Botox® was developed to treat the visual signs of aging by reducing or removing wrinkles and to improve jaw muscle fatigue in people that clench their teeth. The procedure is considered safe, minimally invasive and effective. Common areas for Botox® injections include horizontal forehead furrows, vertical lines between the eyebrows, “crow’s feet” around the eyes and chewing muscles. Botox® has proven to be the best non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation and is capable of producing phenomenal improvements in your appearance.
Reasons for Considering a Botox Treatment:
- Excessive facial wrinkles.
- Large wrinkles or furrows in your forehead.
- Small wrinkles or “crow’s feet” around your eyes.
- A vertical “frown line” between your eyebrows.
- Jaw pain due to clenching
The procedure works by altering the facial muscles beneath the skin that are related to wrinkles. Typically a small amount (1-2 cc’s) of Botox® is injected into the area of the wrinkle. Botox® works by blocking the impulses from the nerve to the facial muscles, thereby relaxing them. The result is the underlying facial muscles relax and the skin begins to smooth out. The effects of a Botox® treatment will last approximately three to six months after which the patient may choose to repeat the procedure.