What is Botox®?
Botox® is a dilute, purified form of Botulinum toxin which is an extremely effective muscle relaxant.
How does Botox® eliminate wrinkles?
Botox® works very effectively in eliminating the appearance of facial wrinkles that occur with aging or overuse. A few drops of Botox® are injected with a tiny needle into the muscle that creates the wrinkle. Botox® can inactivate the muscles that produce the wrinkles, thereby causing the lines to disappear or dramatically diminish. Botox® is ideal for improving and smoothing the skin between the eyebrows, the lines of the forehead, and the crow’s feet area around the eyes.
Where is Botox® used?
Botox® is used on the face, only around the eyes and forehead so as not to affect a patient’s smile. It is important to understand
that Botox® only relaxes the overactive facial muscles that cause wrinkles. Your skin will feel the same and you will have normal sensation in all treated areas. Muscles that are not treated and related to other expressions are not affected.
Does a Botox® injection hurt?
When the Botox® is injected, you may feel a slight stinging sensation that quickly subsides.
Is Botox® safe?
Botox® has been used safely and successfully by ophthalmologists for over 10 years and for wrinkle therapy since the early 1990’s.
Although it is a toxin, it is safe and there have been no serious side effects reported. The most common minor complication is a slight and very temporary drooping of the eyelid. Botox® is used in extremely small amounts and does not spread throughout the body. It is administered right in our office and you can immediately resume full activity.
What are the advantages of Botox®?
Botox® is a quick and effective way to remove wrinkles. A typical treatment takes 10 minutes. Results are seen within 4
to 7 days.
- Little discomfort.
- Immediately resume full activity. There is no physical evidence that you had a cosmetic procedure done.
- The effect of Botox® is reversible-lasting between 3 to 9 months depending on the number of previous treatments.
- A memory response may develop with repeated Botox�® injections. So, although the effects are not permanent, there may be a gradual lengthening of the time interval between treatments. This will mean fewer treatments to obtain the same effect!
- Botox® is a safe, non-surgical approach to facial rejuvenation.
Who is the best candidate for Botox®?
Botox® is for almost anyone who desires a more rested and youthful look. Patients have the added benefit of preventing
further etching of the skin caused by repeated squinting, frowning, and creasing of the forehead. Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a neurological disease should not be treated.
To schedule a consultation for BOTOX call 562.597.4575.