If you are looking for a way to look younger and more refreshed then you must inquire about Botox cosmetic. It is one of the most advanced, non-surgical, FDA approved procedures used to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.
BOTOX® injections are administered with a very fine needle and the effect is to relax the muscles that cause wrinkles in the forehead, crows feet and brow regions thus reducing them. The effects of this wrinkle treatment should be sustained for three to four months.
Benefits of Botox:
- Smooth forehead and brow lines
- Reduce wrinkles around the eyes (crows feet)
- Decrease creases between the brow
- Soften smokers lines
- Fast acting (7-10 days)
- Long history of being safe and effective
What is Botox Cosmetic?
Botox cosmetic is the trade name for a highly purified, naturally occurring protein that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. It has a number of therapeutic uses, one of which, is a muscle relaxant. These injections have the ability to smooth the skin over treated muscles, making it effective in reversing the signs of aging.
How do Botox injections work?
Normally, your brain sends electrical messages to your muscles telling them when to contract and move. Botox blocks the neurotransmitter to the muscle thus the muscle does not receive the message to contract.
How do Botox injections fight the signs of aging?
Botox injections fight the signs of aging by relaxing the underlying muscles which cause wrinkles and lines to appear on the skin. One common use for this cosmetic product, is in treating the deep frown lines which often appear between your eyebrows. Not only do frown lines make you older, they can also make you appear angry or upset, even when you are happy. Crow’s feet around the eyes add years to your appearance, and make you look like you are squinting most of the time can also be treated.
It is important to remember that not all facial wrinkles are related only to the activity of underlying muscles. Sun exposure, the natural maturing process, and even smoking, can all contribute to wrinkles. While less effective against these “static wrinkles” Botox injections may still help to greatly improve the overall appearance of the skin when used in combination with filling substances like Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane or Radiesse.
Can Botox treatment be used to reduce smile lines?
Botox injections are generally only used on the forehead, and around the nose and eyes. While it could be used around your mouth and chin, it would almost certainly weaken your smile — something you would probably find undesirable. Smile lines are usually treated by laser resurfacing, facelift or by dermal filler injections.
What is a Botox treatment like?
The treatments are gentle and quick. A very fine needle is used to inject the neurotoxin into the muscle. Some patients report minor and temporary discomfort from the injection. No sedation or local anesthetic is required however, so you will be able to continue with all of your usual activities immediately after your treatment.
How long do the Botox cosmetic effects last?
The effects from a single treatment of Botox cosmetic will normally last 3 – 4 months. After this time, you will notice a gradual return of facial lines and wrinkles. Usually, the treatment is required only three or four times a year.
Can I take Botox cosmetic indefinitely?
Treatments can typically be repeated as long as you continue to respond well and do not have a serious allergic reaction. Botox injections have been used for over 15 years commercially worldwide. Acceptable safety in long-term treatment has been well established. However, formal clinical evaluations of long-term use have not yet been conducted.
Is Botox cosmetic right for me?
Botox cosmetic should not be used during pregnancy, if you are nursing, or if you are taking certain medications. Only your physician can determine the best course of therapy. The effects of the injections may be increased with the use of certain antibiotics or other drugs that interfere with neuromuscular transmission. Ensure that your doctor is aware of any current medications you are taking before your procedure.
What are the possible side effects of Botox cosmetic?
All medications have some side effects, but with Botox injections they are minimal and temporary. Side effects really depend on the location of the muscle being injected. After the injections some people notice temporary weakness of muscles, or discomfort at the injection site. Some people also develop flu-like symptoms, but this is relatively rare.
Is it safe to drive after having Botox injections?
At the laser clinic we treat clients with botox cosmetic from Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills and Los Angeles and there is no problem for them to drive after the procedure.
How much does botox cost?
Botox price is dependent on the area being treated and the strength of the muscle movement. For example treatment of crows feet expect 8-12 units per eye at $11/unit for a total botox cost of $176 – $264. The nurse injector will discuss exact cost specific to your concern.