BOTOX® is a purified protein derived from the Clostridium Botulinum bacteria. This FDA-approved toxin is injected in small amounts into the muscles that are responsible for the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. BOTOX® causes these muscles to achieve a prolonged state of relaxation by blocking nerve activity. This in turn results in a smooth and virtually wrinkle-free skin surface and a much more youthful appearance overall.
Eliminate Fine Lines and Wrinkles Caused By Facial Expressions
Frown lines, crow’s feet and laugh lines are wrinkles that can result from years of making different facial expressions that cause tension in the underlying muscles. BOTOX® has the ability to smooth these creases away without cutting, acid peels or other invasive and painful measures. It takes just 10 to 20 minutes to complete a BOTOX® treatment and there are few side effects and minimal need for recovery. While some people experience moderate redness and flushing after these injections, these are issues that will quickly abate all on their own.
Lift the Brow with BOTOX®
BOTOX® can also be used to perform a non-invasive brow lift. As time passes, many people develop deep and pronounced wrinkles in the brow along with sagging skin. In addition to addressing the vertical wrinkles that form in between the eyebrows that are known as frown lines, BOTOX® can also erase horizontal lines across the forehead. This will result in a smoother and more youthful-looking forehead and a much higher brow. These changes can make people look more vibrant, capable and alert in almost no time at all.
Reduce Excessive Sweating
Excessive sweating can also be considered a cosmetic issue given that it can saturate the clothing and give the skin an unhealthy, unpleasant sheen. Studies have shown that BOTOX® is a safe and effective way to moderate perspiration so that this embarrassing problem is no longer an issue. This, however, is just one of many ways that this injectable toxin can help people regain their confidence.
Train the Facial Muscles
BOTOX® is not a permanent solution for fine lines and wrinkles and thus, people will usually need to have these procedures repeated every several months. Many patients do notice, however, that BOTOX® treatments need to be used less frequently after several treatments. Some people attribute this to the fact that the affected muscles have become trained to maintain the relaxed state that is responsible for diminishing facial wrinkles.
A BOTOX® treatment can produce immediate results, yet, optimal benefits are usually seen within just two to three days after the injections have been performed. This injectable toxin can significantly smooth the skin, giving it a tighter and more toned appearance. For many people, this is the ideal way to reduce the visible signs of aging given that it is non-invasive, relatively pain-free and entails little to no recovery time. Contact Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today to schedule your consultation with our medical team.