Botox (onabotulinumtoxin A) is one of the most effective and safe anti-aging treatments. It has been FDA approved since 2002 for both cosmetic and medical treatments. It is FDA approved for migraines, excessive sweating, uncontrollable blinking, TMJ and to help reduce wrinkles, forehead lines, frown lines between the eyebrows, crow’s feet, downturned mouths and neck bands are some of the areas commonly treated.
How Botox® works:
Botox® works by relaxing the muscles treated, so wrinkles are erased and new wrinkles prevented. Static wrinkles, ones that are present at rest, are softened and may disappear with multiple treatments. Dynamic wrinkles, which occur with muscle contraction, are eliminated or softened, depending on the desired effect. A natural, rested look is the best result. Botox also shrinks pores , so the skin looks glowing.
Botox® starts to work 72 hours after injection with a tiny needle and goes into full effect in 2 weeks. The results last 3-4 months.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Botox® injections are great for men and women looking to achieve and retain a youthful, refreshed appearance. Younger patients get Botox to prevent wrinkles, shape their brows and for a lip flip. The majority of our patients are over 30 years old and get Botox as part of their self care regimen, like exercise and eating a balanced diet. Baby Botox or Microbotox is done using small doses to improve skin texture, making the skin glowy and smooth.