Botox Cosmetic FAQs

About BOTOX® Cosmetic & What It Treats

BOTOX® is a natural, purified protein, which blocks the release of a chemical called acetylcholine. This blocks the nerve impulses to the muscles that cause wrinkles. When we frown, the skin is gathered into a fold causing a furrow or wrinkle. When BOTOX® is injected into selected facial muscles causing relaxation of these muscles, the skin that lies over top of these muscles becomes smoothed out.

Frequently Asked Questions About BOTOX® Cosmetic:

What are common areas that BOTOX® Cosmetic treats?

Dermatologists commonly treat the following areas with BOTOX® Cosmetic:

  • Forehead Lines
  • Frown Lines ("eleven lines")
  • Crow's Feet
  • Eyebrow Lift
  • Lip Lines
  • Chin Dimples/Texture
  • Gummy Smile
  • Neck Bands
  • Excessive Sweating
How safe is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

When administered by a trained dermatologist, BOTOX® Cosmetic has very few risks. The dermatologist will inject tiny amounts in different areas of your skin, resulting in fantastic results. Most patients experience no significant side effects. The most common side effect is small amounts of bruising at injection sites. A detailed a discussion of the risks and benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment will be discussed during your consultation.

What should I expect during my treatment?

After a comprehensive consultation, Dr. Lam will help identify treatment areas that will give the best result. An optional numbing cream may be applied, per patient preference. Most patients find the procedure to be almost painless, so numbing cream may not even be needed at all! The dermatologist will inject BOTOX® Cosmetic  into targeted areas of your skin. You should expect to see results in three to seven days. There is little to no downtime, so you should be able to apply make-up and return to everyday activities immediately following the procedure.