Every day we make a variety of facial expressions through laughing, smiling, frowning, and more. Our skin’s elasticity helps it to stay smooth from these repeated movements. However, over time, elasticity diminishes, and wrinkles and lines begin to form from these expressions. Expressions lines are found most prominently in the forehead, around the eyes, and mouth. Botox is the leading cosmetic injection procedure to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines in the face.
What is Botox?
Botox is a prescription medication formulated from botulinum toxin Type A. This injection treatment was created by Allergen, a world-renowned cosmetic company. Botox injections are cosmetically used for the temporary improvement of moderate-to-severe wrinkles and lines. When injected, Botox stops the receptors in the muscles that prevent signals from the brain to contact. This smooths out wrinkles and lines. This technique is called neuromodulation, it immobilizes the muscles in the treatment areas to reduce skin creasing that contributes to the aged look. With an expert, experienced injector, patients can enjoy natural-appearing results that won’t lead to a “frozen” look. Botox is most used around the eyes and on the forehead or brows.
Who is a Candidate for Botox Injections?
Patients who are looking for a non-surgical solution to their aging signs can greatly benefit from the Botox treatment. Lines and wrinkles that form around the eyes and forehead can cause patients to look angry, sad, or tired. Botox can help to reduce the wrinkles for a fresh appearance. Most patients can safely undergo this treatment. During a consultation with one of our team members at Eterna MD, they will discuss your rejuvenation options with you.
What Happens During a Botox Treatment?
Botox injections are tolerated well by most patients. A topical numbing cream can be applied if needed. The injector will place the Botox treatment into predetermined points in the skin to treat specific muscles. This requires extensive knowledge of the facial structures, so it is important to receive Botox injections from a licensed and experienced injector. Botox treatment can take as little as 15 minutes to perform.
How Long Does Botox Last?
After the Botox treatment, there may be some minor swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection site. It can take up to a week for the injection to take effect, so patients should be patient when looking for results. The results from Botox typically last anywhere from 3-4 months. The treatment can be repeated at this point to maintain the results.
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To learn more about Botox injections such as what they cost, how botulinum toxin works, and what kind of benefits to expect, meet with our Eterna MD team for a consultation. Call us today for a complimentary consultation or fill out our online form.