BOTOX® in Norwalk, CT

What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

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® Cosmetic is administered by Dr. Kirwan as a nonsurgical treatment that is injected directly into the muscles. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces the muscle activity that causes the moderate to severe lines.

Botox has been used for wrinkle therapy since the early 1990’s. A small amount of Botox is injected into the muscles responsible for making wrinkles. Botox inactivates the muscles, causing the lines to disappear appreciably.

The most common areas treated are the crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead wrinkles. Other areas are the masseter muscle to slim the jaw line and for jaw clenching, and the depressor anguli oris (DAO) to lift the corners of the mouth. The platysma muscles in the neck are injected to soften the bands below the chin. Botox can also be used to lift the tip of the nose, for bunny lines on the bridge of the nose, to flip the upper lip and to soften lines in the lower eyelid. Wrinkles in the front of the chin can also be treated.

Glabella: the patient is trying to frown in both pictures. Top photo: before Botox; bottom photo: after Botox
23 year-old, Upper: before. Lower: 5 days after Botox to corrugator muscle, frown lines
23 year-old, Upper: before. Lower: 5 days after Botox to forehead frontalis muscles

A Botox treatment is quick and results usually last three to six months. After that you may return for a follow-up injection. Some doctors report that after several treatments, the effect of Botox appears to last longer, often up to several months.

Frown lines and eyebrows at rest: Left photo: before Botox; Right photo: after Botox, frown lines smooth and eyebrows elevated.
23 year-old. Left: before. Right: 5 days after Botox to crows feet, bunny lines, upper lip flip and Juvederm Ultra-Plus upper and lower lips

The most common complication is a slight, temporary drooping of the eyelid. Botox is used in extremely small amounts and does not spread throughout the body so you can return to full activity immediately.

Botox can be used by almost anyone, however, patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or who have a neurologic disease should not use Botox.

Patient is trying to animate the crow’s feet in both pictures. Left photo: before Botox; Right photo: after Botox

The Lip Flip

The Lip Flip is a series of Botox injections into the superficial part of the orbicularis oris muscle. This muscle compresses and puckers the lips. The injections are usually placed in the upper lip at the margin, although they can also be injected along the lower lip margin. Like all Botox injections, they take 3-5 days to take effect. The Lip Flip is often performed at the same time as a Fat or Filler injections to the lips. Commonly used Fillers are Vollure, Juvéderm Ultra-Plus, Juvéderm Ultra and Volbella. The Filler is injected along the vermilion white roll margin to evert the edge of the lip and can also be injected into the red body of the lip or vermilion to increase the volume of the upper and lower lips.

23 year-old, lip flip, Juvederm Ultra-Plus upper and lower lips, 5 days, oblique
23 year-old, lip flip, Juvederm Ultra-Plus upper and lower lips, 5 days
Lip Flip before and after oblique (no filler)
Lip Flip before and after (no filler)

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