BOTOX is the medical usage of botulinum toxin, a type of bacteria for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. While BOTOX is mainly used for treatment of the forehead, it is also highly effective against lines and wrinkles in the eye area, eyebrows, bridge of the nose, and neck. FDA-approved, safe, and effective, BOTOX remains a powerful tool in the anti-aging toolbox.
BOTOX also complements certain other anti-aging procedures such as laser treatments, chemical peels, and dermal fillers to produce a luxuriously radiant and age-resistant appearance.
BOTOX is not recommended for use against wrinkles in the area of the lips or mouth because the muscles that cause such wrinkles also control many other important functions, such as your ability to speak and chew food. We recommend the aforementioned procedures to assist in the removal of mouth-based wrinkles.
BOTOX is administered by a qualified BOTOX practitioner. The BOTOX medication works by blocking the pathways between the brain and certain facial muscles, rendering these muscles inert. The result is the cessation of the facial expressions that cause the problematic wrinkles and lines, such as exaggerated or chronic frowns and furrows of the forehead.
Chronic frowning is a common sign of stress that becomes more pronounced as we get older. It is caused by tightening and enlargement of muscles in the forehead that occurs with overuse in the same way that any muscle grows larger the more you use it. After multiple treatments, BOTOX relieves the chronic tightness in these muscles and allows them to safely atrophy (reduce in size).
The result is permanent elimination of the cause of chronic frowning.
In addition, it’s important to remember that BOTOX eliminates activity in the muscles that cause the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Therefore, the problematic expressions will no longer occur, allowing the lines and wrinkles that exist to start to fade naturally from disuse.
The beauty of BOTOX is in its precision: it removes the problematic frowning action without affecting your face’s ability to show reactive facial expressions such as a raising of the eyebrows.
Involving only the mild discomfort associated with an injection, BOTOX is effective and safe for anyone under the age of 65. Results from a single injection appear within 3 to 7 days and last for 3 to 4 months. There are extremely minimal side effects and the patient is generally able to return to work immediately. In addition, makeup can be applied after a BOTOX injection without fear of irritation. The patient must avoid applying pressure to the injection site.
On occasion, some bruising or soreness at the injection site is possible. In some rare cases, BOTOX injection may be accompanied by a headache or muscular weakness in the nearby facial muscles that control an eyebrow or eyelid. These side effects are usually minimal and temporary.
Thousands of women and more and more men are experiencing the benefits of BOTOX on their frown and squint lines, crows feet, and other signs of aging. BOTOX is always being talked about for a good reason: it’s quick, virtually painless, generally side effect-free, and best of all, it works.