Frown Linesare caused by the bunching of skin from facial muscle contraction. When we frown, the skin between our eyebrows is gathered into a fold which eventually causes a chronic furrow. This gives our face a frustrated, discouraged, angry look which is distracting to others and a bother to ourselves. Dr Bell performs Botox injections, which stop the action of frowning and helps diminish existing frown lines.
Botox is the trade name of Botulinum Toxin Type A, a purified toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. In large amounts, this toxin blocks the nerve impulses to muscles, causing a form of paralysis called botulism.
“I used to uncontrollably frown, and people
always asked me why I seemed so angry…
Now they tell me I seem much more friendly!”
Botox injections are performed in the comfort and privacy of our medical facility by Dr Bell herself. The Botox is injected directly into the specific muscles that cause frown lines. These isolated muscles are temporarily inactivated by the Botox, and can no longer contract. The action of frowning is stopped, and frown lines diminish. The injections produce results which are apparent within a week of treatment.