Introduced in the late 1980s, injectables containing Botox have quickly become one of the most utilized ways to handle those little lines around the eyes and face. It is used to treat a number of medical conditions. It has been shown to help with such things as eye coordination, severe armpit perspiration, and even migraine headaches. Botox injections can be an effective option for much more than just the common crow’s feet.
The wrinkles on your face are created when the various nerve cells beneath the skin release a chemical called acetylcholine. Once this chemical is released,the muscles contract, and then fold the overlying skin creating wrinkles. Botox is a purified protein injectable that has been shown to disrupt the release of this chemical. Without the release of acetylcholine, the wrinkle causing contractions stop. Some of the most common areas of treatment are the brow,forehead, and crow’s feet (wrinkled area on the side of the eyes).
Some people are concerned that Botox is potentially harmful or may provide an unnatural appearance. Botox is a purified protein that is designed to treat a specific area of muscles. I take great care to assure that we accurately target the exact muscles that may be causing your wrinkles. As a plastic surgeon specializing in facial aesthetics I take great pride in providing natural youthful appearances through the use of my experience and skill.
Injectables containing Botox have been shown to alleviate nearly 80% of wrinkles, and to last for three to four months. However, a Botox treatment program is not a one shot deal. Depending on your goals, a number of injections over a specific time period may be needed. It’s best to come in and talk with me about your expectations and needs.
A Botox injection should always be done by a qualified and trained medical professional in a medical setting. I have completed the years of training and have the years of experience needed to make sure that only the muscles we want to affect are affected. For the patient it is a fairly straightforward process. It can be done during a routine office visit, and most of the discomfort of the injection is alleviated through a numbing cream. The treatment, depending on what needs to be addressed, can take about 20 minutes. I look forward to continuing to be a leading plastic surgeon utilizing Botox in helping you remain youthful and natural in appearance.