What is BOTOX?
BOTOX is a cosmetic injection that blocks signals to the nerves that cause your facial muscles to contract. This effect relaxes and smooths wrinkles and fine lines that are caused by repetitive muscle movements. BOTOX can relax tight neck bands so they are less pronounced. It can also be used to help balance facial asymmetry.
What are the benefits of BOTOX injections?
BOTOX is effective at relaxing the muscles you use for facial expressions, such as frowning, squinting, smiling and raising your eyebrows. The most common areas for BOTOX include:
Between the eyebrows
Around the eyes
When administered by a trained, licensed professional, BOTOX results are subtle, and your facial movements will continue to look natural.
Am I a good candidate for BOTOX injections?
If you are in good general health, and you are developing lines and wrinkles due to everyday facial movements as you age, you are probably a good candidate for BOTOX. Occasionally, BOTOX is recommended as a preventive measure for younger patients who are likely to develop lines and wrinkles.
If you have wrinkles caused by the weakening of soft tissue rather than by repeated muscle movements, your provider may recommend dermal fillers, a fat transfer, or another procedure for best results. Creases along the sides of your mouth, for example, may not respond to BOTOX injections.
Does BOTOX hurt?
You may feel some very mild discomfort during your injections; this is often described as a pinching sensation and is usually short-lived. If you are particularly sensitive, your provider can apply a topical anesthetic cream before your treatment to minimize discomfort.
How many injections will I need?
This depends on your unique goals and the needs of your skin. Your provider will discuss your treatment goals to determine how many injections you need in one treatment. Most parts of the face typically require 3-5 injections around the target area for optimal results.
You should begin to notice an improvement in your skin within 24-48 hours. Results can last up to four months for moderate to severe wrinkles.
BOTOX is safe, FDA-approved, and results in visibly smoother, younger looking skin, and renewed confidence in your appearance.
To find out if BOTOX is right for you, call the office today to schedule an appointment.