Corrects: Frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines, crooked smile, smoker’s lines around the mouth, brow lift, lower lid wrinkles, horizontal top of the nose wrinkles
Length of Procedure: 5-10 minutes
Number of Treatments: Repeated every 6 months
Recovery Time: No downtime
Botox, or Botulinum toxin, is a biological substance transformed into a very useful therapeutic agent. Initially used by Ophthalmologists to control muscle spasms, it was discovered to be an extremely effective treatment for frown lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines, lines and wrinkles on the lower face and even nasal muscles. Some wrinkles and fine lines are caused by muscle contraction – Botox locally weakens and relaxes the muscles treated, smoothing out wrinkles.
The patient is asked to contract the muscles in the area to be treated so the surgeon can determine the optimum injection site. Botox is injected with a fine needle as thin as an acupuncture needle in a painless fashion and within two to three days, the results of the injection are fully realized. There is no downtime associated with this procedure.
A common misconception about botox is that it can cause botulism. In fact, Botox is one of the safest tools in the armamentarium of the facial plastic surgeon with only a localized effect on the muscles it is used to treat and it CANNOT cause botulism. It is produced in much the same fashion as antibiotics, collagen and other natural organic substances are derived from living things.
To find out more about the wonders of Botox and what it can do for you, contact us today.