Botox® For Softening Wrinkles and Fine Lines
For those who frown a lot or have a lot of worry lines, Botox® injections are ideal solutions for these people. It is safe, effective and can sometimes heal tension headaches.
Botox® is the most commonly known injection that improves the appearance of worry lines, frown lines, laugh lines, crow’s feet and other dynamic wrinkles. Botox® blocks impulses from the nerve to the tiny facial muscles, a process known as cosmetic denervation, and relaxes the muscles so they do not contract. After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled, while the untreated facial muscles contract normally, allowing facial expression to be unaffected.
What Is The Treatment Like?
Cosmetic denervation with Botox® is a simple and safe procedure. Using a tiny micro-needle, a very small amount of Botox® is injected, very precisely, into several locations on the face. No sedation or local anesthetic is required since the micro-needle minimizes pain and discomfort.
Are Botox® Treatments Safe?
Botox® injections have been used safely and effectively for over ten years to treat many opthalmological and neurological disorders. Temporary bruising is the most common side effect. In some cases, Botox® can migrate and cause a temporary weakness of nearby muscles. In rare cases, there can be a drooping of an eyelid or asymmetry of facial expression. The risk of any side effects depends on the muscles injected and your doctor will discuss all potential side effects before your treatment. Since the effects of Botox® are completely reversible, any side effects are temporary lasting only a few weeks.