Many people are bothered by the appearance of horizontal lines over the forehead, vertical lines between the eyebrows (frown lines), and crows feet around the eyes. For those who would like to improve or “erase” these lines “without” surgery there is an effective alternative treatment known as BOTOX®. When injected into the muscles these lines and wrinkles soften. BOTOX® works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles – the muscles are then relaxed. The relaxed muscles then cause the skin to flatten and the result is a smooth unwrinkled look. BOTOX® therapy is considered safe since the amounts injected for cosmetic use are so small that no ill effects are seen elsewhere. The benefit of this treatment is temporary, lasting 3-6 months, depending on the individual.
For Botox injections in the greater Seattle area, please contact the office of Dr. William Portuese at 206 624-6200.