Seattle and Bellevue Botox® Treatments
Why Botox® Cosmetic?
Maybe you’re uncomfortable with changes brought about in your appearance because of aging. The vertical frown-lines between your eyebrows, horizontal creases or wrinkles on your forehead, maybe even crow’s feet at the corners of your eyes.
If the thought of plastic surgery sounds extreme, Dr. Stern can help you enhance the natural beauty of your face with BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments in Bellevue.
These quick, simple injections can effectively help reverse the signs of aging with no recovery time needed.
What is Botox® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic, a prescription medicine, is a purified protein that temporarily improves the appearance of wrinkles caused by the contraction of facial muscles.
Dr. Stern administers BOTOX® Cosmetic as a simple, nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the facial expression muscles. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes persistent lines and creases to form over time.
Botox® has been used for many years in the treatment of eyelid and facial spasms. Most recently, Botox® has been shown to be effective in reducing or eliminating forehead lines, frown lines, crows feet around the eyes, lipstick lines, and wrinkles and webbing of the neck. Botox® can also be used in many patients to create a “brow lift” effect without surgery.
In addition, Botox® has been shown to effectively reduce excessive sweating, an uncomfortable condition known as hyperhydrosis.
Recent studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of Botox® in reducing the frequency of migraine and tension headaches in some individuals. While not a cure for these types of headaches, Botox® seems to be a useful form of treatment for these often debilitating conditions.
Dr. Stern finds that Botox® is more likely to have a long lasting effect when a series of injections are given over a course of approximately 12 to 18 months. In many cases, Botox® may enhance the rejuvenating effects of laser resurfacing. For the ultimate wrinkle reduction effect, Botox® may be injected along with facial fillers such as Restylane®, Juvederm® or Radiesse®.
Dr. Stern Explains Botox® Cosmetic on KIRO TV, Seattle
Dr. Stern Explains how Botox® Cosmetic can be used
to treat Migraines on KCPQ 13 Seattle
To learn more about Botox® Cosmetic and how you can reduce lines
in the forehead and around your eyes
please contact our office for a consultation.
The BOTOX® Cosmetic mark is owned by Allergan, Inc.