Botox (Botulinum Toxin)

Adults are living longer than ever before. We feel vital, we're active and we want our bodies to mirror youthful minds and hearts.

  • Botox

Enter botulinum toxin, one of the most important substances to hit the field of facial rejuvenation. Short of a surgical facelift, this substance is the most popular way to reduce facial wrinkles. Botulinum toxin can be used as a wrinkle treatment to smooth:

  • Frown lines
  • Crows feet
  • Forehead furrows
  • Skin bands on the neck

Smiling, frowning, squinting and even chewing - basically any facial movement can eventually lead to one of the most common signs of aging: wrinkles. They can make you appear tired or even angry when you are not. One of the quickest and safest remedies to remove wrinkles is an injection of botulinum toxin.

Botulinum toxin type A and botulinum toxin type B are both purified substances, derived from a bacteria. Injections of this substance blocks muscular nerve signals, which then weakens the muscle so that it can't contract and diminishes your unwanted facial wrinkles.

Botulinum toxin can be combined with other cosmetic skin procedures such as chemical peels, dermal fillers or microdermabrasion to further improve your results. This combination of therapies can even help to prevent the formation of new lines and wrinkles.

Who is the ideal candidate for BOTOX?

The best candidates for BOTOX are men and women between the ages of 18 to 65 who want to erase the tough frown lines and deep wrinkles on their face and neck to achieve the appearance of a more youthful, smoother complexion.

How does BOTOX work?

BOTOX is injected in small doses into different areas of the face to temporarily paralyze the overactive wrinkle-forming muscle tissues. The protein blocks the transmission of nerve impulses allowing the overactive muscles to relax. The procedure takes approximately 10 minutes. Pain and discomfort are minimal. Some doctors will use an anesthetic ointment or an ice pack to numb the area prior to injection.

What is the recovery period for BOTOX?

BOTOX procedures are fast and effective. There is little to no recovery time and patients can resume normal activities immediately after the procedure. Results begin to appear several days after the injections.

How long do the results of BOTOX last?

BOTOX treatments may last up to four months. It is recommended that repeat injections be administered every three to four months to maintain a smooth, youthful appearance.

What are the risks associated with BOTOX?

Some possible side effects of BOTOX treatment may include headaches, respiratory infection, temporary eyelid droop, nausea, and flu-like symptoms. BOTOX should not be administered if there is an infection in the injection area. In rare cases, BOTOX may cause the formation of antibodies that can decrease the effectiveness of the procedure.