Botox

Do you have crow’s feet, frown lines, wrinkles or fine lines as a result of aging? Botox may prove to be the solution for you. Botox is the most popular and also most widely used cosmetic surgery to address aging. Over 6 million people receive Botox each year for a variety of purposes. Botox is derived from a neurotoxin which is made from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called “botulinum toxin.” This bacterium is naturally occurring in the environment, in areas such as soil, lakes, streams and other bodies of water. Additionally, the bacteria can also be found in several types of mammals.

 

Botox also serves a variety of medical purposes, but also is an effective choice for many in removing wrinkles and lines caused by aging. This occurs by temporarily paralyzing muscles and thus causing asmoother appearance overall. Botox is injected in very small doses to prevent signals from the nerve cells that communicate with muscles, leaving them paralyzed. Thus, the injection of Botox stops it from releasing the chemical acetylcholine, preventing muscles from contracting. After that occurs, the muscles become less stiff.

 

This, in essence, causes wrinkles and lines to soften, giving your appearance a smooth, full and youthful look. Botox responds especially well to the areas of the lower and central forehead, the upper forehead, and around the eyes. Anyone who has wrinkles or fine lines caused by aging may benefit from the Botox procedure. Botox has been found effective by many for treating crow’s feet, although it is not suggested for wrinkles caused by exposure to the sun.

 

The effects of the Botox treatment may last somewhere around three months. Generally, it takes anywhere from 7 to 14 days to achieve the ultimate effect. Individuals with certain medical conditions or nursing or pregnant should not receive this treatment. Most say the procedure is only slightly uncomfortable and does not require any type of anesthetic. The procedure itself is administered by a trained professional and is very quick compared to some other treatments.

 

The treatment itself and the recovery time are generally both quicker than other procedures. The needles used in the procedure are incredibly thin and short, making for a nearly pain-free experience. This method was also one of the first methods approved by the FDA.

Our team of highly trained staff is ready to answer any questions you may have about the Botox procedure or to set up an initial consultation appointment.