Dr. Huang is also trained in advanced Botox techniques.
- Brow lift/shaping
- Downturned mouth
- Fine lines above mouth
- Gummy smile
- Horizontal neck lines and pebble chin
BOTOX® Cosmetic works beneath the skin’s surface and targets the underlying muscle activity that causes frown lines and crow’s feet. Dr. Huang will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows as soon as one week after treatment. The maximal effect occurs in three to four weeks and last for 4 to 6 months.
If you are planning on having Botox, or have had it done recently, please see our patient instructions page.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I see results?
It takes up to 7 days for the frowning, squinting and forehead muscles to relax after the initial injection. Although fine lines often disappear immediately, deeper furrows may take longer to fade away. In older patients or patient with deep wrinkles, lines will be improved but not completely eradicated.
How long will the results last?
Benefits initially last about 3 to 4 months. With continued treatments, the duration of muscle relaxation generally becomes longer. Some patients can eventually wait 6 months or longer between treatments.
Are there risks to the procedure?
Transient bruising at the injection sites can occur, particularly if you have taken aspirin or ibuprofen within 1 week, or alcohol within 48 hours of treatment. Occasional brief tenderness or headache may result for a few hours, and rarely longer. Mild, temporary eyelid or eyebrow drooping can last 2-3 weeks or longer and may occur in about 1% of patients. Extremely rare side effects include temporary double vision, reduced blinking resulting in corneal injury, allergy and development of antibodies which may decrease the duration of results for future Botox treatments. Although Botox contains purified human albumin, there have been no reported cases of viral disease transmission.
Who should not be treated with Botox?
You may not be treated with Botox if:
You are pregnant or nursing.
You are allergic to benzoyl alcohol.
You have neuromuscular disease (such as myasthenia gravis).
You are taking aminoglycoside medications such as Streptomycin, Neomycin, or Gentamycin.