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Botox Injections

Botox® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines between the brows in people 18 to 65 years of age for a short period of time (temporary).

Botox is administered by a healthcare professional as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles between the brows. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.

Botox FAQs

What causes a wrinkle?

Many wrinkles are actually creases that have worn into the skin by making the same expression thousands of times.  Theses “expression lines”, often called frown lines or crow’s feet, are due to the contraction of a muscle under the skin in that area.

What is Botox?

Botox  is a purified protein toxin produced by the clostridium botulinum bacteria.  Although Botox is a toxin, there are no serious side effects.  There are extremely small amounts injected into the muscle of the facial lines and it does spread through the body.

Does a Botox injection hurt?

Often compared to a bug bite, there is minimal discomfort.  Once the injection is complete there is usually no discomfort.

How long does a Botox treatment last?

The effects of Botox usually last 3–5 months, at which time another injection is required.  After several treatments your results may begin to last longer.

How safe is Botox?

Botox  has been used successfully in ophthalmology for over 15 years, and for  wrinkle therapy over 9 years.  The only possible side effects are temporary and usually localized to the injection site. Patients who are pregnant or have a neurological disease should not be treated.

Facts about Botox

Botox Cosmetic, introduced in 2002, is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA to temporarily treat moderate to severe glabellar lines between the brows.

With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why Botox Cosmetic has been chosen by millions of women and their doctors.

Approximately 11.8 million1 Botox Cosmetic procedures have been administered in the United States since 2002.

97% of 117 patients surveyed were satisfied with the results of their Botox Cosmetic experience.

Botox Before and After Photo

Look as young as you feel! Call our office to schedule a consultation for Botox today! Mountain View – 650-969-4600 or Palo Alto – 650-321-4500

Discover the real, noticeable results of BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA)

Photos taken at full smile before and after treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) at day 7. In two clinical studies, 26.1% and 20.3% of people had ≥ 2-grade improvement at day 30. In one of these studies, 67.9% of people had mild or no crow’s feet at day 30 after treatment.


BOTOX ® Cosmetic may cause serious side effects that can be life threatening. Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of these problems any time (hours to weeks) after injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic:

  • Problems swallowing, speaking, or breathing, due to weakening of associated muscles, can be severe and result in loss of life. You are at the highest risk if these problems are pre-existing before injection. Swallowing problems may last for several months.
  • Spread of toxin effects: The effect of botulinum toxin may affect areas away from the injection site and cause serious symptoms including: loss of strength and all-over muscle weakness, double vision, blurred vision and drooping eyelids, hoarseness or change or loss of voice (dysphonia), trouble saying words clearly (dysarthria), loss of bladder control, trouble breathing, trouble swallowing. If this happens, do not drive a car, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities.
  • The dose of BOTOX® Cosmetic is not the same as, or comparable to, any other botulinum toxin product.

Botox Before and After Photo


Please see BOTOX® Cosmetic full Product Information including Boxed Warning and Medication Guide.