PRIMARY WALK IN MEDICAL CENTER: BOTOX INJECTIONS Botox is the only FDA approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of both moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, crow’s feet, a forehead wrinkles in adults. WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR BOTOX®? Botox is best suited for moderate to severe “expression lines.” Typically these types of wrinkles form as a result of smiling, squinting, grimacing, stress, and every day living. Botox partially paralyzes the muscles responsible for these lines so the wrinkles cannot be continuously reinforced by underlying muscular contraction. With time, the wrinkles fade and you obtain a more youthful appearance. WHAT DOES BOTOX TREAT? Wrinkles result from a combination of many factors including cellular changes that can occur over time, reduction of collagen, and damage caused by free radicals in the sun and the environment. When you frown or concentrate, the muscles between your brows contract, causing your skin to furrow and fold and when you squint, the muscles around your eyes contract and cause crow’s feet. BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet. WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT? A Botox consultation and procedure take about ten minutes to complete. It is a safe and effective procedure and is performed over ten million times per year in the United States alone. You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines, with results lasting up to 4 months. Treatment requires minimal downtime or recovery; it’s often called a lunchtime procedure in that you’ll be able to go about your normal routine immediately after you leave Primary Walk In Medical. WHAT DOES BOTOX DO? Botox targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning, squinting, or raising your eyebrows over the years. Our medical specialist’s at Primary Walk In Medical will inject these muscles with Botox to temporarily reduce muscle activity and you will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles.