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- How does BOTOX reduce the signs of aging?
- Is BOTOX treatment safe?
- What are the most common areas treated with BOTOX?
- What are the causes of frown lines and crows feet?
- How soon after the treatment will I see results?
- How long does BOTOX correction last?
- How do I know if I am a candidate for BOTOX?
- Is it okay to combine BOTOX with other facial rejuvenation procedures?
Initially, BOTOX or Botulinum toxins have been utilized to treat neck spasms, eye spasms and cranial nerve disorders. With the approval of the FDA, BOTOX is now widely used for cosmetic purposes in the glabellar region (a smooth prominence on the frontal bone above the root of the nose) to smoothen and even out wrinkles.
Sun exposure and expression lines are just some of the factors that contribute to having fine lines and wrinkles. Through BOTOX, expression lines such as forehead lines and frown lines are softened and most of the time erased with treatment. Patients who undergo this procedure will get a look that is wide eyed, less angry, and well-rested.
This procedure only takes a few minutes and anesthesia is not necessary. As the BOTOX is injected into the facial muscles; it blocks the nerve impulses that cause temporary paralysis of the muscles, hence smoothing out wrinkles. At present, BOTOX is the only type of botulinum toxin that is approved by the FDA to be used for cosmetic purposes in the area of the glabella region.
The best candidates for this procedure are adults up to 65 years of age.
Temporary bruising at the injection site is one of the most common side effects of BOTOX treatment. However, this is usually gone within a couple of days. In exceptional cases, drooping of the eyelid can happen when BOTOX is injected too close to the eyelid muscles but the effects are only temporary. The other side effects of BOTOX injection are temporary swelling, some discomfort, or bruising in the area treated. There may also be difficulty in swallowing or dysphagia, upper respiratory infection, i.e. cold or flu, neck pain and headache.
BOTOX injection is almost painless although it may take a few days before it actually takes effect. usually, the results of each BOTOX injection would last up to about 3 months. Succeeding treatments are necessary for maintenance.
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.
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 crows 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 crows feet?
Frown lines and crows 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.
How do I know if I am a candidate for BOTOX?
Our staff will be more than willing to talk more about BOTOX treatments with you.
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