Botox is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic treatments. It has a very high satisfaction rating among patients for its ability to smooth fine lines, wrinkles and creases. Botox, Dysport and Xenomin are all neuromodulators that contain botulinum toxin type A, which is a purified neurotoxic protein taken from Clostridium botulinum bacteria. Botox relax wrinkles by blocking the nerve signals that cause muscle contraction. When the muscle contraction is reduced the facial movements responsible for unwanted lines is inhibited. Botox is used for facial rejuvenation by reducing wrinkles between the eyebrows, crows feet and forehead. While Botox is most known to its facial rejuvenation capabilities, it is used for medical purposes such as the treatment of migraines, strabismus, hyperhidrosis and muscle spasms.
Although Botox is the most recognizable neuromodulator, Dysport and Xenomin are also effective and have distinct advantages. Healthy adults over the age of 18 are good candidates for Botox. Depending on the number of areas treated most Botox procedures last 15-20 minutes. Following the injections, patients should avoid lying down for four hours and aerobic exercise.
The effects of Botox is gradual with results starting at 48-72 hours and progressing over 2 weeks. The treatment lasts on average 3-6 months. Patients note that their lines are diminished and their faces are more youthful and refreshed. To learn more about Botox, Dysport or Xenomin call the office and schedule an appointment.
Botox is a safe, FDA-approved cosmetic treatment that has been popular among healthy American men and women since its FDA approval in 2002. Millions of people have undergone Botox injections to help smooth facial lines and restore a younger appearance. Botox is injected into the facial muscles, helping to block nerve impulses and relax the muscles. Without contracting facial muscles, lines become less evident and are prevented from worsening.
According to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery…
Botox was the most frequently administered non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the United States for 2012. More than 4 million people underwent Botox injections – up approximately 10 percent over the year before. Demand for minimally invasive aesthetic treatments continues to rise, and Botox is at the forefront.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I undergo Botox treatment?
Although many patients are candidates for Botox injections, it is not for everyone. You must be a healthy adult between the ages of 18 and 65 to qualify for Botox injections. Botox works best along the brow, where the face is prone to indention and sagging. For more information about Botox and whether it is right for you, schedule a consultation with us at your earliest convenience.
What should I expect during a Botox injection?
Botox is a rapid cosmetic treatment that takes just minutes to perform from the comfort of our office. The injection is administered using a very fine needle that induces only mild discomfort. You can return to work immediately after the injection.
How long do the results last with Botox treatment?
You will begin to notice the effects of your Botox injection within just a few days. The results will continue to improve over the course of approximately 4 weeks and may remain for up to 6 months.