I would like Botox treatments. I have very pronounced frown lines and crow’s feet. How many injections would I get for these areas? Do you first apply a topical anesthetic?
Botox or Dysport treatment to improve the appearance of frown lines and crows feet is a fairly straight forward procedure. I will generally place approximately six to eight injections in the forehead for frown lines, and between 4 and 6 injections to address crow’s feet. The needle that I inject with is extremely small. Most of my patients to not require and do not request any numbing prior to injections. If you would like topical anesthesia, although I do use Emla cream and BLT solution, I have found that the application of ice packs to the skin just prior to injections is far superior to any of the other topical anesthetic agents.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld