Avec Medi-Spa

Aesthetic Physicians located in Sandy, UT

The lines on your forehead and around your eyes make it hard to ignore the outward signs of aging, often long before you’re ready for them. Skilled ophthalmologist and facial aesthetics expert Stella Chou, MD, PhD, of AVEC Eye Center in Sandy, Utah, offers Botox® as part of her wide array of surgical and nonsurgical treatments. She can enhance your eyes and facial aesthetics so you look and feel your best at every age. Learn how Botox can take years off your appearance by calling to schedule a consultation or booking online.

Botox Q & A

How does Botox reduce wrinkles?

Botox® is a liquid injectable made from a highly purified form of botulinum toxin, a naturally occurring substance. When Dr. Chou injects it into specific areas of your forehead, between your eyebrows, or at the outer corners of your eyes, it smoothes out lines and wrinkles by temporarily relaxing your muscles. Botox actually paralyzes muscle activity that leads to lines and wrinkles becoming etched into your skin after years of repeated facial expressions like frowning, laughing, and squinting.

When expertly injected into the muscles around your eyes, Botox still allows you to make your natural facial expressions, only with fewer noticeable lines and wrinkles. You’ll look like yourself, only younger.

How long do the results from Botox last?

Most men and women notice results just 24 to 48 hours after receiving Botox injections. The results can last four months or more, depending on the severity of your frown lines. Once you achieve your desired results, you can get Botox a few times a year so you always look your best. Dr. Chou and her medical aesthetics team customize a treatment plan and frequency that’s right for you.

What can I expect during a Botox treatment?

Some people describe a Botox injection as a small pinch they feel from the needle. If you’re concerned about pain, Dr. Chou provides a topical cream or ice to numb the area around your eyes before injecting Botox. The procedure is relatively quick, so any discomfort is minimal and easily tolerated.

In about 10 minutes, Dr. Chou injects Botox into five specific points on your forehead muscles or into the area between your eyebrows, if forehead lines and frown lines are a concern. If she’s treating your crow’s feet, she injects Botox into three specific points in the muscles that frame the outer corners of your eyes.

After your appointment, you can return to your daily activities without interruption or recovery time.

When you need an extra boost to minimize wrinkles around your eyes and forehead, Botox is an ideal way to transform your appearance for natural-looking results without surgery. Call to schedule a consultation at AVEC Eye Center or use the online booking system.