Botox® is used to block nerve impulses leading to tiny facial muscles, thus relaxing the muscles so they do not contract. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled, while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion. Tiny amounts of Botox® injected precisely and safely into locations on the face results in the smoothing of lines and creases, and eliminates the tired, unhappy or fatigued look caused by the over-contracting of muscles. Many people are concerned that Botox® will produce a “plastic” or unnatural look, but the opposite is true. At BDA we can personalize your treatments to result in a happy, rested, and rejuvenated appearance. We can alter crow’s feet, give a brow lift, eliminate crinkling under the eyes, reduce fine lines around the mouth and chin, get rid of forehead lines, and raise the corners of the mouth to allow the real you to show through. Botox® has an incredibly safe track record. It was originally approved by the FDA in 1989 for therapeutic uses, and was approved in 2002 for the treatment of wrinkles. Bellaire Dermatology Associates has been recognized as a national Botox® training center for expertise in the use of Botox Cosmetic®. After treatment you can resume normal activities immediately.