Emotions are most apparent on a person’s face, and the face is the part of the body most frequently exposed to environmental elements. As a result, fine lines and wrinkles can begin to appear over time, even on the face of a younger person. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments at The Skin Institute can help to reduce and even erase the appearance of worry lines, laugh lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, and other dynamic wrinkles.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only treatment of its kind to receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Terracina uses a fine needle to inject BOTOX® Cosmetic into the facial muscles responsible for the formation of lines and wrinkles on the outer skin. In a process known as denervation, BOTOX® Cosmetic’s highly refined botulism toxin type A temporarily paralyzes the muscles. Because the muscles cannot move from their relaxed state, lines and wrinkles on the outer skin diminish or disappear. The skin becomes smoother and more attractive as lines and wrinkles fade.

BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is quick and easy. Dr. Terracina can complete the procedure in as little as 10 minutes, so you can schedule a lunchtime appointment and be back at work without missing a beat! The effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic last three to four months. When the lines begin to reappear, a quick repeat treatment is all that is necessary to achieve the desired results.