How does BOTOX® reduce the signs of aging?
BOTOX® has been utilized for over 10 years in the treatment of ophthalmological disorders. Now, it is being widely used and the most chosen non-surgical procedure in reversing the signs of aging. BOTOX®, a purified form of botulinum toxin is injected in very small amounts into the muscle being treated. This causes the muscles to relax, hence, diminishing or even eliminating fine lines or furrows.
Am I Eligible to Receive Botox Injection?
Women who are pregnant or nursing should wait to have the procedure done, since the side effects associated with pregnancy are unknown at this time. Medication such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and aspirin, will increase bruising. Younger people who have wrinkles but do not want to have a facelift are good candidates. As with all medical procedures, a consultation with a local cosmetic surgeon will help you find out if you are a candidate.
Is BOTOX® treatment safe?
BOTOX® treatment is safe. BOTOX® has been widely used for over 10 years now in the treatment of ophthalmological and neurological disorders.
What are the most common areas treated with BOTOX®?
The most common areas treated with BOTOX® are around the eye area, commonly known as crow’s feet, and on the forehead area where frown lines appear. BOTOX® is used in these areas in order to reduce or diminish fine lines and furrows that are visible. BOTOX® may also be used in the treatment of prominent neck bands or cords. Even though BOTOX® is used mostly on the upper face area, great results have also been achieved after treatment of the upper lips, marionette lines (deep lines that form below the corners of your mouth and run down onto the chin), and rippling of the chin. BOTOX® injections are also widely used and effective in the treatment of excess sweating of the palms, soles and armpits.
What are the causes of frown lines and crow’s feet?
Frown lines and crow’s feet are what doctors call “dynamic wrinkles”. They are known as such due to the repetitive movement of an underlying muscle. As you age, your skin becomes less taut and repetitive movements such as squinting or frowning leads to the skin being wrinkled and having creases.
How soon after the treatment will I see results?
Effects can be seen as soon as three to five days after undergoing the treatment.
How long does BOTOX® correction last?
Usually, BOTOX® correction may last up to about four months. Results may even last longer after repeated injections.
Is it okay to combine BOTOX® with other facial rejuvenation procedures?
Yes, in fact, BOTOX® is a suitable adjunctive treatment to facial rejuvenation procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, cosmetic fillers, ThermaLift non-surgical facelift and laser skin rejuvenation
Can I have repeat treatments?
Yes. Many patients choose to repeat their Botox® treatments as soon as they feel the effects diminishing, but before the wrinkling returns. In some cases, patients have found that their lines are permanently diminished following multiple Botox® treatments.