Botox has changed the way that the world looks at cosmetic procedures. Movie stars swear by it, and every magazine and television show has featured Botox as the number one way to rid our faces of those unwanted frown lines and crow’s feet without surgery.
Botox is a purified protein that is injected in minuscule amounts into the appropriate muscle, causing it to relax and temporarily improve the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines and crow’s feet. It is also used to treat hyperhydrosis or excessive sweating.
After treatment, a patient treated with Botox can still frown and smile, but when they do, the expression wrinkles around the eyes and forehead are diminished. Correction with Botox is very natural and most patients feel that they have a more wide-eyed, rested and less “angry” look. Botox correction lasts an average of four months, however, after repeated injections, the results may last even longer. Effects of Botox become apparent in the first three to five days after treatment. Botox can be combined with other forms of facial rejuvenation such as collagen injections, laser resurfacing, chemical peels and/or microdermabrasion.
Botox treatment offers patients the benefits of a quick, simple procedure with no downtime.