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The doctors in the Stanford Health Care Dermatologic Surgery program not only have the expertise to help improve the health and appearance of your skin, they are leading the development of new technologies and techniques not yet available at other centers.
Wrinkles and crow's feet are a normal part of aging, but we offer proven ways to turn back the clock.
We use Botox (and the related drugs Dysport and Xeomin) to temporarily treat wrinkles. Botox works by relaxing targeted muscles, like those that cause your skin to furrow and fold when you frown, concentrate, or squint. The corresponding wrinkles then become less apparent and often disappear, starting as soon as 24 to 48 hours following treatment.
Botox is particularly useful for treating:
Facial expression lines, like the frown lines between the eyebrows
Horizontal forehead creases
Crow’s feet around the eyes
Lines on the upper lip
Down-turned corners of the mouth
The brow (the eyebrows are elevated for a non-surgical brow lift)
Neck wrinkles and muscles (sometimes avoiding the surgeries of the past)
We also combine Botox with fillers for more thorough and longer-lasting wrinkle correction.
Botox side effects
Botox is a safe and proven treatment. While side effects are uncommon, some patients do experience minor complications. These include: