With aging comes the development of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck
You may have begun to notice crow’s feet around your eyes or frown lines between your eyebrows. Botulism toxin, or Botox, is a neurotoxin that can be used to smoothen out these imperfections to give you a softer, more youthful appearance. Injection of Botox blocks the nerve signals that cause the facial muscles to contract, and the resulting relaxation of the muscles reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
Our office specifically uses a technique called “baby Botox” for a natural looking result. Not only does Botox improve wrinkles that have already developed, it also prevents the development of new lines and wrinkles. In fact, Botox is the most important cosmetic procedure to prevent the signs of aging other than sunscreen and the avoidance of sun.
Botox has a number of beneficial uses aside from reducing lines and wrinkles on the face. It can be used to improve jawline and neck contour by relaxing the bands of the neck, or to give lips a full, pouty appearance by releasing tension on the muscles around the mouth. Botox can also be used to give the illusion of a brow lift by relaxing the muscles that cause brow furrowing. Botox injections are the first step to improving eyelid heaviness prior to an upper blepharoplasty.
In addition to its cosmetic uses, Botox can also be used to reduce perspiration, treat migraine headaches, and diminish muscle spasms. Botox is the most common medical procedure in the world. These injections do not require any recovery time, and the only side effect that you may experience is slight bruising at the site of injection. Although you may see improvements immediately, it takes up to two weeks to see the full effects of treatment. Results will last 3-6 months.