One of the most visible signs of aging in the forehead is often referred to as the 11's - the vertical frown lines between the eyebrows. At Amarillo Laser & Vein Clinic, our safe and effective BOTOX® injections can smooth these dynamic wrinkles and help create a refreshed appearance without surgery or recovery. Serving Amarillo and surrounding areas in Texas, Amarillo Laser & Vein Clinic is led by Dr. Jarrous. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how BOTOX® can erase forehead lines from your face for younger- looking skin that can last for several months.

What Causes Dynamic Wrinkles?

As the skin ages, two types of wrinkles can develop - static and dynamic. While static wrinkles are visible even while the face is at rest, dynamic wrinkles occur as a result of repeated muscle contractions and facial expressions. Static wrinkles are proven to respond better to dermal fillers, but BOTOX® can effectively smooth and relax the dynamic wrinkles around your eyes and forehead.

What is BOTOX®?

A purified protein solution derived from the botulinum molecule, BOTOX® is injected in small doses directly into the facial muscles. A fine needle is used, and a topical numbing agent may also be an option for optimal patient comfort. Once injected into the targeted muscles, BOTOX® works by:

  • Temporarily blocking nerve signals
  • Relaxing the muscle contractions that play a key role in dynamic wrinkle visibility
  • Smoothing away crow's feet and vertical forehead lines for up to six months with optimal treatment

What are the Benefits of BOTOX®?

Quick, simple injections that can easily fit into a busy schedule, targeted treatment that relaxes wrinkles and smooths skin while allowing most patients to return to normal activities, visible results within a few days, with smoother, younger-looking skin that can last anywhere from three to six months. BOTOX® has been extensively studied for safety and efficacy and has a high rate of patient satisfaction.

Are There Any Side Effects?

One of the main benefits of BOTOX® is its ability to safely relax wrinkles without any major side effects for most patients. Slight bruising, swelling, redness, and itching may develop at injection sites, but these slight side effect should subside within a day or so. Most patients enjoy full results without any tell-tale signs that they have undergone treatment, resulting in natural-looking, discreet treatment. Results may vary, and it may take multiple treatment sessions in order to achieve your desired aesthetic. Dr. Jarrous and our medical team will discuss what you can expect during your consultation. Contact Amarillo Laser & Vein Clinic today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a candidate for BOTOX® for non-surgical wrinkle relaxation.

Xeomin IncobotulinumtoxinA

Is approved by the FDA for the treatment of adults with moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. IncobotulinumtoxinA is made from the bacteria that causes botulism. It temporarily alter the nerve impulses of targeted muscles, therefore reducing or eliminating contraction-induced wrinkles. Xeomin is a good alternative for patients who developed resistance to Botox.