Have years of joy and surprises left lines and wrinkles on your brows and at the corners of your eyes? Emotions that make us smile, frown or look quizzical use the same muscles over and over, eventually leaving lines and wrinkles where they contract. For some people, these lines can make them look tired, or even upset, and they can add age to their face. Botox cosmetic is one of the simplest solutions for erasing those smile and frown lines from your brows and eyes.

If you live in San Rafael, Petaluma, or anywhere in Marin County, you have access to medically administered Botox treatments at our clinic in Mill Valley. Unlike many other clinics that offer Botox, we are a plastic surgery clinic with a highly experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Evan Ransom, to administer our Botox injections. This ensures our patients receive the best treatment available using the most advanced techniques for excellent results.

Soften Smile and Frown Lines with Botox

Botox cosmetic has been approved by the FDA to treat smile and frown lines. The clostridium botulinum bacteria that is the active ingredient in Botox acts as a nerve blocker. When injected into the area where muscles contract when you smile or frown, around the eyes or between the eyebrows, the bacteria works to stop nerve signals from the brain from reaching the muscles. It usually takes about five days after the Botox injections to see results – a smoother appearance to “crow’s feet” or the frown lines between the eyebrows.

While Botox cosmetic is safe, the best results are garnered with precise doses and placement. Too high of a dose or too many injections can restrict movement and look unnatural. Dr. Ransom uses precise dosages and placement, carefully giving our patients excellent results that look natural and can last for up to four months or longer.

Interested in Botox or other cosmetic procedures? If you live in San Raphael or Petaluma, we are close by in Mill Valley. We offer many surgical and non-surgical treatments to help you look and feel your best. Contact us today for a consultation or treatment.

Please note that all patients are different and individual healing times and results may vary. The statements regarding procedures and recovery made here are general rules.

Dr. Evan Ransom is an Ivy League-educated and Ivy League trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a Double Board Certified Head and Neck Surgeon and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and fellowship-trained in facial plastic, reconstructive, and laser surgery. His practice is in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving patients from San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Walnut Creek, the East Bay, and all over Northern California.