Botox is used for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. Very minute amounts of Botox are injected to treat many conditions, most notably to help ease muscle spasms and to minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
As a cosmetic drug, Botox works by paralyzing your muscles on a temporary basis. The tiny injection of botulinum toxin prevents your nerves cells from sending signals to your muscles. With no instructions to contract, the paralyzed muscles are smoother, and the appearance of wrinkles is eliminated or greatly minimized. Approximately 10.9 million vials of Botox have been sold in the United States since 2002 and today, Botox is the #1 selling product of its kind in the world.
These FDA-approved cosmetic injections work to diminish frown lines between your eyebrows, and crow's feet around your eyes. A doctor or trained clinician injects it directly into the muscles where you desire treatment for your wrinkles and lines. You should not lose the ability to show expression when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. It is important to talk to your specialist about the results you want from treatment.
For crow's feet, you receive injections around the eye into the surrounding muscle. To treat lines in your forehead, the Botox is dispersed into the two muscles in that facial area. The treatment is noninvasive, and the injections are typically not very painful. Some small discomfort may occur in some patients, and can be alleviated with the use of numbing cream.
Botox use has also been clinically evaluated in male patients. More than 385,000 men in the U.S. got Botox injections last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That's a 310% increase from a decade ago. Part of the reason for this increase is the popularity of Botox amongst male celebrities- more men are open to discussing the work they have had done, it’s no longer considered taboo.
With virtually no down time, you can resume your normal daily activities immediately after receiving your Botox injections and instructions for daily care from your clinician. Full results of your treatment will be realized over several days after your injection, with maximum improvement typically attained no later than day 30. Initial results should be visible within one to two days after treatment.
In general, if the right amount of Botox is injected by a skilled doctor in the right muscles, Botox results can last around 3-4 months. As with any treatment, results vary by patient.
Botox is an extremely safe and proven cosmetic procedure that delivers effective results for the treatment of wrinkles and fine lines. As a noninvasive treatment with relatively rapid results, it's an enormously popular option for patients who seek a smooth, more youthful appearance. This service is easy and nearly pain-free with a long history of cosmetic success.