Botox® is designed to paralyze the injected muscle in order to minimize the appearance of facial lines, which are the hallmarks of aging. Generally, its effects last about 3 months, though this length will vary by individual. Before injection, do not take aspirin or ibuprophen-like medication, as it will increase the likelihood of bruising. Areas treated are commonly the forehead, the crow’s feet (just lateral to the eyes), and between the eyebrows. It may take a few visits to fine tune an individual treatment for you. We keep record of where and how much you are treated. This helps us get more predictable results. We charge by the amount of Botox® injected (known as units). We schedule Botox® days to keep costs down, and to minimize wasting unused Botox®. Individuals with previous allergic reaction to Botox®, pregnant or planning to become pregnant, allergies to amino glycosides such as Gentamycin, sensitivity to albumin or eggs, or with neuromuscular disorders such as multiple sclerosis or muscular dystrophy should not be treated with Botox® for cosmetic reasons.