After years of squinting, frowning, laughing and worrying the skin around the eyes, between the eyes (glabella) and on the forehead can develop expression lines and wrinkles. These wrinkles can make you appear tired, older, or just stressed. For over 30 years physicians have been using BOTOX Cosmetic as a treatment to relax the underlying muscles in order to prevent the skin from creasing, therefore softening a wrinkle and reducing the appearance of stress and aging. Dr. Naegele’s approach to Botox is conservative. She prefers to use the least amount possible to attain a soft, natural look versus a frozen look that makes one incapable of expression.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX Cosmetic, is produced by Allergan, Inc. It is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent derived from the bacterium, Clostridium Botulinum. Originally, ophthalmologists noticed the effect of fewer wrinkles when they were treating their patients for muscle spasms of the eye.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work?
The movements and contractions of the facial muscles are controlled by signals they receive from the brain. BOTOX Cosmetic simply prohibits the muscle from responding to these messages. As a result, the muscle relaxes and the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled.
What is a BOTOX treatment like?
BOTOX Cosmetic is injected into a specific muscle with a very fine needle. Treatment is safe, effective and takes less than 10 minutes. The pain felt is minimal like a tiny “pin prick” and no anesthetic is required. You may resume most regular activities following treatment with BOTOX®Cosmetic. It is recommended that the area treated not be rubbed, the patient should keep his or her head upright for 4 hours and avoid exercise for 4 hours after the treatment.
How long does a BOTOX Cosmetic treatment last?
The effects of Botox Cosmetic usually last from 3 to 4 months, and fade away gradually. Following several Botox Cosmetic treatments, the results may last 4 to 8 months or longer.
How quickly will I see results with BOTOX?
Typically, the effect of BOTOX Cosmetic is visible within 3 days. Maximum benefits are reached between 10 to 14 days. Once the muscle relaxes, the skin will soften and you will have a more relaxed and youthful appearance.
No Frozen Face – just natural looking results.
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