BotoxAs the years go by, the signs of aging become more apparent on our face. This is due to muscle contraction. However, there is a substance called Botulinum toxin, which is better known as Botox, that can stop the signs of aging. Botox can soften expression lines and unwanted wrinkles.
Adequate doses of Botox in certain areas of the face weaken the strength of muscle contractions. When applied strategically, the muscle stops receiving nerve signals, which prevents the muscle from contracting again. Therefore, facial muscles in the treated area become relaxed and the wrinkles get softer.
Botulinum toxin was originally used to treat clinical disorders like excessive blinking, muscular contractions, and facial spasms in patients who were partially paralyzed. Nowadays, it is also used for aesthetic procedures that can stop aging.
First AppointmentI will determine which expression lines I need to treat so your facial expressions look smooth. As a specialized plastic surgeon, I have the experience needed to recommend and inject Botulinum toxin. After my Botox treatment, my patients' faces look younger.
It takes about 10 minutes to apply Botox, and it doesn't require local anesthesia. I can perform this procedure at my office, and you won't need any medical leave or post-operative treatments.
After the ProcedureOnce the procedure is over, you may notice the small pricks left by the needle, but those will disappear in a couple of hours. Before going home, I will give you some instructions for you to follow to ensure that you get the results you were hoping for.
The effect of the toxin on your facial muscles begins showing three days after the procedure and will last five to six months. Once the effect of the toxin goes away, muscle mobility will come back, evidencing the reduction of expression lines. The wrinkles that have been treated won't get any worse. This procedure can be repeated as many times as the patient wants without any risk of complications.
Areas that are frequently treated with BotoxThis treatment is very simple, and it is most often used on the space between the eyebrows, nasolabial folds, and around the eyes.
This procedure does not have any risks because I am a specialist in plastic surgery, and I know how to locate the areas that should be injected with Botox so that your face looks natural and just how you wanted after the injection.