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How Does BOTOX® Remove Wrinkles?

It’s really quite simple. BOTOX® utilizes a natural, purified protein that is administered at very low doses to reduce the contractions of winkle-causing muscles. Most typically these are the muscles on your forehead and the little corrugator muscles between your eyebrows. These muscles get in the habit of staying contracted and are the ones that can cause you to look perpetually worried or angry.

Beyond the Frown – BOTOX® Can Make Many Changes

BOTOX® Cosmetic is also a great wrinkle minimizer for crow’s feet and, if you have them, those little crinkly bunny lines on your nose. Another common use is for relaxing the platysma muscles in your neck to soften the vertical bands that start showing up as you get a little older.

Newer uses include:

  • Relaxing the downward pull on the corners of the mouth
  • Softening the pebble-like chin contractions some of us unconsciously seem to adopt and in some cases, can even be used to relax the lines under the eyes.
  • A chemical brow lift or brow balancewith a few strategic injections

While the results are dramatic, you don’t have to radically change your facial appearance. The muscles are simply relaxed, so you can still frown, smile, or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases.

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Nobody Wants a “Frozen Face”

Dr. Alhafez’s philosophy is to produce a natural result. The trick is to make sure your muscles don’t get too relaxed.

Dr. Alhafez advises opting for a moderate effect so you retain a natural ability to show emotions through facial movements. We’ve all seen the “frozen face” on someone who’s been overdone. With Dr. Alhafez’s long experience and expert touch, you’ll never have to worry about looking unnatural. It’s better to come in for a little touch-up to boost the effect rather than wait out the results from a heavy-handed injection.

What Is BOTOX® Treatment Like?

BOTOX® Cosmetic procedures are quick with no anesthesia required. Injections are administered with an ultra-fine needle directly into the area being treated. Discomfort is minimal and brief, and once complete, there is usually no discomfort.

If you’re like most patients, you’ll return directly to work or normal activity immediately. We’ll use a cold balloon to apply to your injected area to help soothe. Most people are very surprised the first time to see just how quickly and comfortably BOTOX® Cosmetic can be injected. There’s nothing to be afraid of.

If you’ve had BOTOX® in the past at another office and had any unexpected side effects, please let us know so Dr. Alhafez can make the necessary adjustments to your dosage and/or injection placement.

What Areas Can Be Treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® treatments can be performed in a number of locations, including

  • Between your brows
  • Forehead
  • Eye area
  • Smile lines
  • Mouth
  • Chin
  • Neck
  • Masseter (jaw) muscle
  • Underarm (hyperhidrosis)

Effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic appear within a few days and generally last from four to six months. BOTOX® is so simple, it’s very often injected at the same time as wrinkle fillers such as Restylane, Radiesse and Juvederm.

And did you know? By using BOTOX® Cosmetic along with your wrinkle fillers, they’ll both last longer. In addition, carefully selected use of small amounts of Botox in the lower face slow aging in this area.

Botox injections are usually injected every 3-6 months. It takes about 3-5 days to see the results. Some people may require higher doses and a touch up may be needed after 1 week.

Dysport injections improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Dysport is here to help you stand up to the lines between your eyebrows.

3 units of Dysport are equivalent to 1 unit of Botox.


The party hostess will enjoy 15% off Botox and Fillers.

Hosting a Botox party is a great way to get your friends together to enjoy wine, lite bites, enjoy each others great company and save a little money in the process!

With a minimum of 5 confirmed guests, all attendees will receive 15% off pricing on Botox and fillers at our facility or, our medical staff will visit your residence or place of business for the ultimate concierge service.

Our injector specialists and consultant will bring everything needed to assure your guests a safe, sterile and enjoyable experience with Botox and dermal fillers. All injections are performed by NP, RN or doctor. All attendees will receive an in-depth complimentary consultation prior to receiving their treatment.