Fine lines and wrinkles are formed on the face through the contracting of the facial muscles. However, if the muscles are relaxed, fine lines and wrinkles smooth out and do not have the opportunity to form deeper ridges and creases on the face. When Botox (or Botulinum Toxin Type A) is injected into the muscles, it effectively stops the nerve signals sent to the muscles. The muscles are prevented from contracting and this results in muscle relaxation, smoothing out facial lines and wrinkles to create a youthful appearance.
Botox treatments particularly target lines found on the forehead (worry lines), frown lines (between the eyebrows), crow’s feet around the sides of the eyes, and even lines on the neck. Botox is also popular as a preventative measure against aging. Patients who begin to use Botox in their 20’s and 30’s will have less fine lines and wrinkles appear in the Botox targeted areas because the muscles will be relaxed and unable to produce those wrinkles.
Botox is not permanent and on average lasts for about 3 to 6 months depending on how quickly a person’s body metabolizes it.
The main key to achieving proper Botox injection results is to choose an expert Botox injector. Proper Botox injection techniques should result in a younger, smoother appearance, at the same time preserving a natural amount of facial expression. Dr. Meadows and our trained nurse injectors work with each patient to customize an approach that naturally suits their face, carefully mapping patient facial muscles in order to achieve the desired results. Our facial cosmetic patients are well taken care of and can rest assured that only a Botox expert has provided their treatment.
Botox is the top-rated facial cosmetic, non-surgical treatment around the world because it is so easy, and eliminates fine lines and wrinkles so effectively. It is unquestionably an amazing procedure to help combat the aging process.
Understanding the Procedure
Botox is one of the simplest and quickest non-surgical treatment options available for patients today. The entire procedure can be performed in under 10 minutes and the effects generally begin to show in about 4-6 days. Most patients will experience a bit of redness upon injection, but this typically subsides very soon afterwards. There is the possibility of a small bruise, but it can be easily covered or is usually so small it is hardly noticeable. One of the ways to avoid unnecessary bruising is to avoid the use of blood thinners, such as Vitamin E, Aspirin or Ginseng, prior to Botox treatments. Prior to the procedure, we will offer patients the option of a topical numbing cream. This results in patients experiencing little to no pain during the treatment.
Understanding the Recovery
Botox is known as a 'lunchtime procedure' because patients can return to their daily activities, including work, immediately. There are no incisions, sutures, or bandages required. Side effects are mild, and may include bruising, swelling, or redness around the injection site, as well as minor headaches.