What is Botox® and what is it used for? We’ve all heard about Botox® but how much do you really know?
Botox® is a purified form of botulinum toxin A, and it has been approved by the FDA since the late 1980s. It is the most popular and the most widely used injectable treatment in the world because it works. When Botox® is injected under the skin it acts as a temporary paralyzing agent, allowing the muscles and tissues of the face to relax. As a result, wrinkles and fine lines are smoothed and the skin takes on a firmer appearance.
Where Is Botox® Used?
Botox® is a muscle relaxer that works to relax the muscles that deepen wrinkles. It is best used in the upper part of the face, reducing wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes. It is a quick and effective treatment for crow’s feet around the eyes, horizontal worry lines on the forehead, and vertical frown lines between the eyebrows. Botox® is not used for fine lines caused by collagen breakdown.
What Are the Benefits of Botox®?
When it is administered by a qualified physician, Botox® has proven to be very safe with no side effects, and the results look completely natural.
Getting Botox® injections is quick and easy. The injections take no more than an hour or so to complete, making this procedure one of the most convenient and popular cosmetic treatments available.
In addition to the immediate short-term wrinkle correction, Botox® will slow the rate of aging on the upper face. Over time, constant expressions such as frowning and squinting pull downward on the brow. But regular use of Botox® will minimize stress on the brow and significantly slow the aging process.
How Long Will the Results of Botox® Last and When Do I Need to Re-Treat?
The effects of Botox® are clinically proven to last about three to six months. At that point, you will need to get more Botox® to maintain your results. The good news is, the more often you get Botox®, the less of it you will need to smooth out wrinkles. As Botox® is used more frequently, your muscles will respond for longer periods of time. So with regular treatments, over time you will need less Botox® to get the same results.
To find out more about Botox®, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Flannagan Plastic Surgery serves residents of Evansville and Jasper and the surrounding cities in the tri-state area of Indiana, Northern Kentucky and Illinois.