Botox and Cosmetics Procedures
WHAT IS BOTOX ?
A therapeutic agent used since 1982 for a variety of medical conditions, mainly associated with dystonia. Physicians are now using Botox to get rid of visual signs of aging, or dynamic wrinkles.
HOW DOES IT WORK ?
Botox blocks impulses from the nerve ending to tiny facial muscles that are related to expression lines. The muscle does not receive the message to contract and actually relaxes, allowing normal facial expressions to be unaffected and smoothing out lines at the same time.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT AND DOES IT HURT ?
Botox treatment is a very safe and simple procedure. It only takes a few minutes, and the pain associated with the procedure is minimal. Neither local anesthetic nor sedation is needed. You are able to carry on with your usual lifestyle immediately after the procedure.
Aging and unsightly lines in the face are often caused by squinting or frowning. These wrinkles found on the outside corners of the eyes (often referred to as crow’s feet) and others found in the forehead (commonly called frown lines) can now be dramatically improved, offering a much more relaxed and youthful look. Botox has been used for many years to cosmetically correct the effects of over active facial muscles.
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