyebrow position is a concern. There are times when Dr. Waldman will even use BOTOX® Cosmetic to create a “pharmacological” browlift.